I couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek into this garden folly in a corner of the treasure trove private garden of influential landscape architect, Rick Griffin and his wife Shirley. If you have time to explore this picture, you’ll find many lovingly chosen details.
My eye was drawn by the natural effect of the tree trunks, still with signs of the branches, providing support for the oversized mirror that appears to extend the garden; the decorative hand-made birdhouses; the creeping moss that transforms the brick path into a living carpet; the ornate garden chairs painted in such an easy-to-place colour around the blue fire pit.
You might just make out the windmill palm in flower and the neat vertical lines of the unusual, pencil style Yaupon ‘Will Fleming’.
This is a relaxed, natural place for living, loving, creating and sharing. Enough for now, but I promise to post more shots later. I hope this style of gardening speaks to you, even if your own personal style is very different.