Serious gardeners love to hate Butchart Gardens, Canada’s most famous public garden, and I’ll cop to being one of the haters. It’s blindingly colorful and the...
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The torture continues.
Anyway, I think I’d like to see a summer shot of that. French violet, did you say? Ooh la la.
I’m going to ditto that as well – purple and periwinkle are fantastic in a green, lush landscape.
I think that painted furniture and such–when painted the right color–look great. However, I find that I’m just too capricious to stick with one color scheme for long. It’s staining wood in a lovely neutral, muted shade for me… keeps me out of too much trouble. Most of the time.
Oh, I love that color! You’ll have to post another pic when the garden is growing. I bet it’s just fabulous!
Distinctive paint jobs are great. But what’s even better is that they get better with age, gradually fading into the landscape. For instance:
In real life, the garden of Pam/Digging is even more beautiful!
Although I like to see painted furniture used by other gardeners, there isn’t any here…yet.
We bought most of our garden furniture shortly after moving into our first Austin house. Normal furniture tended to blow over on that windswept deck high on a hill so we invested in a lot of heavyweight metal.
From the viewpoint of our second, quite different Austin garden, your photos are making my stuff look kinda stodgy!
Annie at the Transplantable Rose
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