By Julie Moir Messervy
A charming collection of rounded beach pebbles set out on a shade garden floor bring unity to this garden vignette. Photo by JMMDS.
As I wrote in Home Outside :
“The easiest way to connect the energy both in and around your house is to repeat
an element: a color, a texture, a shape, or even a style. When you do this, you
create an automatic connection between the elements that stand out in a
landscape of otherwise unrelated objects.
“Children enjoy ‘connecting the dots’ by drawing a line from one numbered dot to
the next to reveal a picture that couldn’t otherwise be deciphered. In a similar way,
you can connect focal objects to each other and unveil a larger pattern by repeating
an element and uniting different areas….Repeating an element can help restore
order to a chaotic landscape and bring harmony and a sense of balance to the whole
Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love
(Taunton Press, 2009, pp. 186-187)