Verbena bonariensis and screaming orange/red asiatic lilies caught my eye from the sidewalk. There'll be a garden!
And also, it seems, a really great yard sale!
Okay, this is obviously a gardener's sale!
Turns out, this is the garden of Claudia Riedener, horticulturist and tile artist. Claudia worked for years at Lakewold garden and knows our garden pal Vickie Haushild, former manager of the nursery/garden shop at Lakewold. One doesn't find stuff like this at just any sale! (Is that a loquat on the right?)
These bug tiles are way cool! A praying mantis (not shown) and an antlion (left.) followed me home.
These paths were made of shiny granite scraps.
Fun amalgamation of re purposed objects.
Great plants everywhere like this native Jeffersonia diphylla.
A winged arbor frames the petasites monster!
He looks tame enough.
However, he ripped the face off of the last person who tried to pet him.
A beautiful greenhouse that Claudia's husband built. The color is wonderful and the design is great.
A peek inside.
Looking back at the house.
Beautiful variegated arisaema foliage!
The serpentine paths and overflowing beds, and the many points of interest make the space seem much larger than it is. Claudia's husband said that the garden was here when they bought the house sixteen years ago. I'm certain that the Riedeners have done a lot with the garden in their time there.
You may remember seeing this in my greenhouse in a previous post. Now you know from whence it came.
The greenhouse is attached to this garden shed. Perfect!
Atop the garage.
A narrow side garden is home to potted treasures.
More of Claudia's tiles adorn the chimney.
Is that fun or what?
To learn more about the delightful Ms Riedener's work and see beautiful public and private installations, visit Ixia Tile Tacoma's website here.
Walking through a sweet shade garden, we're back where we started.
At those gorgeous lilies!
Bye-bye for now!