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Woodland Garden

Completed woodland garden featuring cobalt pottery and accents and a raised moss garden.
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Karin Gilbertson wrote:
Karin - Where to purchase spheres?
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Hi. These are imported by a company called Border Concepts that sells only to retail nurseries. They, or something very similar, should be available in most good garden shops and nurseries. If you don't see them, they can probably order them for you. Good luck!
October 6, 2013 at 2:45PM   
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These look a lot like bowling balls with a cool paint job. Still very neat looking but certainly a diy project.
July 2, 2014 at 9:08AM   
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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Unwind in Your Own Private Garden Escape
Establish rhythm in your garden. We all have an internal rhythm. Some of this is static, a part of who we are, and some of it changes according to our circumstances and moods. Heart and breathing rates are two of the most noticeable forms of internal rhythm, but your natural stride and style of walking and that melody that continually plays in your head are other forms of your own personal rhythm. You can introduce the concept of rhythm in your garden by repeating certain key elements, as was done with these sculptural ceramic orbs. By spacing them farther apart, you can slow down your rhythm, creating a more leisurely garden experience. Closer spacing may actually decrease your sense of relaxation by making the space feel busier and more congested. Since these orbs alternate from side to side along this path, the eye is drawn down to a hidden part of the garden. Why? Because rhythm is established, and this rhythm resonates with your internal rhythm. If you've ever thought to yourself, "This garden speaks to me," rhythm is probably the reason.Tip: When doing a rhythmic installation such as this, odd numbers of items are always more pleasing to the eye.
Becky Harris added this to Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment
Cobalt goes to the garden. Glass spheres transform this rustic path into an art walk.Cobalt works with all sorts of garden styles, from traditional to contemporary. Test it out: Fill cobalt planters with red geraniums.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Create a Garden That Tells a Story
The comma concept can also be executed in a garden through multiple sculptural elements. Notice how these ceramic spheres both pull the eye down the pathway and establish rhythm through ebb and flow.

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Like the use of blue balls.
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A different way to use my blue balls
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Balls!!
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Glowing balls to light way.
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Principle: Rhythm
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The reason the concept of mass plantings works so well is that the eye flows uninterrupted, seeing the entire space as one element. The result is most assuredly a calm sense of relaxation.
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You can introduce the concept of rhythm in your garden by repeating certain key elements, as was done with these sculptural ceramic orbs. By spacing them farther apart, you can slow down your rhythm, creating a more leisurely garden experience. Closer spacing may actually decrease your sense of relaxation by making the space feel busier and more congested. Since these orbs alternate from side to side along this path, the eye is drawn down to a hidden part of the garden. Why? Because rhythm is established, and this rhythm resonates with your internal rhythm. If you've ever thought to yourself, "This garden speaks to me," rhythm is probably the reason. Tip: When doing a rhythmic installation such as this, odd numbers of items are always more pleasing to the eye.
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Rhythm...
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ceramic spheres both pull the eye down the pathway and establish rhythm through ebb and flow.
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Put path in woods
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The balls lead you down the path
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Blue balls on pathway
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concept to use comma shaped path to alternate seating area
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Lovely path
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repeated color objects
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Sphere pull eye down path and establish rythym
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love the blue orbs!
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the path and the globes
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Garden punctuation Sculpture of headstand?
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Little house path
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Garden path
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A fairy path! Let's play dress ups and be kids again !
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Large blue ceramic balls along the path. The same color ties them together.
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Blue balls! Maybe similar for front path?
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Blue balls scattered around
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the stone pathways, the groundcover and the spheres create a sense of magic and serenity
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Nice walkway
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FOLLOW THE BLUE BALL..............LOVELY
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orbs for back yard
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Backyard GOOD
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Old bowling balls?
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woodland-ish garden and path
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nice
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Grove idea.
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IF these balls really do scare deer away, then we need them -- and, if they work, then we could add Hostas to the line up. We love hostas -- but so do the deer!
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path
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Explore the ceramic balls
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The ebb and flow
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Blue!
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garden path
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Love ceramic spheres that pull the eye down the pathway of this garden.
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Ceramic spheres in backyard
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creating flow along the back fence.....
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Stepping Stones
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blue balls encourage the eye down the path
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Stepping stones with pebbles
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repetition of color and/or shape
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Pathway with accent colors
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Notice how these ceramic spheres both pull the eye down the pathway and establish rhythm through ebb and flow.
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path w blue balls
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ceramic orbs
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Sculptural elements add interest to garden path.
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Path
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stone path
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I like but not the blue spheres included
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Buried flagstones.
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This photo demonstrates repetition rhythm by having the same color throughout the path that leads the eye from one point to another easily.
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path and repeating elements (though I don't like the blue balls)
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Love this path
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Pretty balls hidden in foilliage
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landscape balls
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Stepping stones
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rhythm
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blue orbs
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rhythmn
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Blue spheres
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Would like to add some sculptures or something interesting
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Create rhythm
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the blue ceramic orbs!!
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Rhythm- the blue balls
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Rhythm- The blue balls give form to this landscape providing rhythm.
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Rhythm- The blue balls give this landscape rhythm.
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path ways
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use odd numbers of a repeated small sculpture
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Terraza azul
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Cobalt in the garden
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balls along path
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Rustic Path behind master bedroom
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This is repetiton because the blue balls continually follow the path
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natural rhythm and curved bed lines.
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On stream bed
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Garden path idea
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The orbs, spaced further apart to be relaxing, and on opposite sides, create "rhythm" in the landscape
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cobalt spheres to jazz up the garden path
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Great colour pops in the bush
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path
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balls lining the path...
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Movement
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Balls
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Glass balls
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Love the whimsical feel of this path.
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rhythm
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globes along the path
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Walkway
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large stepping stones
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Love this color blue
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path
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winding path, natural stone, trees, plants, repeating patterns set rhythm
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This shows repetition because of the blue balls and the square stones
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Cobalt spheres line shady garden path
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Mulch and mass planting. Ideas for simple, natural looking garden
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Pathway idea
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rhythm this picture represents rhythm because the balls. this also catches my eye beacuse the odd number of items (balls).
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Rhythm and color used to punctuate the pathway
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Garden
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Path
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Pathway
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I like the occasional garden ornament
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path & balls as scupture
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flowing backyard
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Rhythm - or a garden motif
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love the orbs
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Woodland path
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path
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Like the landscaping
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I realize this look may not be possible with our limited space, but I like the idea of a little path, maybe even leading to the trees behind our property. It just makes you want to go exploring!
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Notice stone walkway - color, distance between stones, static quality - more of a connector path than a meander. Blue too distracting, as in, Why are those bowling balls sitting along the woodside path.
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repetition creates rhythm
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Ken's slate
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neat
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Ground cover
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take out blue balls!
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