What is a garden tour without flowers? And no one does it more dramatically than this gardener whose creativity is visible to all who drive by her house on Old Sauk Rd.
This gardener used apple green as an accent color for man-made elements in her garden, ranging from the front door color to fabric awnings to this charming teapot artifact.
The same gardener (the woman with the "gray house on the corner") had a row of spectacular window boxes in a secluded patio area hidden behind a berm planted with shrubs, grasses and flowers. When you were in this hidden garden, it was hard to believe the house was located on a corner lot.
This garden relied on subltety for most of its effects. This was one of the few hot spots easily created by matching potted plants and seating.
I never would have thought to pair pink with this dusty mauve maple but it's a winning combination. I can imagine it with a small-flowerd pink clematis romping through its branches as well.
A "fairy garden" that defines rustic sophistication instead of sweetness — and the whole concept is emphasized by setting it on a dark table.