6/13/10

GARDENING: COLORADO IRISES, WARD & CHILD GARDENS IN UTAH

GARDENING IN THE WILD WEST

COLORADO
DEBRA ANNE'S IRISES AND VIBURNUM
I'm so excited to begin our garden tour, and hope you will be as inspired as I have been!

bearded iris in a colorado garden

Welcome to Debra Anne's Colorado garden - and in particular her beautiful bearded irises...
lavender iris
purple and gold iris
purple iris
and her viburnum (snowball bush)
viburnum (snowball bush)
I became very fond of the snowball bush and irises on my recent trip to Utah.  Thanks to Debra Anne for sharing her photos with us!


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
WARD AND CHILD GARDEN STORE'S HIDDEN GEM
678 S 700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102


I recently travelled to Salt Lake City for a family reunion and discovered a wonderful shop with an even more wonderful hidden garden.  Just visiting this garden taught me so many lessons I want to  duplicate in my own garden!
garden pathway
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Garden lesson:  Create a sense of adventure
stone garden pathway
Garden lesson:  a curving pathway invites you to explore to see where it leads
red pot in border
Garden lesson:  add a tall pot in the garden border for structure and interest
purple allium
bearded iris
mixed greens
Garden lesson:  add depth and texture with greens
mixed green foliage
Garden lesson:  pay particular attention to varying the shades of green and the shape and size of the leaves
great big leaves - little tiny blue flowers
lovely leaves
Garden lesson:  add a surprise, something to explore
garden arch
arched walkway
wrought iron seating
hardy teak garden chair
Garden lesson:  provide a place to sit, to rest, to think, to relax, to view


the water lily pond

Garden lesson:  add a water feature
water lilies
lily close up
water feature at ward and child
bearded iris in terra cotta
purple foliage
Beautiful, isn't it?
ward and child hidden garden
 More tomorrow.  Best wishes.
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P.S. there's still time to send me photos to include - I'm posting all week.!

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