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You Can Grow That!

I was in a garden today that reminded me about two important things: color and rest. The gardener, Alan Richards, used bold colors very effectively on walls, furniture and garden ornaments. Once again I thought of how New Englanders are just too darn timid when it comes to putting color in our gardens. In Alan’s garden there were some hidden seating areas as well, so I thought of how important these are in the landscape. Be they build in to the hardscape, as he did it, or benches and chairs placed in the property, such features remind us to rest. Frankly, rest isn’t something Americans are very good at, so it’s helpful when the garden can serve to prompt us in this direction.

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