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High on Chanticleer Garden

This is one of dozens of to-die-for spots I found at Pennsylvania's Chanticleer Garden this week.  This lush "pleasure garden" proves, as all my favorite gardens do, that shrubs make the garden. Those mid-range mounds of chartreuse?  Spireas.  Awesome with purples.   The garden's one-of-a-kind hardscape also helps. 

More coming soon from my trip to Chanticleer, the Scott Arboretum and the Morris Arboretum.  In a word?  OMIGOD.

Posted by on May 22, 2009 at 10:41 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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4 responses to “High on Chanticleer Garden”

  1. commonweeder says:

    Hmmmm. Allium with spirea. A note for next spring. Thanks.

  2. Gee, I have alliums going gangbusters in the back garden, and spirea in the front. What if… Hey, good idea.

  3. Jenny says:

    Philly has some great gardens. Funny, when I lived there I didn’t appreciate them! I go back every year just to garden hop.

  4. Pam/Digging says:

    Chanticleer, the whole damn thing, is absolutely to die for. I remember this view, Susan, and loved it too, although it was mid-summer and the alliums were brown when we saw it. I can’t wait to go back and see Chanticleer again one day.