Repetition Creates a Serene Landscape
San Diego - Martin Luther King Park, Peter Walker To make a point, repeat yourself... This is certainly true in a landscape, no matter what the size. Steps are the best example of a repeating element in a garden. Steps can make a strong, repetitive statement... They can be rustic: (The Japanese gardeners knew it all) (johnsen landscapes & pools - www.johnsenlandscapes.com ) They can be modern: Steps Paul Banguy Deliberate repetition in an outdoor setting makes a visual point and creates order which calms us immensely. Ordered vs. chaos - most of us would choose ordered ... repeating plans, stepping stones, pavers, planters and more can create unity and rhythm...we like that. Here are some examples of repeating elements outdoors - there are so many. Try it at home - get a bunch of anything and line them up! (Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Ma.