March 21, 2013

Helen Dillon Garden: Summer


As promised, Helen Dillon's magnificent Dublin garden at high season (which in Dublin was August!)  


Even scanned images of non-digital photos 

East Side
can't diminish


the incredible sophistication of


Helen's use of


form, growth habit, play of light,


and shadow, hardscape

and turf

focal points, and grade changes,



texture and movement,



color echo and contrast,


line and scale,



mystery and practicality,



destination,


and site lines,



and comfort,


drama and whimsy,


exploration and 


composition,


personality

exposure and intimacy,


and unabashed 

verdant JOY.


(If you are comparing images of the spring vs. the August visits, please note the installation of a pool canal where the turf used to be...a dramatic, effective, and yes, expensive modification.)




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