Back in August I went on a trip with my very good friend, Patti, and trekked to both Chanticleer and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
Funnily enough, she warned me that Longwood would be a disappointment after we had visited Chanticleer (see my post on this wondrous garden to understand what she meant). I foolishly believed her. So when we approached the entry building and saw these wonderful plantings, I said to myself “Really?” Readers, what do you think?
What an interesting take on a green, white and silver garden.
I would never, ever in my entire life think of combining this pale Sanseveria with ghost fern, giant white periwinkle and euphorbia!
I love this combination, in fact, I just love papyrus. Especially in planters. A great alternative to grasses.
What I loved about this elegant entrance garden is the way in which it sets the stage for what’s inside:
Glorious displays of colour. And more unexpected combinations. Here, its a squat Agave surrounded by fan flower and in the right background those spiky, vertical plants are actually a form of Sanseveria (S. cylindrica)!
And in case you thought that the gardeners at Longwood (over 500 of them!) had a thing for cool colours only, you’re most definitely wrong.
Does this whet (Patricia?) your appetite?
More Longwood coming…. ;c)