The weather has been cold and miserable here, and not conducive to photography. In lieu of sewing news, I thought I'd share some photos of a local garden we visited recently.
The garden is set stunningly amongst rolling hills, lined with vineyards.
The thing that impressed me most about this garden was the extensive and clever use of perennial plants.
It was all I could do not to whip out the secateurs and pinch some cuttings :)
The silver birches were just turning their brilliant yellow at the time, ready for leaf drop and preparing to show their beautiful, white & spotty legs!
I love the use of spiky plants in a garden ...
... and I'm also a fan of grey or purple foliage. This garden had it all.
There was a significant collection of roses ...
... in every colour imaginable.
Brilliant splashes of cherry red coreopsis ...
... and deep gold and russet red.
If purple is more your style, it had that too:
And of course, there were plenty of spots to just sit and admire the view.
It is the Queen's Birthday long weekend here in Australia. I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty in my garden. Have a great weekend. Bloom x