Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mysterious Curves

I love a garden with mystery. One that invites the viewer to wonder in further to see what they might discover. One of the ways to create mystery in garden design is with curves, or more specifically, curved paths.

My garden in Laguna was laid out around existing plants and trees and eventually developed into a series of interconnecting paths that crisscrossed the property. Unfortunately the gardens in San Juan are almost all straight lines with very little mystery. The picture above is one of the few walkways that you cannot see the entire layout ahead.

3 comments:

Northern Shade said...

What a lovely enticement to walk a little further and explore what's around the corner. I'd love to see more photos of your paths.

Kanak Hagjer said...

I can imagine from this photo that when you turn into a corner, more surprises await to fill up your senses. Your garden features are beautiful.

cindee said...

I love pathways and yours is very enticing.