Back when it was still summer, The Mulchmaid invited our lucky blogging group to see the garden she and Ben (the Mulchman) have made. I have a hard time predicting the time it will take me to reach a new destination, and arriving early is out of the question. Hence I found myself with some time to kill and an interesting neighborhood to explore.
It became immediately apparent that gardening is a big deal around here.
A bench facing the sidewalk is a nice, welcoming touch.
I saw three poetry posts on my short stroll.
These old neighborhoods have an appealing mix of architectural styles.
People were taking advantage of any available space to make gardens.
Several big projects were underway, and I saw a number of “FREE” signs attached to piles of stuff. I picked a nice tall tom pot out of one of those piles.
This was one of the most interesting projects. They have managed to modernize a typical bungalow with dark colors and restrained plantings.
The use of river rock looks severe until you look more closely and see the sedums and sempervivums planted there. This is obviously a new planting. I can imagine it developing into something quite striking.
Repetition adds to the minimalist modernity.
Jane and Ben’s gardens are wonderful. I like picturing them surrounded by like-minded neighbors.