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Center of Attention

Updated: Feb 17, 2019

A focal point gets a lot of attention and using a strong element will ensure it is worth the look. Focal points can be used throughout the garden. Whether a dramatic fountain, planter, statue or object de art, it can be placed on axis or added to the border as a highlight. A focal point brings the eye to attention and becomes a special moment when viewing the garden.

A FRENCH LIMESTONE FOUNTAIN ON AXIS

A fountain is a great way to bring focus to the garden, especially if it is running and splashing water. Movement of water captivates and brings additional highlights to a focal point.

ELEGANT STATUES ADD PERSONALITY AND INTRIGUE

Stone statues speak italian and are often used in formal and semi-formal italianate designs. The contrast of the white stone and dark green foliage adds drama to the focus.

THIS STONE PLANTER STANDS TALL IN THE CENTER OF THIS PARTERRE

Dramatic planters combined with outstanding plants display a strong garden focus. A formal or semi-formal parterre garden is perfect for placing a focal on axis. The patterns create interest and allows the eye to follow the embroidery of boxwood while a strong central element becomes the center of attention.


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