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Roderick Grant
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I didn't give this project much of a look when I first saw it years ago, but the care given to the presentation above does wonders. Such a structure at the end of an allee or in an English country garden would be spectacular. The plants in the planters would stand out boldly against a background of scarlet sumac.

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I do. Happy Holidays to David and to Chad !

The sparkle of white dots on light gray concrete would be easy to underestimate, before seeing it . . .

(Creating a Flickr account was relatively quick and painless.)

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Excellent! But a quibble: The plants in the planter don't stand out from the plants in the background, so it looks like it's all in the planter.

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Thanks Roderick!

I have tried to use a different color for those plants, but yes, in some shots they don't differ well from the background

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Try a lilac bush in full bloom in the background.

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I read the scene as a misty fall day, despite the presence of leaves on trees, and the exhibit foliage as dried stuff---much like what I have at home, and quite Wrightian too.

But I may be misjudging the whole effect and intention . . .

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Dried stuff wouldn't stay dry long on a misty fall day.

Perhaps it would work as is if the 'stuff' in the planter were shown against the bark of a tree trunk?

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