"Ours is a collector's garden, downsized from two acres...to less than a half acre four years ago."
The front of the house features a nice assortment of small conifers and Japanese maples along serpentine grass paths.
Some people do such a beautiful job of making combination pots.
Lovely texture contrasts in this mixed bed.
A kindred spirit, Joen also loves tuberous begonias and keeps her tubers from year to year.
I guess when you find someone else who's a little crazy, it makes you feel better about yourself, right?
So beautiful and so well grown. What a treat!
The garden shed is well integrated into the garden.
Alison pauses to take a picture of this gorgeous hydrangea. Don't know the name, do you?
Just for you Alison, since you asked yesterday (the post about moose) where squirrel was.
My heart went pit a pat when I saw this nice big clump of Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty,' one of my favorite plants!
Who doesn't love allium seed heads scattered around the garden?
Or those of clematis?
Rhododendron with gorgeous indumentum.
An old lichen-covered bench acts as a trellis. Sweet.
Hope you enjoyed this quick tour of the Parks' garden. And thank you Joen and Howie for opening your garden to us!