I felt it was important that I first do an overview post on the 2016 ANLD Tour – to give those who might be tempted to go a look at all the gardens and the great things that professional designers can help with. But...since I tour all gardens with an eye to things I want to steal, I also needed to do this follow-up – with a look at the things that inspired me, like this wrap around edging in the garden of Linda Hannan...
I've long been crushing on this image taken by Kelly Kilpatrick of Floradora Gardens, and I am all about circles, but these rusty steel squares are just HOT.
The graduated sizes and that angled bit at the end – I want this to replace the concrete blocks at the edge of our driveway.
Same garden, and I've shared the blue wall previously, but...wow, look at that Verbascum! I really need to explore beyond the yellow blooming ones I've grown in the past (look at all the options here).
On a table in her transformed garage (now a "garden room") were these little vases, smaller versions similar to my Polynesian head vase.
I wonder if the necklace is original?
In another garden (the King garden) I spied a very inventive way to create a raised bed. Cement pavers and rebar!
I love the look.
There were other rusted metal accents in this garden.
Although I'm not sure though about the mixing of straight and squiggly lines. I think I'd rather stick with one design.
More steel squares...a coincidence? These were in the Ohlson garden.
I want them too! (they kind of remind me of Patricia's recent foray into the world of metal scrap - I wonder if she found anything like these?)
In the same garden these crazy things. Why aren't I growing artichokes? Forget eating them...I just want to look at them.
Holy Big Leaves! Look at the size of the leaves on that Asarum (no clue which one it is). If I ever find one with leaves that large I'll definitely grow it in a container – so the slugs don't make it dinner.
Another smart container choice in the Bebernes-Gawf garden, the Ligularia (aka slug salad) is planted in a container with a wide copper band around the top, which is sunk into the ground (copper is supposed to keep the slugs away).
Finally I really loved this little water garden. You don't need a big pond to enjoy the look of water plants in a small garden. I'm scheming on where I can add one about this size...
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