Haycocks 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”
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.
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.