Focal points are made up of carefully placed objects that direct a person's line of sight. Their goal in the garden is to propel the movement and prompt the user to make a decision: How to proceed with this turn on the road? Do I continue on the path that offers the same experience or choose the one that teases the senses by offering an interesting sculpture, tree specimen, bridge or rock? When a focal point is well placed on a user's course, it does not feel manipulated.
Harmony balances other design principles by bringing together individual components and creating a coherent whole, ensuring that all parts of the design fit and complement each other (Figure 19-26). Figure 19 - 22. This simple design does not overwhelm the small back yard. A dwarf Japanese maple, a bit of chartreuse cover, and a stone path leading to a bench make this space seem larger than it is while remaining comfortable. Figure 19 - 23. Different colors of heather, seen in both the foreground and the background, are rep- resented in this landscape. These repetitive groupings are not boring but lend rather unity to design. Figure 19-24. There are strong horizontal lines in this landscape with the stone wall, the colorful perennials and the wisteria arbor. These lines draw attention across the landscape.
The gates can be built with any material, from wood to stone and metal, provided they blend well with the palette and style of the facade. When architecture requires a color palette on the facade, it must be extended to the landscape for all hardscape structures. Here is a good example of an intimacy wall of the front yard and a door column composed of shades selected by the architect. As much as possible, keep a very accurate palette for your front hardscape so that the entire site is visually integrated from the front edge to the rear fencing. Large urns are among the most powerful pieces of art in a front garden.
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