If you like shady gardens, this was a truly nice one. It had lots of large, well-grown hostas, and well-done visual interest.
The bottle tree was not in the open garden but in a neighbor's yard across the way...poor Japanese lilac!
|A bottle tree with pegs or nails directly fastened into a living tree, in this case a Japanese lilac. Japanese lilacs can take a lot of abuse. I think this probably crosses the line, though.|
|This pergola covered with a bamboo shade was well made (and looked to be within my carpentry skill level) and provided shade for the unusual variegated ligularia below.|
|Not allium argentum, more like allium spray paintium...|
|Allium sprayed here to match the weathered frame of the glass-less windows.|