We'll finish out our garden tour today with a few more pictures from Phillip's Garden. I have to tell you I was as interested in this 1928 house as I was in the garden. It was a beautiful house and decorated so creatively inside. I love houses that have character. Here there is an arbor over the sunroom window. I believe the vine growing over the arbor is pipevine, though Phillip and I did not specifically talk about this vine. It is supposed to be a wonderful habitat vine, but not so hardy in my part of Tennessee.
Phillips' frontyard was a perfect no mow yard. Here there is more mondo grass, gravel, and flagstones as well as plants. This is the front of the house and the road is just to the left of the shrub hedge in this picture. You can't even see the road. Many gardeners go for privacy in their paradise and Phillip sure achieved it here. This is my kind of gardening!
Another view of the frontyard looking from the opposite direction. It is so natural and flowing. I really liked the whole effect. Phillip felt like the crepe myrtles (the tall trunked trees) were a bit too much but really they and the mature Japanese maple in the center bed added a wonderful vertical element to the garden.
This stone was a wonderful stone and used so nicely. It caught my eye right away.
Now we are coming to the side of the house and the tour is almost done.
'Til next time.....
in the garden....