I think this is where I left off in the last post. Another welcome batch of photos awaited me when I returned from lunch today. Imagine an eleven acre property, with a pond that itself took up two! You could float my entire property in the lily pond! That’s just green envy rearing its ugly head!
We now move on…..
Statuary is an important element on a property of this size, but for many, it is an element that brings with it fear and trepidation. Too big and it distracts from the gardens themselves, too small, it gets lost. Too grandiose and it becomes ostentatious, too kitschy and well, it remains simply that! [I too have learned many a valuable lesson: a naked male torso, does not add the desired effect to a shaded Rare and Unusual border.] Inge and Don, artists in their own right chose pieces that added a timeless charm to the surrounding gardens, as witnessed here with ‘Harvest Boy.’
Comedic extras come free of charge as this photo can attest. I don’t think the photographer positioned him or herself on the edge of the pond, waiting anxiously for such a composition to unveil itself!
A fabulous white flowering Wisteria looks to be afloat atop the garage. In constant possession of an eye for detail, Don and Inge allowed for it to grow up through the overhang to cast its magical spell on the unusupecting visitor, such as myself!
All of this snow is making me shiver! Snow. We all remember what snow looks like, right? Mother Nature – you’d better be paying attention this year! We not only like and want snow, we and our gardens NEED it! Please.