I hate my garden.
I need more height in my garden.
My garden needs to be more fun and loose.
My garden needs more chaos.
I need to take advantage of self-seeding plants.
I need more mature trees.
I need more seating in my garden.
I need more meandering paths.
I need more plants with lingering seedheads.
All of these thoughts raced through my head after I left The Garden at Federal Twist this past Saturday. This was my third visit to this local garden (literally 5 miles away from my own home) in the past year and I’ve enjoyed chatting with its owner, James Golden, a number of times as well.
To read the history of the garden, click here.
This is my ideal garden and the greatest by far, that I’ve ever seen in person. I’m already anxious to make a return visit in the fall. Massing of giant perennials, ornamental grasses, water features, paths leading to private seating areas, sculptures = heaven on earth. If I don’t walk away with ideas and inspiration, I’m a bleeping idiot.
Here are the pics. Where I can, I’ve identified the plants based on James’ feedback and from scouring his website:
|Filipendula rubra in the background|
And possibly my favorite pic with the tree framing the entire garden below:
A true gem and inspiration.
I vow to create my own mini version of this garden somewhere in my garden in the near future as a shout-out.
Thank you James.