P, a wonderful artist/gardener and her husband A, a talented gardener in his own right, stopped by the nursery a week or so ago and invited me to their nearby property. P was especially excited to show off a recent collaboration between she and A that utilized recently purchased nursery stock as well as a pair of antique wrought iron frames. Unfortunately work kept me from visiting until now!
Wishing to delineate their property from the neighbors, they had three posts installed, between which two wonderful wrought iron gates have been hung. Beyond them is a simple planting of Thuga occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire,’ which is my favourite within the genus with its narrow, tight vertical presence, combined with the delicate laciness of its fronds.
A delightful property that is broken down into a number of garden vistas, each one firmly rooted within a central element – in this case, a trip to England inspired A to manicure a lush green Buxus hedge, so reminiscent of the Great English gardens!
A corner at the back of the house has been turned into a seating area. The rich colour chosen for the outside of the house only intensified the richness of the reds and oranges scattered throughout the property.
I questioned as to whether the darling Chiasifolium oppositifolium, the diminutive succelent leafed plant with the pendulous canary yellow chain like flowers, was hardy, to which P replied that it was more than happy in its placement. Yet another wonderful vignette that you need to be on hands and knee to fully appreciate!
Just beyond a second pergola that A constructed is the entrance to the woodland garden/ Here is another example of the passion and attention to detail that the property encompasses – each stone was located, transported and laid by hand!
Remembering the great excitement exhibited by both P and A in reference to their most recent garden embellishments, I was excited to turn my camera toward them in anticipation of capturing their antiquated beauty! I was not disappointed!