Friday, May 24, 2013

Northview and Chanticleer Trip

There was a lot of beauty at the private Northview garden near Philadelphia, but the whimsy was most inspiring for me.

This is "The Stumpery".

The second part of our bus trip was to the infamous Chanticleer.  Immaculate and gorgeous.

Above: this was pretty awesome.  These logs are artfully hung from the tree.  Look about 1/3 from the bottom and you'll see a vanilla bean orchid growing on the log as this type of orchid likes to do.  Since they're not hardy in our zone, the logs with orchid attached are simply brought inside for the winter.

My takeaway after visiting these two wonderful but very different gardens is that with a creative eye, there is beauty in many things repurposed from broken pots and slabs of stone to old pulleys and gumballs.
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