Monday, July 8, 2013

Pine Ridge Garden, a work of art

 
Visiting this garden is like stepping into a painting. It's too nice for words - so I'll keep those to a minimum and just show. Gardeners Gary and Kitty should be hosting painting events for artists. Their garden is so rich in texture and color it seems almost unreal. I can picture what it may have looked like when it was all grass. THIS is way more joyful!

This garden is part of the National Garden Festival's Open Gardens. You can see it on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  TO get the $8 Open Gardens Guide, visit here for retail locations. More than 80 BUffalo Niagara gardens are open for touring on Thursdays and Fridays for the six weeks of the National Garden Festival.

This garden was also photographed by Garden Gate magazine in 2011.

The unassuming grass-filled front yard is teased by a hosta-filled path to the right of the house. As you walk the winding path more and more of the garden opens up until finally you've gone around to the far back corner of the house (their porch) and look back at the scene in the photo above. Enjoy. I did.

If a picture tells 1,000 words, here's 15,000 words for you...


Entrance to the garden.

6 comments:

  1. Great photos. They did quite a job with the garden even though many of the plants aren't unusual/exotic. It's a testament to how much you can do with "common" plants like hostas, lillies, coneflowers, etc.

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    1. In the hands of talent, any materials can be used to create art!

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  2. I love their garden and featured it last year. Kitty is such a nice woman and we had a wonderful chat. I agree they have a garden worth getting out the easel.

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    1. When I get some time, I'll have to look up your post on their garden. I know I must have read it, I visit your bog often and read everything - just don't comment all the time! They are a nice couple.

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  3. Nice and it's not even in full bloom yet. They have plenty sun and flat ground compared to us. I think Bulbarella needs to see some of these hosta pictures. I keep telling her, huge drifts. I mean huge drifts. No bigger than that. Huge.

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    1. It was about two weeks shy of bursting in color. Bulbarella has a nice garden. You leave her alone.

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