|Art studio in the garden of Peter and Jasmin Gentling|
|Damaris Pierce sculpture at Wamboldtopia|
|stream (created) at Wamboldtopia|
Part of this may be that we had the pleasure of getting a chance to visit with them in a relaxed way, but perhaps most pertinent is that each garden expressed the distinct artistic vision of the gardener(s).
These were not gardens designed by someone else; these were gardens created for personal enjoyment, but also joyfully shared with others. They were gardens in progress, where gardening and creating was part of the delight, and change is embraced as part of garden-making. And the gardening was personal and hands-on -some of the gardens were older, some were newer, but each garden was connected with the gardener(s).
As I look out the study window at the oakleaf hydrangeas in flower (in the Piedmont), I'm reminded of the connections that we make with plants and plant choices, too.
|A plant combinations at Christopher Mello's garden (Gnomon)|