As we continue with our garden and pond tour we are astounded by these gigantic elephant ears. I think Roy said he ordered these bulbs online from somewhere. He winters the bulbs over inside in a cool area and brings them out each spring for planting in some really nice pots. These elephant ears sure add to the overall theme of the garden; which appears to be Asian.
Now this is the greenhouse I would love to have in my own garden. While my little Harbor Freight 6'x8' greenhouse rocks and does the job, this one is so much bigger and more professional. It comes complete with a heater, fan and a very nice shape.
Look at all that space and nice shelves! Roy is ready for garden season and can easily propagate all of the plants he needs for his garden-and even perhaps have some leftover for some friends!
Here is another little Buddha complete with his own temple. Love it!
There are several bridges in this garden and here is yet another one. The ornamentation and nice combination of stone, plants, and hardscaping is very creative and very functional.
Roy's garden has a lot of water features. Like I said in my first post Mr. Fix-it and I met Roy through the Montgomery County Water Garden Society. The very title of this group says that not only do these folks have an interest in water gardening, but they are interested in more than just ponds. Not everyone can build a pond but almost everyone can have a water feature. This small whiskey barrel is outfitted with a rubber pond liner and filled with what looks to be pickerel weed and a few other water plants. The fish spouting water into the basin adds a lovely sound and helps to keep the water circulating to keep down bugs. What a nice idea!
Here is yet another water feature emptying into the pond.
More on Roy's garden and ponds on Friday....
in the garden....