The first garden we entered was the walled English Garden.
|This lovely fountain was just outside the gate into the English Garden.|
|Just inside, a glimpse of the Bacchus fountain through the trees|
|A closer look|
|There were a couple of lush, copiously flowering potted Bougainvillea|
And there were roses! Boy, were there roses! Mostly David Austin roses, and all with lovely scents, and many bi-colored, which I'm quite partial to. I love roses, but only in other people's gardens.
And Fuchsias everywhere!
There was a raised bed full of the most beautiful Begonias.
|We all gasped and exclaimed over this one!|
|Roses in the English Garden, hanging through the rail, waving "Good-bye!" to us like voyageurs on a ship|
|And not to be outdone, a Hydrangea as well|
The Northwest Garden, fenced rather than walled, was our next destination.
|Gorgeous Dahlia, I wish I had asked for its name|
|There were not many lilies still flowering, but this one near the entrance to the Northwest Garden was huge and triumphant|
A couple of daylilies had some final flowers.
|That pie-crust edge!|
|I just loved the mid-rib stripe on this one|
|There were signs too, of Enid's playful personality, like with this bench|
|And a deliberate touch of messiness, but just a touch|
|More roses in the Northwest Garden|
|Enid likes to work with concrete, using it to make various troughs, pots and pedestals|
|Everywhere, a carpet of woolly Thyme|
|There were two beds of seed-sown Zinnias.|
|We all couldn't fail to notice this one with its huge orange flowers|
|There were quite a few button-like ones as well, with colorful contrasting centers|
Next to the Northwest Garden is the Edibles Garden.
|From here, a sweet view of Little Steamboat Island in the Sound|
|Another Clematis gone to seed|
|Caged strawberries to keep the birds out|
|A mosaic of ground covers under a birdbath|
|A trickling fountain engulfed by wirevine|
The most recently installed garden is the Alpine Garden, much smaller.
Thanks so much to Enid for letting the Petal Pushers visit, and for her friendly, smiling, bubbly, plant-knowledgeable narration of the history of her garden!