I wasn’t good at algebra, but I kind of rocked geometry in high school. Maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to basic shapes in the garden.
I love a cut-out circle on a deck…it could work to highlight a special tree, a garden, flowers, or even a hot tub (which is what I think is going on to the left in the first picture below).
both images above from Small Eco House: Living Green In Style book
image from Pinterest (oh, why did I ever even look at this site…I’ll never get anything done again!)
I also love rectangular (and especially square) pavers. They look so modern in contrast with grass or rocks. I think circles and squares could absolutely coexist in a backyard!
image from Pinterest
image from The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture book
image from Freshome
both images above from Apartment Therapy