Alternate title: Let's visit a cool garden located at the intersection of Plant Lust Lane and Style Street!
You may remember this garden from Danger Garden's posts here and here. Loree's posts made a big impression on me and she was kind enough to let me know that the garden was going to be open for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon garden tour on the same day as Jane's open garden, I jumped at the chance to see the garden in person.
J.J. the gardener here is also the owner of a great shop called Digs Inside and Out. a store as wonderful as this garden!
The strength of choosing a few colors and repeating them is beautifully illustrated in this ever changing space. I almost called this post, "Theme and Variations" because of J.J's masterful use of vibrant color.
If you checked out Loree's posts, you'll know that these pieces were originally blue. Nothing that a couple of cans of spray paint couldn't fix.
Love this rusty screen!
This fairly restrained path planting, leads to the back garden.
Where the color theme continues.
Much of the foliage is also orange or blue.
It's clear from the numerous seating areas that this is a garden designed with outdoor living and entertaining in mind.
J.J. has an extensive collection of succulents and cacti about which she knows a great deal.
In every corner, something interesting lurks.
Notice the beautiful leaf pattern created by the sun shining through the umbrella above the chairs.
The two pots in the background are huge! The soil only goes down as deep as the rim; the rest of the pot is hollow and lights up at night. In fact, the entire space is well lit for night enjoyment.
I wonder what happens with this great conversation pit during the winter?
Every water feature should have flying shrimp!
While salivating over Agave alba mediopicta, you may notice part of the Gnome Be Gone emerging from the foliage behind.
This set of faux bois chairs is gorgeous!
J.J. is as fun-loving, colorful, and cool as her garden would have you believe!
I'm glad to have had the chance to see this faboo garden in person and meet the equally groovy gardener who made it!