FRIDAY FLOWERS: GARDENING NECESSITIES

There are SO many choices on the market when searching for garden tools and accessories. Just when you think you have seen all the options for a particular item…wham…a new one comes along! A Garden Hose I’ve done a lot of research on garden hoses. Several years ago I did two posts all about this […]

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COTSWOLD GARDEN TOUR: PART II

Let’s continue with Day #2 of our Garden Tour. It only gets better! Our first stop was Rockcliffe Garden Rockcliffe is superb. It has been the home of Emma and Simon Keswick for 30 years and in those years they have transformed the grounds. What you see below, a gorgeous terrace, had been a front driveway. […]

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FRIDAY FLOWERS: ELEMENTS OF ENGLISH GARDEN DESIGN

Since this is Friday Flowers day I thought I would show you two unique elements of several of the gardens we saw. The first is the use of small, delicate..but hardy..flowers and vines on stone steps. As Andrew, our tour leader, said several times: these are “redundant ecclisiastical stone.”  Perfect! Of course the steps themselves […]

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