Sunday, August 10, 2014
A Most Beautiful Garden
One of the best things that happened to me after I started using the internet years ago is I met many gardening friends throughout the US and Canada through a perennials forum on a gardening site. Fortunately for me a few of them live in New England and we've become fast friends and are able to visit back and forth and have garden parties from time to time. Yesterday we visited our friends the Anthony's who have a beautiful mature garden they've been working on for years. I believe the property was originally agricultural land so they started with a blank slate. They've done a wonderful job of creating undulating mixed borders that feature beautiful specimens of some of my favorites like Picea 'Skylands' and Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes' and many many more. Everywhere you look in this garden is another beautiful vignette. They combine trees, shrubs, perennials, tropicals, annuals and garden art with smatterings of container combinations with great flair. Always a visual treat to visit their gardens. Not to mention they are both wonderful cooks so the garden tour comes with a gourmet meal and lots of laughs with the best of friends. Thanks Monique and Les for a wonderful day.