Friday, May 18, 2012

If I could have this secret garden


My pocket garden is not looking so good.  I was going through some photographs and came across this one.  What a delightful little spot this is.  It's really a hidden garden within a giant garden.  In fact, this is only one of dozens of such clearings in the huge hillside Jim Scott has carved out overlooking a cove on Lake Martin in Alabama.  All the paths that connect the secret gardens are just as beautifully planted.

I'm thinking I don't have room for any grass, but I like the stone paving and bench.  That I could do.  And, I have some 'Sky Pencil' hollies for something vertical.

Jim has a zillion hydrangeas of every hue.  It must be beautiful over there with everything blooming so early.