You never know what you're going to see when visiting an open garden. Sure there's usually a description available somewhere, but I've visited many a garden that bear no relation to the words used to describe them. Either way I usually find something to be surprised by. Like this little slice of hot, dry beauty next to the driveway...
On the other side of the drive it looks like a party is getting started.
From our Study Weekend brochure..."Eloise started her gardening adventure 25 years ago on this one-third acre property originally covered in rhododendrons, a topped pine tree, a mature Japanese maple, various other shrubs and an overgrowth of weeds...In front, the garden meanders through a boxwood garden with fountain and dining area, and separate cozy patio for entertaining. A gravel path leads to the rear of the house where there is a vegetable garden and a small "Charleston style" garden paved with dry-set bricks and framed with large Hornbean trees set in a boxwood parterre. The back garden is a 75' long alley of with shade lovers on one side and sun lovers on the other."
The repeated arcs and green stools feel a little formal, but not overly so.
It took me a minute to realize the floating flowers and the ones in the background were not the same flowers.
Do you float flowers in your garden?
Looking up at the patio area near the house. But I'm not going up there yet, I'm gonna walk around to the side...
And enter here...
I wonder if there's a mother-in-law apartment or AirBnb in the basement? This is not the main entrance to the house, we'll see that in a bit.
(hint: it's up there...)
Nice arctostaphylos and yucca combination.
By another entrance to the house...
And in the back yard "ally"...
Love that sedum.
Now we're back out by the front door, off the driveway. I didn't take anymore photos in the back yard becasue there were too many people.
Yep, there's another agave....('Blue Glow' I think)
That's a wrap!
Weather Diary, Sept 1: Hi 84, Low 66/ Precip 0
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