The feature gardens were outstanding this year, and I made the modest investment to beat the crowds with a guided, early morning tour. Unfortuately I had no camera, so I jotted down points of inspiration instead.
Elsewhere, in other gardens, the orange geums and ranunculus really caught my eye and might add a playful touch of colour.
Tranquility... Evident in so many different gardens, like the NTDTV Chinese Culture Garden, that imported a pagoda and installed a Suzhou-style wall. This feature garden was a gorgeous construction, and included a few exotic blooms... however it was missing the water elements and plant life I fell in love with when I visited Dr. Sun-Yat Sen classical garden in Vancouver.
|Pinwheel Aeonium, planted as a carpet|
under Boxwood, great combo
& low-maintenance display
Hellebores were the 'official' plant this year and included in almost every garden.
The blooms of the Lenten Rose will be making an appearance in my garden, soon...