Inspired by Manhattanhenge and Stonehenge.

Do you know a bit about the significance of Stonehenge? While there are lots of mysteries about the site, one of the most interesting things is that the sun aligns perfectly with the stones during the solstices. This is one of the things I love about outdoor design, there are no walls and you can bring the heavens and the stars and sun and all the things around in nature into the design. Thinking about ways to do this and bringing greater meaning to a site is really inspiring to me.
These thoughts are brought on by a post at Loft Life Magazine that I found by way of one of my blogging class friends, Discover Interior Design In Manhattan, two times per year (in May and in July –this year will be on Sunday May 31st)…the setting sun will align with the east west streets in the cities main street grid creating beautiful vistas. A single momentary event worth paying attention to.
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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. chocolate and steel on May 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    That is so cool. I learned something new today. What beautiful pictures too.

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