21. Log’s Gate

Every garden has its mysterious stories to tell. In mine, one of these stories is about Log, my cousin’s impetuous and noisy dog that I didn’t like very much because it frightened me and my daughter. By fate, it’s thanks to him and his lively temper that I was able to create this garden. This is why you’ll find his gloomy terracotta statue behind a gate.

The Vision

Log, impetuous and noisy dog, liked frightening us while we were strolling in that area of the garden – sheltered from the wind, warmed up by the sun in the winter and fresh in the summer. A very nice area, if it weren’t for that dog that unknowingly created discord in the family. My grandpa, aiming to keep the family as united as possible, decided to put a gate between the two properties to keep things at peace. This is how Log found himself on the other side of that gate, where he could only observe me, barking at me while I pushed my daughter in her cradle. I decided to homage him, because without his exuberance I would have never inherited this land.
Thanks to Log the family kept being united, and I found some peace— just like my grandpa wanted.

Building walls is never a solution to controversies, especially when family is involved – but when animals are in the middle of things, sometimes it works!

Plants used

Laurel (laurus nobilis)
Olive tree (olea europaea)
Peony (paeonia officinalis)
Downy Oak (quercus pubescens)
Bengal Rose(rosa bengalensis semperflrens)
Prostrate Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis prostratus)
White Spirea (spiraea prunifolia)
Cherry Plum (prunus cerasifera)