Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bright Spots Today

This odd weather is making everything bloom very early.  I thought it would be fun to capture these bright spots once in awhile.  Below is what I caught on film today walking through the Iowa State University campus.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Daffodil Shine

special flower that has popped up a month early this year.  Can spring really be here (or is this just a trick)?

Image courtesy of The Jonathan Galleries

Monday, March 19, 2012

Garden Design Principles: Repetition

In class we've been discussing the importance of design principles and how they guide a successful garden composition.  I took this picture at the Desert Botanical Garden last March because it exemplified the principle of repetition.   I love how the small round cactus is used over and over drawing your eye down the path.  Very simple, yet very effective.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Simple Garden

I found this postcard at an antique store last weekend.  I was totally enamored by the simplicity of this landscape...bright white walks, crisp green lawn, stately white house.

Yes, I know, it's totally empty (and devoid of energetic plant life).  But, after grading tons of complex landscape designs this past couple of weeks I think my eyes enjoyed the relief.

For those interested, this is an image of a house in Story City, Iowa in the 1920s.