Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Garden tour


After the gardening conference, we managed to beat the rain and see several gardens on the tour.


This garden, our first stop, turned out to be my favorite. It has its own website. I particularly like the page showing the evolution of the site, which started with some pretty bare bones.


I loved all the beautiful statuary, and the numerous small touches tucked here and there that blended so well with the plants.


A chandelier hanging basket.


A Euphorbia whose full name I didn't catch.

More later.

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Update: I've heard from the gardener himself, and the Euphorbia in question is "Despina". Thanks Phillip!

12 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything like a Euphorbia. It's gorgeous. I can't wait to see more.

KFarmer said...

Looks like a lovely week-end to spend with the poseys. I am going to have to look up Euphorbia's. I am talking WOW, very pretty.

Floridacracker said...

That must have been fun. Have you done the bragging thing yet? Did I miss it?

Chris Welch said...

I think that is Euphorbia 'Martini', I could be worng... Beautiful photos.

Rachel said...

Oh, how exciting!! I love visiting gardens. They are so lovely and interesting. Great pictures.

ChrisTheRed said...

Going to agree with Chris Welch--definitely looks like E. martini (have also seen it notated as Euphorbia x martini.

Carol said...

Hi there! I just found your blog through garden voices and I must say you take very beautiful photos!

Oh and I want that chandelier basket, that statue and the wonderful Euphorbia too! Oops sorry this is the "I-wanna-have" virus it's bad I know *blushes*

Ontario Wanderer said...

Great garden tour! Thanks for including the site link. I've already spent a few minutes there and will return.

Re Euphorbia: We have Cypress Euphorbia (Euphorbia cyparissias) growing wild on our property and in the ditches next to the property. I took photos yesterday and hope to get some up on my blog later today.

Juli said...

What a lovely garden... very inspirational, too. They were wise to post the evolution to remind us that little steps along the way can lead to a great path.

Anil P said...

The last picture of a Euphorbia was a swell one. It almost comes alive.

Sonia said...

Beautiful photos!

Macromoments said...

What soothing photos. I feel like I've been on a big outing. I'm a sucker for garden benches, and that looks like a perfect spot to sit early in the morning, doesn't it?

I discovered this blog yesterday, and am loving it.