The garden of Scott Brinitzer was a stop on the second day of the Capitol Region Fling last June. As we got off the bus we were greeted by Scott, and listened while he shared stories of his garden, and his (successful) attempt to beautify the street with trees, not just in his space but in the yards of his neighbors. Unfortunately I wasn't able to hear everything Scott said and so my eye wandered. I was completely transfixed by the amazing aggregate wall and urns that bordered the front and part of the side of the property.
The varied pattern of the stones made each one unique.
The rhythm of the small urns interrupted by a large one.
Scott and his partner were oh so very welcoming to us, complete with a lovely spread of snacks and beverages (Pam has great photos of the hospitality table and other vignettes I missed photographing). I am certain they shared a story about trying to repair or maybe continue the stone work but the tedious nature of the project just became to much for them.
Then again maybe I'm just imagining it, since my visit was 4 months ago...
The short blurb on the garden from our Fling materials: "Scott Brinitzer is a landscape designer and owner of Scott Brinitzer Design Associates. His intimate garden uses unique elements such as specimen shrubs and bamboo to create a sense of movement and privacy. Every feature of his organic garden is designed to eliminate runoff and direct all water into the ground, reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. "
Behind the aggregate wall was another of Hydrangea, followed by Liriope and lawn.
The sexy bark of several trees was featured perfectly.
Oh to have a nice big porch like this! (note: more aggregate)
Looking down the former driveway, re-imagined as a side garden.
I detest the flowers of my Hosta and cut them before they're allowed to detract from the foliage. These are lovely...
Damn my memory! I think I took this photo because there was talk of an unfortunate winter accident that resulted in extreme pruning?
Are they trying to eradicate Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'? (Bishops Weed) Or is it just slow to take hold here? (Oh the horror)
I think this might have been the modern day attempt at covering an urn and wall with small pebbles? Or maybe not...
Fabulous, either way.
Several of my fellow Flingers loved this part of the garden. I think it was my least favorite. While I do appreciate the elements it's just so "formal" — and does nothing for me.
I do love the brown grasses.
And the fountain, and pond beneath it.
Yes, I love this so much!
The side garden seems perfect for entertaining.
And of course the orange chairs and a nice zing.
Where the materials meet.
The D.C. area seems to grow Selaginella quite beautifully, must be the humidity?
Here we are, back at that wall.
This was a special garden that I'm thrilled to have visited.
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