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Re: Oklahoma Garden Festival

He used the bluebonnet as an example.... he said if it didn't have the white
it would be very dark.... but the white spot on it makes it very bright.
When I paint someone's eye if I leave out the white it is dull but with the
white alive.  I love it when you hear something that makes so much sense.
zone 6b
where the ground is covered with snow... and my 15 year old son is so sad
that we are having school!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 8:56 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Oklahoma Garden Festival

> Thanks for sharing...this was lovely...helps me to even appreciate Monet's
> work more.  The white makes sense...I knew it could "cool" down a garden
> and could provide "light" at night, especially if put along walks but to
> use to emphasize other colors is interesting...I guess a very dark
> backdrop, like a deep green or purple, would do it for lighter shades of
> color, too...like selecting colors for a quilt.
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > [Original Message]
> > From: pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 02/01/2004 2:46:41 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Oklahoma Garden Festival
> >
> > I wanted to tell you all about getting to hear Derek Fell speak today at
> the
> > garden festival.  He
> >  has written over 60 books on gardening - around 2.5 million copies in
> > circulation.  He talked on Monet's gardens.
> > I loved the talk but
> > as much from an artist point of view as a gardeners.  I even bought both
> > books.
> > He talked about using white in small pieces instead of a huge clump.  He
> > said a big clump looks like a hole where small pieces add to the
> brightness
> > of the overall picture.  He had a picture of purple iris,
> > lavender iris and a very few white iris that was beautiful.  Monet had
> > most labor intensive gardens. He told how Monet didn't pay any of his
> >  gardeners. They were allowed to take the excess cuttings and plants to
> the
> > local farmer's markets and flower shops to sell. That became their
> > The slide show alone was worth the drive home in the rain.
> >
> >
> >   He told that if you are ever able to go to Monet's gardens you should
> > write for a pass to be able to go on a Monday.  Artist and
> > are granted a pass if you write ahead and ask. Since there are over
> 600,000
> > visitors a year it is great to go on Mondays when very few are  there.
> >
> > He talked about the use of Hot colors and Cool colors like you do in a
> > painting ... the hot colors up front and the cool color in the distance
> > fool the eye into thinking the garden is much further away.  He said he
> used
> > the straight beds with the walking paths beside them to show perspective
> > again as in a painting.   He loved single petal flowers for the
> translucent
> > quality of them.  He loved to have flowers not only low but high up to
> draw
> > the eye up.  Monet loved lace and tried to use flowering vines to look
> like
> > lace on the trellis. He hated variegated plants ... thought they looked
> > sick.
> >
> > I loved this quote:
> > Hybrids give the garden drama!
> > Reseeders give the garden soul!
> >
> > He told of the Americana Rose bred by Pyle from America.  He talked like
> it
> > is one of the best roses but you can't find it anywhere today.
> >
> > He was a great speaker telling great stories from his travels to Monet's
> > gardens.  He told of how the gardens were restored and how Monet's step
> > daughter Blanche loved the gardens.  It was she that kept the house,
> > paintings and gardens from being destroyed during the war.  I did take
> notes
> > and there are several more  and I could go on and on but I think you can
> > tell I loved it all.
> > I hated to leave... knowing it will be another year before it is time to
> go
> > again. For those of you that live close to Buck county Pennsylvania Fell
> > invited everyone to his own gardens in Pennsylvania which are open to
> > public on some of the major
> >  holidays.
> >
> > Patricia
> > zone 6b
> > where it is raining but turning to ice...  30 degrees right now.
> >
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