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Tara Dillard
Works at www.TaraDillard.com
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Choosing Chairs
Choosing chairs for your garden, a couple of things to include.  A chair back tall enough to lean the head back to rest or fall asleep.  And, arms. Lovely chairs, below, but after-dinner-conversation will flow longer, enrich & be funnier, sitting in the cha...
Choosing chairs for your garden, a couple of things to include.  A chair back tall enough to lean the head back to rest or fall asleep.  And, arms. Lovely chairs, below, but after-dinner-conversation will flow longer, ...
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Nancy Lancaster: Finding a Library to Copy
Garden Design has several first-rules-of-design, one of my favorites, COPY.  Don't take this rule, as I did for too many years, as a crutch or not unique.  Each site is unique, and, how YOU copy is unique.  End of theorem?  Copying is unique. . Moving house...
Garden Design has several first-rules-of-design, one of my favorites, COPY.  Don't take this rule, as I did for too many years, as a crutch or not unique.  Each site is unique, and, how YOU copy is unique.  End of theorem?  C...
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Garden: Foot Swing
This is the swing, below, I thought was hanging from our old pecan tree. The wood seat on our swing, below, rotted long ago. Wise teachers arrived yesterday, below.  Their inner narrative was one of use, above/below. My narrative, wildly wrong. This is a fo...
This is the swing, below, I thought was hanging from our old pecan tree. The wood seat on our swing, below, rotted long ago. Wise teachers arrived yesterday, below.  Their inner narrative was one of use, above/below. ...
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What Makes a Good Guest Room ?
Quirkiest delight of my career has been lecturing out-of-state for Garden venues.  Mostly, they have little money to spend, and I'm given the choice of a hotel or some one's home. . Is there a better way to know a place than staying in a private home, and h...
Quirkiest delight of my career has been lecturing out-of-state for Garden venues.  Mostly, they have little money to spend, and I'm given the choice of a hotel or some one's home. . Is there a better way to know a place than ...
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John Adams Celebrated July 2, the True Anniversary of Breaking from England
John & Abigail Adams, at each turn, humble.   . David McCullough wrote a Pulitzer prize winning biography of John.   .  McCullough's book trumpets for the same treatment of Abigail.  With her, I want to know every layer of her successful farm management.  I...
John & Abigail Adams, at each turn, humble.   . David McCullough wrote a Pulitzer prize winning biography of John.   .  McCullough's book trumpets for the same treatment of Abigail.  With her, I want to know every layer o...
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Designing to Solve Problems: Maintenance & Snakes
From the 1st visit with the realtor to our new home, I KNEW the garden around the house would be gravel with meandering paths & terraces of gravel further from the house.  And, siting of large pots with HYDRANGEA, drip irrigation of course, were paramount. ...
From the 1st visit with the realtor to our new home, I KNEW the garden around the house would be gravel with meandering paths & terraces of gravel further from the house.  And, siting of large pots with HYDRANGEA, drip irriga...
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Best Garden Design Rule for 'Eyesores'
Yesterday's surprise, below. . We didn't know the wedding tent would have 2 sides filled with equipment.  Southern summer wedding, air conditioning happily wanted.   . 3 hay bales had been sourced for power box/satellite dish.  Those 'eyesores' no longer ma...
Yesterday's surprise, below. . We didn't know the wedding tent would have 2 sides filled with equipment.  Southern summer wedding, air conditioning happily wanted.   . 3 hay bales had been sourced for power box/satellite ...
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Front Porch Furniture Placement
Temps & humidity are at their extremes. . Yesterday, after lunching with a friend in town, I had the good fortune of riding shotgun while my friend had to stop, below, for a few minutes. Without words, tone poem, this front porch is a full class, How to Des...
Temps & humidity are at their extremes. . Yesterday, after lunching with a friend in town, I had the good fortune of riding shotgun while my friend had to stop, below, for a few minutes. Without words, tone poem, this f...
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Front Porch: Open Wide
Rich in sublime detail I'm curious about the front porch, at the drive way side. Perhaps more shutters between arches?  A ceiling fan suggests moments of leisure.  Foundation hedge is a barrier between home & garden.  Forcing foot traffic to the front door....
Rich in sublime detail I'm curious about the front porch, at the drive way side. Perhaps more shutters between arches?  A ceiling fan suggests moments of leisure.  Foundation hedge is a barrier between home & garden.  Forcin...
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Cottage Garden vs. American Farmhouse Garden
Moving from cottage garden to historic American Farmhouse architecture garden has, in less than 2 weeks, taught much. . One lesson, after moving team finished near midnight, was apparent at first light. . Cottage garden accouterments, though loved & used fo...
Moving from cottage garden to historic American Farmhouse architecture garden has, in less than 2 weeks, taught much. . One lesson, after moving team finished near midnight, was apparent at first light. . Cottage garden a...
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Design: Creating Flow
How will you get from point A to point B ? . Flow. . Flow is at the front end of my Garden Design Equation. . When I was in college, SMU , someone mentioned that the sidewalks in front of Dallas Hall were poured, AFTER, they saw where students tread dirt pa...
How will you get from point A to point B ? . Flow. . Flow is at the front end of my Garden Design Equation. . When I was in college, SMU, someone mentioned that the sidewalks in front of Dallas Hall were poured, AFTER, ...
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Design: Use What You Have
In our office/guest cottage, Yellow Belle, below.  She had cast offs from my home/garden and Beloved's. . Ca. 1945, on an acre, she is an elegant simple home, the type to leverage a life better.  Wise architecture seeps into a soul. . In the front parlor, b...
In our office/guest cottage, Yellow Belle, below.  She had cast offs from my home/garden and Beloved's. . Ca. 1945, on an acre, she is an elegant simple home, the type to leverage a life better.  Wise architecture seeps into ...
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Georgia
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Texas
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Tara Dillard: Garden & Home
Introduction

Gardens begin inside your home on axis with key views.  Interior style and colors + exterior architecture are seamlessly combined, with historic templates, to create a vanishing threshold.  

Online design, TaraDillard@AGardenView.biz, with a contracting dream team locally.

Gardens are a moat of grace around our life & home.

Garden & Be Well.

"Our lives are about getting the outside to match the inside." Jung

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Written several books & hosted my own TV show on CBS yet the most important thing I do is design gardens.
Education
  • SMU
    Engineering
  • Georgia Perimeter College
    Ornamental Horticulture
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Care and attention to detail. A small office-team but skilled. Dedicated. Will do the hospital care for you too, so many only do the office and pass you off to 'who ever' is on call at the hospital when you need it. Dr. Roman is a quiet man, because he listens to you intently. He will take the pause then speak, a thinking man. Cannot say enough good about this office/staff.
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