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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

For my Wednesday Vignette today I thought I'd share a photo I took back in May, while on an NPA tour of Tanya's garden. Tanya writes the blog My Secret Garden, and I've toured her garden before, but of course it's always changing. Her blog is chock full of great photography, and you can also follow her here on Instagram. She and I have both been sharing pictures on Instagram all summer of the open gardens in the NPA Open Gardens Book. I have an enormous backlog of photos to share here on my blog. I've been debating with myself whether I should just start sharing them now, or wait till winter and do it then, like I did this past winter. What do you think?

Tanya has really mastered the skill of placing art in her garden. I love how she put this bust in the middle of a sea of Vancouveria. She has lots of other art placed all around her luscious garden, some classical in nature like this, and others whimsical and fun, showing off her playful sense of humor.

At any rate, I've probably got more than enough Wednesday Vignettes to keep me going for quite a while.

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her post today here.


  1. Oh, to have a sea of Vancouveria... I love that plant! When I first saw it, I thought it was some weird Adiantum on steroids. It was love at first sight. I agree - that bust in there is fabulous! The goddess it out swimming in a sea of green...

  2. Vancouveria, otherwise known as Inside-out flower, always takes me back to my childhood, where it grew in the little wooded area at the back of our pasture. I have several patches of it in our garden too.

  3. That's perhaps the most effective use of a sculpted head I've seen.

    P.S. Your recent sidebar additions are wonderful too.

  4. I bookmarked "My Secret Garden" blog; I'm never tire of gorgeous garden photos.
    I'm all for posting what you have as soon as you have, while it's still fresh, especially if you have such a large quantity of pictures to share.

  5. Looks like he is treading in green water.


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