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Gardening in America
Using Light for Design
by Nancy Fletcher

Using light for designIt is interesting to seek out and observe the way a particular architect uses light in a design of a building. It is true, in this case, the best things are free. The filtered light through the top of the grape arbor comes first to be followed by the lattice work triangles from the west light striking the ground here.

These petunias grow in a large hot pink colored plastic tub costing maybe a couple of dollars. They are directly at the entry of the house and give a welcome to any guests who are coming to the door.

The small decorative rustic fence in the back ground is built from the locust trees grown on property. The statement has been made, "only a stone lasts longer than locust fence posts." This was the original purpose for planting the locust trees along with their benefit to the soil as to nitrogen, their quick growth, hardiness, fragrant blossoms in the spring, and being an adequate shade tree as well.

The bird bath sets next to this fence and the birds use the posts to roost on while they dry their wings. If one is a nature lover this is an endless pleasure, watching the many varieties of birds come to this cool protected area.

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