|National Garden Festival volunteer Craig's garden shed. You can see this garden on Open Gardens Thursdays.|
|Garden Gate magazine |
cover with the shed
from the photo above..
I was blown away by some of the gardens. Some were gardens I'd only ever heard about, but had never visited. Two of them have appeared in garden magazines in the past. It was definitely a drive, not a walk. But where ever I went I ran into the same couple that were riding bikes. I think that may have been the best way to view the gardens!
Here's just a few of the dozens and dozens of photos I took (with the new camera!).
|I don't often take photos of individual plants or plant close-ups, I'm more interested in how plants work into a landscape and how people live in their gardens, but I was captivated by the color of these host leave.|
|Stone house and rolled roof on Craig's |
house is a great start for a garden!
|Still Craig's garden. I could have photographed there for hours. |
I could live in his garden shed! (seen at top of post)
|This garden was a winner. It was forested with LARGE trees for a suburban back yard. |
It felt like a curated forest. Almost expected an Ewok to peer out from behind a tree.
|Positively prehistoric! I know that Mennes Garden Artistry, a large Buffalo area garden center sells these.|
|Nice pillows. This was probably the most colorful garden I visited.|
|Garden Gate magazine spread of the garden above.|
|Kinda' creepy, kinda' cool.|
|The homeowner suggested I come back at night - the whole backyard was |
planned and lit for a wedding last year.
|Now that I see the photo, it looks like a coffin and funeral plants. |
In person, it was a kick-ass hot tub with plantings for privacy.