Beth's garden was designed with all five of our senses in mind. As you stroll around the property there are not only delights for the nose and eyes, but interesting textures that make you want to reach out and touch. In her large kitchen garden, there are fresh, sun-ripened vegetables to appeal to the taste buds.
A rain garden, set in a shaded grove of trees, is filled with the soft sounds of wind chimes and pine branches whispering in the breeze.
There is also a spiritual aspect to many of the vignettes. I meant to go back and ask her about the significance of this instillation above, but I forgot to do so. It was too low to be a rustic pergola.
It seems to be a sort of twig Stonehenge, perhaps symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. What do you think?
Nearby is a checkerboard garden of succulents.
If we pass through a long row of trees, we find a charming shed.
A rusted old milkcan becomes a planter by the shed's entrance.
Even an old pair of boots is put to a good purpose.
There are two large ponds on the property. A grouping of plant pots floating in a canoe gives fresh meaning to the term "water garden".
If you look into the top right hand corner of the image you will see the next vignette in the distance.
Even a more formal picket-fenced garden becomes whimsical and unexpected.
This is her potting shed.
An old funnel makes a great hanging basket.
I couldn't resist showing this to you. I love the textural mix of rusted metal spheres
and the "mulch"of pine cones.
A wheelbarrow planter.
In Beth's creative hands, even the smallest gestures can become beautiful.