Thursday, March 13, 2008

GardenScape - part 2

Friend Pat Berardi narrowed down her choice of flowers to these final selections. Both Pat and Marcia raise orchids, and the variety each year usually results in a pretty purchase for the seller and the buyer.

Marcia has found a new friend in the Nicaraguan Pottery dealer who manages to arrive in Rochester each year with a fresh supply of vases and bowls. Marcia narrowed her choice to two alternatives and avoided the angst of decision making by bringing them both home!!

There were dozens of staged displays -- all with virtues of design and color. This scene featured a rock with a winding rope of copper leaf, which included a gentle stream of descending water. The Japanese maple tree at the left added its usual softness and color to the more jagged boulder emphasis at other parts of this feature.

An inviting pergola surrounded by forsythia and cherry trees in bloom. An irregular water pond and flat rock floor with appropriate seating and nice back lighting add to this attractive combination. Makes one want to sit a spell!

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Beth Brandkamp said...

That is a really nice picture of Pat!! All the pictures are lovely. Beth

Priscilla Kibbee said...

Oh dear. Now i have to go to Nicaragua.