Here is the second look at this beautiful garden that I promised. See the first post, A Garden to Make You Say Wow, for more images and information. You will see a few whimsical touches in the garden, but in no way would you consider this a whimsical garden.
You will notice throughout the tour, a smart use of annuals in ground and flowing bountifully from containers. Note the use of Senorita Rosalita Cleome in a similar shade of lavender as the Supertunia Bordeaux.
This is a very clever garden display using the dress form to showcase the garden apron complete with tools and seed packets. What a unique garden ornament.
The garden is elegant, well planned and beds have drifts of blooms, typical of an English garden.
Art sets throughout. See how annuals combine nicely with perennials?
An arbor welcomes one to explore.
A hot tub for those chilly evenings extends enjoyment in the garden.
Various paths lead through the gardens.
Containers add colorful punch, and she uses a designer trick of keeping some containers consistent predominantly in only one selection of plant. It is the same principle as bedding drift, more bang for the buck.
One thing to note and as nice as it looks, the wall is too close to the large poplar. It will test the integrity of the wall over time.
The use of ornamental grasses extend the growing season.
In the containers above, she uses what a floral designer might create with various plants arranged to balance out the containers.
The large blue pots and table and chairs coordinate with the tile of the pool. The owner painted the table and chairs the matching color. That is another designer trick to carry a bold color throughout to help tie a scheme together.
There is a number of seating areas in the rear gardens. The only one I might not have positioned is the rocker by the pool. For safety reasons, it should be in a more intimate, possibly shaded seating area away from pool’s edge. Great for curling up with a book.
This is an old, antique stove used as ornament, secretly found behind the large bed backing the pool. You take the narrow path below.
The front beds are an artful mixed planting, bordered by cut stone. There is quite a lot of stone used on the property, and you can see how it retains undulating raised beds and berms.
The front garden uses turf grass as a sculptural design element. It is also used functionally as well for snow removal from the very long driveway. In our climate, that is a huge consideration.
The use of hedging shrubs adds interest in winter so the beds do not look devoid of structure. The color scheme in the front gardens appears to be predominantly pinks and purples.
I hope you enjoyed this two post tour. I very much delighted in visiting this property.
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