When we visited Longwood Gardens in mid September, the weather was perfect for walking and taking photographs of every plant we passed.
This classic English border garden was not heavily populated probably because everyone was over at the new Meadow Garden.
But we found a few gardeners to ask what stuff that wasn’t labeled was and we took our time to take long shots, medium, and closeups.
The colors were classically autumnal and the plants were generally things that anyone could grow themselves.
What is typically Longwood Gardens about this area is the shear size of the plantings and the lovely color juxtapositions.
Even though they use common plants in this area, we have never seen the same plants in the same place in all the years we have visited. Even the marigolds are a surprise when they show up because of where they show up.
This is definitely the year of the dahlia.
And they are lovely planted in masses.
How many tubers would it take to make your garden look like this? I doubt we could afford it.
Are you using more grasses in your garden?
With classic holly berrying?
Pitcher plants in a big pot:
This shows the pot of pitcher plants in the shade:
How do they keep the deer at bay?
These views renew my desire to continue plugging along in our garden, despite the deer.
My lesson this year is to plant in large masses rather than a few of this and a few of that.
I liked the use of the chrysanthemum plants so they look like boxwoods before blooming, don’t you? And their brick paths are smoother than you can imagine.
What are your favorites at Longwood Gardens? Is there a particular place you like to visit when you come?