Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Rainy Garden Visit: Part 2 - Inspiration Plantings

Emily and I took a little jaunt on Saturday to see Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery in Windsor, VT. I learned about this place when I went to the Vermont Show House.

I am always inspired by seeing what other gardeners do. Last year it was a visit to the Amish country of Ohio that inspired me to make a miniature garden. A visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show inspired the making of a terrarium garden.

These hostas in the tufa pot are lovely. Should I try to replicate that?

Gardens in Vermont have incredible rock walls to work with. I don't think I can replicate those.

But seeing some of the sizes of their plants inspires me to be patient and let mine grow.

I've seen the ads for millstones but I'm not inspired to get one. Can you imagine how that was put into place?

Hostas in a long view gives me a look into the future of my glen garden with its hosta assortment.

Allowing plants to naturally grow together is an inspiration to me too.

Finally I think I will be inspired to find some shrubbery that will thrive on the edge of the woods. I know just the spot for them.


HolleyGarden said...

Very nice. I love going places and getting fresh inspiration!

wilderness said...

Marcia enjoyed the rest of the tour. All of my gardens look like plants grown together including all of the wild invaders from the woods. Love the gristmill milestone. I think you should get into making hypertufa pots. Each one is unique and no one will have one exactly like it.

Jean said...

What a wonderful and inspiring walk!
If we were not short on rainfall I would plant more plants/shrubs.

Sweet Annabelle said...

Beautiful photos - an inspiration to me!

Sunray Gardening said...

Great place to visit and get ideas from. I am your new follower and would love it you'd take time to visit and follow also. Thanks and have a nice day.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing over at Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden Party! xoox, tracie

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