It’s the first time I’ve ever been PAID for it …
I was asked by the magazine to identify some well-designed gardens and explain why. Many of us know when we are in a pleasant space, but few of us can identify why. Enjoy, darlings!
A few more pics with my own camera …
Garden Number 1.
Poetry in motion!
Fell in love with this arbor with a rose on top. The large candelabra was designed by the owner of the home.
A proper way to end an axis.
Garden Number 2.
View of the home from the street.
The view from my car of the front entrance. The formal parterre garden is obscured by a sea of maiden grass.
Inside the parterre garden at the entry courtyard.
Loropetalum chinensis espalier.
The rill garden consisted of two round pools connected by a nine-inch runnel.
The owner designed this so that water could flow in either direction.
I love the granite block and the perennials on this terraced garden.
Curved walls terrace down to the natural wooded area beyond.
View from the other direction. A symphony of herbaceous perennials!
Big leaf hydrangeas behind a Japanese boxwood hedge.
Note: Did you see any green grass in these pics? No – there is none.
Garden Number 3.
A restoration of an historic home in Wilmington, NC.
Magnolia soulangiana “Saucer Magnolia”
Lilies and ferns.
Fountain and fenestration.
A year later.
Motor Court with red brick and crushed slate.