The garden itself is full of treasures like this fabulous urn.
Living twig arbor.
"Interwoven corners filld with storis tell the history of this lifetime garden -- from the ancient pond and regal liriodendron to the pirate ship, woven with living willow withes."
Cool mosaic project in process.
Lovely border by the house.
The brown lawn look is very popular this hot dry summer.
Fun seating area. Aren't the upside down pots as tables cool? Not as cool as those chartreuse panels though.
You grow sempervivum!
Lots of beautiful rock work.
Groovy water feature.
But what about the plants?
That beautiful foliage is surely tempting!
Agave americana variegata mediopicta alba, one of my faves. Since I've managed not to kill the two I have, these got to stay at the nursery.
If you don't have this one, you should get it as the blue flowers and berries are fabulous!
Very tempted by this, recently sen growing beautifully in the garden of Linda Rasp.
I'd probably kill it though.
Epimedium is one of th specialties of Boquet Banque. Here's one of the many epimedium sales areas.
One of the many Epimedium houses.
Cyclamen are another specialty here and I lost count of how many houses were devoted to them. Unfortunately most are producing seed right now and are leafless.
There are some really huge specimens here. I wish I'd stayed longer to ask about the black stone (charcoal?) they use as top dressing.
Collecting and sorting cyclamen seeds. Wow, these people are serious about Cyclamen!
Woodland treasures, mostly not for sale but fun to see!
Interesting podophyllum! Some don't seem to like the heat much.
Not for sale but surely have my plant lust revved up to see some of these at future plant sales!
In the not for sale area was this gorgeous restio (don't know which one - couldn't find the tag.)
It's stunning and most likely not hardy here but it would have come home with me and found a home in the greenhouse for the winter. Oh well, it's probably safer here.
Thanks Judy and Bill for sharing your great and memory-filled space with us! To learn more about Bouquet Banque, click here.
Happy weekend everyone! May it be filled with great plant surprises!