Our dentist’s office is in one of those typical suburban medical office buildings, but with a difference. The owner of the building is into plants.
Lush borders run all along the front, between the parking lot and the building.
Along one side, this planter stuffed with daylilies is about to burst into bloom.
On the other side of that same walkway, hens and chicks spill over the stonework, with foxgloves and geraniums, among other things, filling out the bed.
Around back, the steep slope is terraced, with enough repetition to give continuity, but a broad palette of plants to keep it interesting.
And here is a good example of how we can be suckered into planting the evil bishop’s weed. It looks quite lovely here, don’t you think?
As seen here, it seems to be playing nice, but I intend to keep an eye on it to see if it begins to perpetrate acts of homicide on its neighbors.
Close to the building on that back side, where little light penetrates, hostas rule.
Even the stairs are softened with creeping sedums.
…taking you back up into the sunlight, where a terraced veggie garden is in the works.
Because of the steep slope, this is the view through the window of the waiting room on the second floor. There are no very unusual or interesting plants in this composition, but the overall impression is delightful, just the same. If anything can take the sting out of a visit to the dentist, this, for me, is it.