I went to Keeyla Meadows‘ garden and art open house the other day. Keeyla is an artist and landscaper. I have seen pictures and small examples of her work for years. She has written books and articles and her style has been imitated widely, but I wasn’t sure what to expect when going to her house, studio, and garden in an unassuming part of town.
Her specialty is the color palette of plants and their surroundings and the colors in each area of the garden are reflected and balanced – art and building color dance perfectly with the plants growing there. The attention to detail is incredible as you can see in the picture above of the back or side door of her studio. She has another smaller clay studio.
It sounds like she has a lot of space, and it feels like it because of all the paths and elevation changes, nooks and crannies, and plant, ceramic and metal visual feasts, but really it is just an average to small urban lot – with no fewer than 4 large water features.
I’m going out and water my wilting roses now.