My last post on Tennessee Dixter, the garden of Jimmy Williams, takes us through his lower garden which is mainly a woodland garden.
These paths were made of moss! I so covet moss paths and have worked hard here in my gardens to change the grass in some areas to moss. It is not an easy thing to do.
The garden ornaments were very graceful and appropriate. They ranged from the above formal pot to homemade cedar trellises with a bowling ball on top.
Evergreens are a necessity in a well rounded garden. I liked the informality of how these evergreen boxwoods were displayed for interest on the hillside below the house.
Another pond with goldfish. I happen to think Japanese maples and ponds go together. This Japanese maple is centrally displayed as a focal point.
Pieris japonica (the white flowered shrub) is a lovely woodland shrub. For more information check my post found here.
Some of Jimmy's evergreens were shaped into forms. Here a bunny says goodbye to us on our way out.
Snowflakes (Leucojum vernalis and aestivum) play well in the spring garden. Here they are paired with ajuga and camassia.
We are now on our way out and back to the parking area. This small lawn with a raised bed area holding an urn was a bit of formality.
And one last picture I could not let get by. This wonderful display color garden was designed to be viewed from the balconies above. The garden is in the shape of a half pinwheel with evergreens separating the 'pie' into slices. The rock wall was wonderful. Behind this garden and barely visible is Jimmy's Voodoo Room, aka his gardening area. It was quite a neat area and probably should have a post of its own but for now I'll just leave you with these three posts on Tennessee Dixter....
in the garden....