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Small City Garden

The overall design for this city garden has a rhythmic movement, which comes from the composition of forms, the billowy sway of the plants in the breeze and light bouncing off the reflected surfaces. The garden is designed to engage the viewer as participant in a trans-formative place, even if the journey they choose is purely visual.

Michele Lee Willson Photography

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lpeichel wrote:
Where can the silver balls be purchased? - Love the silver balls and would like to know where to guy them.
   Comment   November 20, 2013
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Marty Mills
Try QVC mercury balls
December 2, 2013 at 4:54pm   
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They are Rome Industries Stainless Steel Gazing Globes. Really great looking accent pieces. I own several.
December 29, 2013 at 12:03am   
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mcblurty wrote:
Am I the only one creeped out by the fact that the photographer has no reflection?
     Comment   January 28, 2013
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hahahaha! Our photographer is going to love this comment. It took her quite awhile to figure out where she could stand so she wasn't in the reflection...
January 28, 2013 at 1:01pm     
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mummu33 wrote:
What is the small tree or shrub in the center of the picture?
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The low light green one behind the light and below the japanese maple is, Ribes sanguineum glutinosum.
May 3, 2012 at 4:09pm     
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amunroe wrote:
Where did you get the balls?
   Comment   September 25, 2011
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Where to get the balls? Is it in australia?
January 9, 2013 at 4:42pm   
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I purchased some from CB2
September 8, 2013 at 11:54am   
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plohni wrote:
What type of stone are the large white "bands" ? Thanks!
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Cooper's NW Electric wrote:
What is the tall shrub in the back?
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Becky Harris added this to Show Off the Shape of Spheres
You don't have to start out with a giant sphere in the garden; some that are the size of actual bowling balls can also pack a dramatic punch! Oh my gosh, the big one has the small one in its reflection, which has the big one in its reflection, which has the small one with the big one in its reflection in its reflection... my mind is blown. I must end this ideabook. More shapes around the home: Make a Mark with Medallions The Sunburst Motif Rooms for Squares
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Add mirrored balls next to a pathway or nestled in your landscaping to spread light around. These balls also accomplish the same space-enlarging effects as a standard mirror, but with more of a playful twist.
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Want to add a hint of disco to your outdoor space? Consider a reflective sphere or three.
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Plants and artwork should coexist compatibly, communicating the designer's intent. This alluring trio of gazing balls is thoughtfully placed, creating a noteworthy moment in the garden. The orbs reflect dazzling blades of grass as well as the texture and colors of the gravel flooring — there's an eye-catching counterpoint between shiny and dull.Some gardeners are known to joke that while plants may be fleeting, artwork has permanence. That's a reassuring notion to keep in mind when choosing artful objects for your landscape.
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3. Shiny garden ornaments. Your greenery may die back in the winter months, but garden ornaments will shine on. Choose something with a bit of gleam, like the silver orbs shown here, for maximum impact.

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Arterra LLP Landscape ArchitectsSave to IdeabookEmail Photo 3. Shiny garden ornaments. Your greenery may die back in the winter months, but garden ornaments will shine on. Choose something with a bit of gleam, like the silver orbs shown here, for maximum impact.
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