so continuing our tour of the back yard of this fabulous place.......
hardscaping softened with espaliered pear trees.
more custom trellising on the coach house and i believe, maids or guest quarters above.
i think this is some sort of family sundial or calendar? except it is hanging on a wall, so???? i am not sure what it is, but i like it.
orchard under planted with more catmint.
this really illustrates how using just ONE DRIFT OF COLOR pulls the whole garden together and makes such a huge impact.
this is catMINT ( Walker's Low variety),
which is slightly different from catNIP (also known as feline marijuana).
from what i understand.......
cat's like both, but catNIP garners a more intense response and is not as pretty of a plant as you see used here.
i hope you enjoyed this escape, but lest you feel somewhat inadequate about your own garden now, keep in mind that money is NO object here and i can assure you there is a whole team of gardeners on staff. lots of Erin's working here!
small and understated messy gardens are beautiful too!!
herringbone brick motor court (use an "English" accent when you say that, it sounds much more fancy). see.
i guess i really don't need to point out how gorgeous the house is too?!?! and like you, i wanted to see inside.........so i gave a peek, just to find some of the family watching t.v!
oops......i just smiled at them and walked away. Mr. Dan scolding me all the while......
not the FIRST time I've been caught!
and thanks, follower DON, who reminded me that the name of the artist in the previous post is Fernando Botero.
and now, back to winter.......eegads.