Style and a sense of humor

IMG_8684This is the second garden we visited during the recent Gardens by the Sea garden tour in Charlestown, RI. This garden was skillfully designed, beautifully planted and full of funny surprises – both colorful and sculptural. I love alliums just as much after they have bloomed. They look great in this setting.

IMG_8690I admired the pond with its overhanging Japanese maples. I wonder if those fish know how lucky they are to live in it.

IMG_8693Many of the planters were graced with dolls of various types.

IMG_8697A “New Dawn” rose planted with clematis, covered one wall.

IMG_8698Even the chicken coop was  interesting.


The entrance to the greenhouse was marked by striking containers.


Here’s a look inside the greenhouse. I wonder if it’s always this neat. Probably is.

More gardens next week. Happy Fourth everybody!


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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5 Responses to Style and a sense of humor

  1. lesleymclaughlin says:

    A most enjoyable arm-chair tour. Thank you!


  2. CJ Wright says:

    The garden is beautiful, but those little baby dolls creep me out!


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