4.24.2014

mia cupola




Like the cherry on the top of my favorite Sunday, cupolas have always been for me that one final statement that completes most designs. Whether it be added to the roof of the main structure or to an accessory structure, cupolas hold a certain fascination.

Used now mostly for ornamentation, cupola's in the past have been used for ventilation and light as well belvederes or widow's walks. If they have windows they are sometimes called lanterns, and the smallest of cupolas are called monitors

The rule of thumb I use most often on deciding exactly what size to install goes something like this.............. 1.25" of base of cupola for every foot of unbroken roof line.  In other words if  the top of the roof  line measures 24'-0" left to right, the minimum length of your cupola base should be 30". I have on occasion gone up a size or two depending on the design of the structure it will be mounted on.





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4.04.2014

Conifer Gardens


 image tex-oregongarden.com

As with all garden design, form, color and texture always come into play.

 Conifer Gardens are no exception. Where some fall short is not allowing shape to be the first and main element of the design,  followed by color and then texture. 

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 image via finegardening
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 image via greatplantpicks.org

image via sunsetmagazine
 image via kellypinterest 
image viacarlazeilmann

If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net