Vintage landscape: repetition

Haycocks in apple orchard, c. 1910, by Albert henry Barnes, via University of Washington Digital CollectionsHaycocks in apple orchard near Parkland, Washington, c. 1910, by Albert Henry Barnes, via University of Washington Commons on flickr.

I feel like this picture could inspire an interesting ornamental garden.

Here is a little further inspiration with another repeating shape.

2 thoughts on “Vintage landscape: repetition

  1. Cindy, this is a wonderful photo. It reminds me of two gardenscapes I’ve seen. One was in France, at le jardin plume, where grasses in an orchard were raked in a very similar way. The other was in Quebec, at the International Garden Festival at Metis, where a designer whose name I have forgotten created Monet-like haystacks. I like seeing an original version of what I’ve seen as contemporary.

    Incidentally, I love the Sunday porch posts.

    1. Once, in a landscape design class assignment, I “planted” lots of big ornamental grasses in a field of a country property to reference haystacks. I’m sure it’s been done.

      I enjoy finding the porches. They have been such an important feature of North (and South, really) American homes/gardens.

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