The artful eye was born out of a desire to see good design, personality, and whimsy in mine and my neighbors front yards. Since we here in Southern California are under water-rationing, many people have taken out their lawns and had massive amounts of mulch brought in to surround their decomposed granite pathways. Not that I have anything against decomposed granite pathways and mulch-but there is so much more fun that we can have with our yards!
Think of your yard as pure design potential. You can have little private sitting areas, fun places to sit, play, and relax. You can have a vegetable or herb garden. You can have wondering paths with whimsical details. The point is your yard should reflect your sense of playfulness and wonder.
Rocks come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Decomposed granite even comes in a variety of colors. Salvage yards are full of possibilities in terms of architectural and garden detail. Why have the same landscape your neighbor has? It takes a little more planning and effort but your garden will thank you for it, as will your neighbors!
In this blog I will show you work I've done as well as things that I find interesting.
Hope you enjoy it.
Cindy Jackson, theArtfulEyeLandscape, 818-371-3046