[blank]Our terrace extension is finally nearly finished – only 4 months behind schedule 🙂 …. – and I am thinking about how we’ll use the bigger space.
I have always used plenty of pots on the terrace, to break the straight lines and to bring the green and the flowers closer to the house. I suppose it is a fairly English garden look, with plenty of flowers, strawberries in pots, sweet peas growing up canes … you get the picture.[blank]
[blank]But now we have a little more space, and now that my garden is taking shape after our remodelling, I am wondering whether I should keep it less busy. More pared down.
Of course, what you do with a terrace, depends a lot on what else is going on around…
If you have a château surrounded by 300 year old trees, then you don’t need much in the way of pots and flowers to make your terrace look good![blank]
[blank]and if you look out over a view that is so beautiful, that you could be standing in a pile of mud, it wouldn’t matter …. then you probably want to keep the terrace as pared down as possible;[blank]
[blank]but sometimes you can have a stunning house with a stunning view and still find a way to place a couple of spectacular pots to great effect, like at our friends house here, and his pots of pale blue plumbago….[blank]
[blank]so what do you think I should do?
keep it busy and flowery and family style,
or go chic and pared down and altogether more grown up?[blank]
picture 1 google, 4 chateau de moissac, all other photos taken here and at friends homes