21 June: Lane-Allers garden
June 28, 2014 by Tangly Cottage
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
Because I knew I would be taking many photos and using them for the blog, I had my resolution set rather low. Perhaps you will be able to read this hand out that was available for tour goers:
with a magnifying glass?
At the streetside edge of the garden
I chose this path that led to my left away from the front driveway.
I passed a mirror on a wall that reminded me of how we had used a mirror for that window-like effect on our old house.
deeply shadowed woodland path
The hand out said all of the rocks were brought in to the property.
little bits of whimsy along the path
emerging into sunshine
a bog, with lawn of clipped creeping buttercup
a bird by the bog
walking past the buttercup lawns
with the pond to our left
Allan’s most excellent photo
a rustic sit spot
Turning left, we cross the bridge.
Allan’s photo: two garden guests pondering
steps leading toward the house
from the bridge
I’ve grown this primula, but it took another tour guest to show me that the flowers are sweetly fragrant.
Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’! Note the glimpse of a folly just past the tree.
more of the big rocks
Someone thought this was the 20,000 pound one.
Here is the folly that we saw just past the Forest Pansy tree.
For readers not from the Pacific Northwest, you may have noticed that several tour gardens have structures like this. They were inspired by and often built by Little and Lewis. I had the good fortune to tour their former garden once upon a time.
I would like one in my bogsy wood!
their beautiful book
The above view was taken from these steps:
Now we will wend our way through the woods a bit more.
a glimpse of the outside world
and of a sunlit lawn
out into the sunlight
a mirrored green wall
more cunning mirror placement
Near the mirrors, this path led right down to the street.
Imagine being able to have an unfenced garden without deer. And what a surprise for anyone who wanders up that path into this amazing garden.
looking back to the sunny lawn and borders
and why I was so pleased to purchase a Rosa pteracantha to replace my diseased one.
That’s what this rose is all about.
a totem of leaves
another woodsy path
Let’s go up these steps.
by the house
a patio for parties
by the patio
Allan’s photo of an area that I somehow completely missed.
As we depart, a neighbour swings on a garden gate watching all the comings and goings.
I wonder if we missed anything in this intriguing garden? We must move on as we have three more gardens to see before the evening soirée (and I can tell you now, we did not make it to the final garden because of lack of time).
You can see more glorious photos of the Lane-Allers garden here on Alison’s Bonney Lassie blog.