Friday, September 4, 2015

The garden of Hansen-Winter...part 2

We're back at the Hansen-Winter garden. The way I've posted is a bit misleading in that this is what we saw when we first got out of the car...

I later learned this part of the garden is new, Hansen-Winter is thrilled to be moving out into the sun. . As you saw yesterday she's been gardening under the shade of tall, old-growth trees.

Want! (to grow vines on)...

We left the sunny lands and swung around to the reception table. There were refreshments, but I was really focused on the vases...

Wow...

And then, there was this...OMG!!!!!!!!....

Just look at them all...

Seriously!!!

I was speechless then, and I'm speechless now.

Of course I couldn't stand there forever, pointing and muttering. No, we moved on, there was more to see.

Found on site and planted up.

And this! She moves all those potted succulents in here for the winter. I have met someone else as crazy as I am.

And look! She also collects vintage pottery...(turns out this is only a tiny part of her collection, the main group is in the house).

Sweet!

Hansen-Winter had several different drool-worthy Oaks.

She's a true collector with an eye for design. They don't always come together. This open garden made my day!!!

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35 comments:

  1. I love all of it! Your photos make the property seem huge. I can't even imagine how liberating it must be to have all that space. Some day...

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  2. When I saw the pots I thought "surely these all can't be cold-hardy, left here all winter?" Then I saw the greenhouse... so envious! Moving pots for winter is a chore, but having so much space in which to store them makes it much less so IMO.

    What a great tour! Thanks Loree!

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    1. You're so welcome, glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. OMG is right. Wow wow wow again. I would love to meet her one day. Wow.

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    1. Keep your eye on your HPSO open garden book! She is a great hostess.

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  4. What an exuberant garden, the best kind to visit. I loved that daisy thingy you pointed out from yesterday too.

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    1. That daisy think would fit into your garden better than mine...

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  5. Wow! I love those gear tables! She makes me feel unimaginative. What a wonderful garden. Gives me a new appreciation for rusty stuff in the garden.

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    1. She's got a great eye doesn't she?

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  6. Wow! Look at all those succulents! You must have had a moment of giddiness. What an amazing collection. And that greenhouse looks gorgeous.

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    1. I do believe my mouth dropped open.

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  7. What a great collection of pots and plants. I do think you may have met your match.

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  8. Geez Louise... how can all those pots fit in the greenhouse? Surely there is a secondary greenhouse hiding in the back? To be honest, I'm not sure what I love the most, all of the rusted iron or the spikes and succs, but heck, why do I have to decide?

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    1. You don't! And that's the beauty of it. At the time it didn't occur to me to wonder about them all fitting into the greenhouse, but going through my photos later I thought the same thing, "surely those don't all fit in there!?"...

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  9. did you get the name of either oak by chance there both wonderful

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    1. Well there were several around the property. At least one was Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida' and there was Quercus dentata 'Carl Ferris Miller'...and that's all I remember!

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  10. As my stepfather would have said, you must have been in hog heaven when you saw that potted plant collection.

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  11. Okay, I loved part one but now I have a serious crush on this garden and it's gardener! (Stalking isn't out of the question.) The objects and plants in the entire garden are fabulous and those metal tables using street tree surrounds(?) are to die for. Hopefully you had a tissue along to wipe the drool from your lips!

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    1. If she opens next summer you'll have to come down for a visit!

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  12. OMG is right! My heart is all aflutter just thinking about it! That would definitely be on the "must see" list!

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    1. That's how I felt. It was a hot day but I knew I had to get out there and see this garden.

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  13. Fabulous--all the plants look so lovingly cared for. Thanks for giving us the tour.

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  14. Wow, all those pots on display reminds me of the patio garden at Plant Delights in Raleigh. But it also makes me tired thinking about having to move them in and out of the greenhouse seasonally. This woman obviously has not only a very creative brain but an iron back.

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    1. So true. Maybe I should see if she wants to come help me!?

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  15. And now I am speechless too! So many unusual touches. I don't see this in my open gardens book. Was it some other venue?

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    1. Nope it was open through HPSO, the same weekend as Old Hurlburt School Gardens. July 18/19.

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  16. OMG, I died when I saw this wonderful garden. The potted succulents... the found art... the rust...! (It especially killed me because I had just been at the welder's shop, picking up some vaguely similar rusty industrial salvage he drilled holes in, and put legs on, etc.) How I love gardens that so exuberantly (I'll steal Denise's word) reflect the actual, interesting human beings behind them.

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    1. Exuberant is a worthy title, I would have stole it too. Glad you enjoyed!

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  17. All those pots would've had me pointing and muttering to myself too, haha. And I have greenhouse envy again. That one is a beauty.

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    1. Charming, it's just so charming isn't it?

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