Sometimes business travel lands me near a garden. Who can resist ? Not me - I ended the chores of commerce on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend traveling from garden to garden in New England. Base camp was the garden of my friend Deanne , an artist by trade and a gardener of extraordinary talent. Deanne loves her containers; for her each one is a garden. Her masterful use of color and texture , both within the individual container and it's position relative to the containers around it has created a tapestry that cloaks her entire garden, moving from one colorway to another seamlessly , with no sour notes.
Everything you see here is in a pot...
...including this robust Brugmansia
In the driveway garden containers combine with plants in the ground.
And even more containers line up on the opposite side.
Lets move to the back yard..
This one is as tall as me.
Hey look, theres stuff in the ground too !
How about this window box ?
Everything here is in a container except for the Japanese maple on the left.
Thanks again Deanne for the great weekend !
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