“Mystery Bridge,” possibly the Burbank Memorial Gardens, Santa Rosa, California.
Monet in his garden at Giverny, 1922. New York Times, photo archive.
Kidnapped by Hydrangeas…..it happens every year.
The loggia, terraced gardens at Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy.
A cat in the exotic garden of Will Giles, Norwich, on the East Coast in England. Photo: Will Giles. More about his garden at the exotic garden blog.
Hyacinths: what’s not to love? These bulbs lay hidden all winter long, emerging late February and into March as beautiful pillars of vibrant color…while we are still under the chill of the season. Hyacinths are deer-proof and wonderfully fragrant, so use them near an entryway where they will be enjoyed most.
Cape Town, South Africa. Japie’s Tropical Garden. A feast for the eyes, recorded by Veronica Clark.
Liverworts Hepaticae, Ernst Haeckel Kunstformen der Natur (1904).
Cobalt columns and turquoise beams at the renowned gardens of Bainbridge Island artists David Lewis and George Little. The influence of archaeology, architecture, and exotic plants reveal themselves in new ways, and yet the garden appears to be a refurbished portal from centuries past. Lewis and Little sold the garden some years back, and it is now privately owned. Photo: July Hays, used with permission.
Governor’s Palace Stable Historical Report, Block 20, Building 4. Copperplate engraving from 1733-47. Located in 1929 in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
That such necessary places as Stable, Coatch house, Cowhouse & Hen-house together with an enclosed Yard for Poultry be made.
That a Kitchen Garden and Orchard be paled in at leaste.
That a Flower Garden behind the House as well as the Court yard before it be enclosed with a Brick wall 4 foot high with a Ballustrade of Wood on the Top.
That the Land belonging to the House being about 60 acres may be enclosed with a Ditch & Fence for a Pasture.