Sue did a great job of documenting some of our history in her "Idyll Haven" post from 2012 Another Idyllunion For the History Books
Anyway we are a merry band of gardeners with a long history of friendship and sharing. The combined knowledge of the gardeners in this group has turned me into a more educated gardener and raised my goals and expectations. Not to mention the unofficial, friendly, yearly competition as to who has the most container gardens spurred me into expanding my containers from a measly fifty or so the the 350 plus I have right now... (yes indeed, I'm a bit crazy)
Anyway, this year we toured in CT and NH. Kathy recently posted about the Michael Trapp Garden, a marvelous combination of beautifully constructed hardscape and classical elements so not to go over ground that has already been covered beautifully I thought I'd start with Highmeadows.
Linda Allard's Highmeadows gardens are sumptuous and extensive with lovely vistas of the Litchfield CT hills. Surrounded by rose covered rock walls the garden includes a lush pottager, formal gardens with classical statuary, wisteria bower (would have loved to see that in bloom) and many delights. The paths lead to an expanse of lawn with a large shaded patio overlooking the hills. The pool and pool house also boast a magnificent view. A very beautiful outdoor garden space melded into the stunning landscape.
|Would love to see this Wisteria in bloom. Gorgeous setting|
|Absolutely loved the peony supports|