This tour takes us back from where we came and past some familiar spots.
Enjoy the walk back, the next post tomorrow, will have some details around the property. It has many more images and highlights some of the container gardens and plant groupings.
Can you just imagine resting in this field?
Or skipping down the path at the Chanticleer House?
Is this not a beautiful combination of texture? I think this is Gunnera in the foreground. Not only is the leaf size big, but it is bright in this shady setting. Notice the upper and lower color of the leaves, it lends visual interest. See how the trees span the path, this makes for an intimate feel to the circulation route, slowing down the viewer.
Every path you travel makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland, like something magical awaits. Each building on the property is enhanced by the generous plantings.
Borders are colorful even when dependent on foliage.
My next post gives my thoughts on my visit, in addition to details around the property. It is a much more interesting post from the standpoint that it shows some closeups of the plant’s groupings. It also discusses what you should have gathered in design ideas from the past posts and not just viewed them as pretty pictures.
Like above, did you notice how the path widens at the stairs? It does not just run straight into the stairs. It is a design detail that you can use. Also the depth of the mixed beds are generous, affording the room for color throughout the seasons.
Hope to see you tomorrow too. If you missed any of the previous posts and want to catch up, or get inclined to study the gardens for ideas, they are listed below for your convenience.