21 June: Marglin garden
June 28, 2014 by Tangly Cottage
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Hardy Plant Society Study Weekend
from the street
plantings by the street
Allan’s photo: “beach grass out front drew approving comments with its highlighting the other plantings”
the way in
past a textural foliage extravaganza
The owner kindly invited people to walk through the house from front to back door in order to see the inner view of the garden.
Allan’s photo: She invited him to admire the view from a kitchen sink pop-out
out the back door!
by the back steps
on the patio, not getting stepped on
garden bed against the house
outside the back door
Melianthus major spilling over a wall
overhead: Allan’s photo
a haven enclosed in coloured walls
with a tropical feeling
a feeling of Mexico
a sunny back garden
a pretty and polite way to keeps folks out of a certain area on one side of the patio.
Foot traffic in that spot would have broken the delicate stems on (my favourite grass!) Stipa gigantea.
On the other side of the patio…Note the pillows on the benches.
two real pillows
and two faux pillows
looking back to the house
steps going up to a shadier area
Heady fragrance emanated from the mock orange.
in the center of the garden, an enclosed patch of lawn. Possibly it’s enclosed because they had a dog (cute brown dog, did not get a good picture of her).
But someone else did, and so did Allan!
a very nice dog indeed
up to the back garden, a shady deck under a tree
a gaggle of happy garden guests
another shady deck, great way to have plants under a big tree
My grandma had a sign with this poem in her garden.
in a back corner, a casual shady sit spot
and a bath
and another bird bath by the house
On the patio level of the garden. Allan was very taken with this fern.
We find it hard to leave this patio and move on to the next garden.
so many details to admire
Allan’s photo of Sheila enjoying the garden.
a subtle water feature
a side yard and work area
Allan’s photo: plants in waiting! (less genteelly called the pot ghetto)
multiple layers, including a smoking Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’ if I am not mistaken.
But on we must go, this time to another grand estate.
Here is Alison’s blog about Susie’s garden.
postscript: Across the street from the Marglin garden was a front yard enclosed in the same “shower door” treatment that I saw in Oregon at the Hardy Plant weekend in 2011. I like this very much and would like to do in some part of my garden even though I do want my front yard to be a gift to the street (or what Lucy Hardiman calls a garden advance instead of a garden retreat). It would be a good deer fence, too.
a good solution for a recluse