Monday, 3 June 2013

Other People's Gardens

Looking at other people's gardens introduces you to plants you might like to have yourself,  clever ideas that you might want to copy, or just details that you can enjoy in their context while accepting that they would not be a good fit for your own backyard.
Here are a few non-plant additions to gardens that appealed to me on a recent tour of West and North Vancouver gardens.
 A small and lovely statue in a waterfront garden liberally dotted with tropical palms:

A very steep slope with a woodland planting, enhanced by a marvellous hanging sculpture like a giant cocoon:

The inventive recycling of a wooden pallet...

...and a toaster:


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