As we continued on our garden tour in Swarthmore, PA, I was so excited to see this cute stone cottage with a lime green door. When the bus stopped and I realized this was the garden we were visiting, I was beyond happy. This was just our kind of house and garden, colorful and a little bit quirky. The garden is owned and tended by Joe Henderson, one of the gardeners at Chanticleer Gardens near Philadelphia, one of my very favorite gardens ever (if you are ever near Philadelphia, you have to go). The smallest of the gardens we visited, this one seemed the most like our own gardens, in the sense of being manageable and in a neighborhood. I spent a lot of time looking at all the plantings in their great entry garden. Love that chartreuse Japanese forest grass of course, and the climbing hydrangea.
|Japanese forest grass|
Walking around to the backyard, you pass through a shady garden with lots of hostas, hellebores, and these lovely woodland peonies. I had never seen woodland peonies before, and they were so pretty.
There was a great collection of bonsai and other potted plants on the terrace. The attention to detail was amazing, like the oyster shells surrounding a pot, and the carefully placed rocks.
- Plant more
- Plant more of what does well
- Plant tulips
- Details matter
|A great gardening day with my pals|