My previous posts have shown you the Sculpture Show at the public Bancroft Dry Garden; here I’d like to share a few photos of the garden surrounding the home. Not in bloom (go in May) was the iris border where I think Ruth collected every bearded iris out there and I also didn’t take pictures of the multitude of citrus trees she’d collected. Martha did have her on her show a few+ years back and there are magazine articles on her as well. At 100, she would still go out in the morning to pull weeds in her garden. Garden Rant did a nice mention back in 2008.
Love and need this salvia (penstemon?).
When you have the room, a backdrop of trees with differing textures and colors really sets a space apart – when you don’t have the room, think shrubs with differing colors and textures in the back or even tall perennials.
Yes, the white is completely wiped out when you take photos in the middle of the afternoon. What can I say? I drove down and it’s about a 3 hour drive (was worth the trip but no way I’d be there for early am shooting).
At my previous home I had a 5 foot smoke tree I’d grown from a cutting. It was beautiful and I do miss it. All the HGTV shows are convincing folks they need gardens with “instant” results and full grown plants. If you’re patient, a few seasons are all it takes to start a garden with smaller, less expensive specimens. The process is the fun part.
Love this guy!