Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Plant Shapes

This side street has some of the older buildings on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.  It's one of the things I like best about working nearby.

Each building has its' own little interesting detail that sets it apart from the other.  It seems that the older the building is, the more intricate its' details.

Of course, there has to be a set of symmetrical planters at the front entrance.  And the ones that are in front of the arched entrance caught my eye.

It's not that they have little round boxwoods in them (cute, right?).  It's that the boxwoods echo the fence post tops and echo the globe lights in front of the building - even the archway of the entrance to the building.

This is one of those things that you pass by and only notice the plants - and then you think, hey, that looks nice.  So you go home and put in 2 little symmetrical boxwoods in front of your rectangular house with the pointed wooden fence and the diamond lighting.

Then you stand back and think, hey, that doesn't look as nice as I thought it would.

Plant shape.  I think that it's not just about the plant, it's also about the stuff around where the plant is going to live.

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