Since many of us are overwhelmed by the beauty of the fantasy gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show recently, I thought it might be nice to present something on a more realistic scale. While driving down the street the other day, this garden caught my eye. Talk about small space gardening!
The combination of artifical and living plants was something one doesn't often see. How else could one have a ficus and croton growing out of doors in zone 8?
There are elements of this garden that I find delightful. The love of gardening is evident. (Although one wonders how many silkworms gave their lives for this.)
When the water feature is turned on, water pours out between the two metal bands at the top of the barrel.
But seriously girlfriend, those orange cones have got to go. Or be turned upside down and be planted with something purple or maybe blue.