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May 7th, 2014


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01:02 pm - Wednesday Wish-Place: Out in the Garden, with Red
As I've recently mentioned, I've spent a little bit of time out in the yard (and always succumbed to sneezes and regrets shortly thereafter). Still... we persevere.

As I've also recently mentioned, I'm having a bit of a Red moment. Not only my front door, either -- I've just finished the second coat of red on a pot to go by my front walk, and I am contemplating more splashes of red throughout my green space (although not in a Christmassy way).

So today, I'm dreaming of gardens someone else has already done, with touches of the color I've been craving.

Like this photo of Westbury Court Gardens in Gloucestershire, with artfully shaped shrubbery: this is open and sunny, which is appropriate for where I live.

What I crave, though -- what my real wish-place is -- would be someplace like the Red Garden in William Christie's French chateau grounds. I love the hidden quality of this, and the sense of order and profusion at the same time.

If you were to choose a garden, where would you wish to be -- and with what color? :)

May you have a day full of good wishes.

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:May 7th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Yay for red!

As far as gardens, I'm much more slovenly unrestrained, I prefer the native plants thing. I like the french one, but the british one just makes me want to bring in a couple of young labrador retrievers fresh out of the lake :)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Heee! I am trying to balance native plantings with order, which is so far only an ideal. :)
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 7th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Love the red! I"m partial to gardens that are green, green, green--but can also love them with lots of color. Like this. But I also love historic gardens in strange places, like the gardens at Alcatraz.

Edited at 2014-05-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
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I love those photos of caladiums en masse! So cool to see such natural profusion. :)

Cheers and green for your Thursday!
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From:anne_d
Date:May 7th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Given the choice, I'd have a Japanese garden, with water lilies and willows and the whole cool green thing going.

It's not practical here, so I'd settle for native flowering plants to attract butterflies and hummies.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
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It makes sense that you crave a garden different from the climate where you are, since I'm doing the exact same thing. :)

Hugs and cool and native flowers!
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From:paratti
Date:May 7th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Lovely:)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
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I will be thinking of you during the Chelsea Flower Show, and wishing you NO plant pollen if at all possible.

[hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:May 7th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I like the second garden, it's more secluded and wild. I'd go with splashes of purple though instead of red, which is odd because it's not a colour I usually gravitate to.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
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I am all about the idea of "garden rooms", and I think the Red Garden qualifies.

It's so interesting that you like purple in your garden while not liking the color so much! Before this year I would have said the same thing about red....

Happy Thursday!
From:gwynnega
Date:May 7th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Those gardens are beautiful!

It's not a garden, exactly, but we're in the midst of jacaranda season in LA, and I love jacaranda season!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
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I can see why you love jacaranda season! That's gorgeous. :)

Hugs and a great Thursday!
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From:stateless82
Date:May 7th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Right now I'd take this one- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/78109374762013447/.

It's all about grass pollen right now. I feel like my right eyelid is coated with superglue.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
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What a gorgeous garden! And if it's Alaska, I would hope the garden comes accompanied by Chris in the Morning. :) [/pointless Northern Exposure reference]

And oh so sympathetic about the grass pollen. Hugs hugs hugs.
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From:mobile_alh
Date:May 8th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
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Here's a view of our front deck when the wisteria is blooming...this will do for me!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26416337@N05/14134512414/
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From:laurawise
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
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That is GORGEOUS, ALH. How wonderful! [admires]

[sends hugs]

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