Thursday, December 12, 2019

Beth Winter's garden, my second visit

I've shared a pair of quick vignettes from Beth's garden (here and here) but finally I'm posting a longer look. Granted it's still not long enough (for a look at my first visit back in 2015 go here). I was there to take a few photos for my book (due to be published in 2021, sigh...long wait) and so that was my main focus. Then we ran off to have a delicious lunch and visit a nursery. Still, I think you'll enjoy...

Beth has exquisite taste in plants and garden art. Since you probably know I am not a fan of most garden art, that's a huge compliment.

Acorns on her cut-leaf emperor oak! Quercus dentata 'Pinnatifida'

Cornus sanguinea 'compressa'

Just one of many photogenic vignettes...

You knew there were going to be agaves, right?

And opuntia, of course...

Those large rocks are actually big chunks of glass.

More rusty stuff...

This entire section is new since I last visited. Oh and since I was there in August (think hot and dry), the sprinkler was hooked up.

Semperivium and Graptoveria (I think).

Those geese are just as impressed with her Symphytum × uplandicum 'Axminster Gold' as I was.

And the Salvia argentea was pretty fab too...

I think this may be that crazy acer I saw in Richard Hartlage's garden; Acer palmatum 'Peve Starfish'

And this! The ornamental peach I adore...

But now it's time to appreciate Beth's container collection, par excellence...

I mean really! Look at this...

So many gorgeous combinations of plants and containers...

And here's where they all go in the wintertime...

Okay, sadly it's time to take our leave.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to visit again soon, and wander the entire garden...

Weather Diary, Dec 11: Hi 47, Low 42/ Precip .29

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  1. I really enjoyed the look at her container collection. Not just the interesting containers, but also the cool succulents in plain terra cotta. I've managed to amass quite a few now too, but hers are inspiring.

  2. 2021?!?! ...sigh.
    Symphytum 'Axminster Gold' is stunning, and the massive pot collection reminds me of Peter's "danger gardenette" (another sigh).

  3. OMG, you could spend an entire day just looking at the plants in containers!

    Just what I needed on a dreary overcast day! Thank you!

  4. Wow, those containers were fabulous and this from a woman who is not a fan of containers!

  5. Wonderful space, and her container garden is fabulous!

  6. Am not a lover of garden art either but Beth has an extraordinary collection. The rusty metal agaves are stunning.

  7. I agree that she does a great job with the garden art - it fits its setting without eclipsing the garden it's meant to complement. Surprising myself, that headless statue really impressed me.

  8. Oh, that's wonderful - and I mean all of it! I love those rusty spiky plants. Need some of those, I think. If it's the only way to get that texture of that size in my shady paradise, I'll take it! That headless beauty is pretty cool, too.


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