Sunday, June 01, 2008

Eccentric Gardens

I love funky gardens and think they're such a fine form of art and self-expression.

My own garden is a bit peculiar. And the current issue of Domino Magazine ("The Guide To Living With Style") reminded me of the pleasures of other people's odd plots.

Have a look at Tony Duquette's and Madame Ganna Walska's Lotusland and Robert Kourik's.

Or simply Google "eccentric gardens." There are photo books on the subject, and visitable gardens, and then there's the DIY combo of plants and objects that only you can create.

You can create a living green fantasyland in a container if that's all the dirt that's handy.


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5 comments:

Debra W said...

Great post, Peggy! Interestingly enough, I read the word "fantasyland" in your last paragraph as "fairyland". Maybe that is what a great garden is all about, attracting fairies and hummingbirds.

Have a happy Monday!

Hugs,
Debbie

Peggy Payne said...

I do have a little "crystal palace" in my own garden for a fairy waystation. It's a pile of clear glass vases artfully stacked. Getting a little grungy though; I've been thinking about refurbishing.

Debra W said...

I love finding little whimsical spots in other people's gardens! I'll bet your crystal palace is just wonderful.

Hugs,
Deb

Peggy Payne said...

Maybe I'll shoot a picture of that one day soon when the light's hitting it just right.

Debra W said...

I would love to see it, Peggy! Your mind works in such interesting and creative ways. I think it's very cool!

Hugs,
Deb