At first, it is discombobulating?you leave a firm organizing principle (the axis/path) and arrive in a very loose space covered completely with gravel, irregularly punctuated by oval planting areas. You aren?t quite sure where to go next.
?I wanted this loss of direction and momentum from the axis to create a shift in pace,? says Deacon, ?an invitation to pause, perhaps a sense of losing one?s way and, given the plant choices, of being ?lost in the desert? allegorically.?
Golden ?Angelina? stonecrop fringes a boulder; beyond, silvery sea holly and burgundy alliums relish the site?s fine drainage.