Two Gardens in Arlington, Virginia
Now for some more gardens from the Garden Bloggers Fling back in June. Lets look at a couple of smaller gardens in the Washington, DC suburb of Arlington Virginia.
Let’s start with the home of garden designer Jeff Minich.
His is a shade garden with a tropical feel to it.
I love this spot with the Angel Wing Begonia below and the Spanish Moss dangling from above.
A nice water feature surrounded by lush plantings.
A closer look at the waterfall.
The back garden descends into a steep ravine.
The garden has an otherworldly feel when you stand at the bottom of the ravine and look up at the sunlight filtering through the leaves.
There’s a narrow patio behind the house. There you will find some garden art imbued with a certain amount of dark humor.
Who are these guys? Not the seven dwarfs, I’m guessing.
Garden objet by Vlad the Impaler.
Nice orange Clivia miniata.
OK, let’s move on to the garden of Scott Brinitzer, another garden designer who lives in Arlington. This is a garden with a more formal feel.
Lovely shade trees out front.
The front of the house is surrounded by a low wall of aggregate. I like the little pebbles.
Orange door, blue container, red foliage – nice.
Cool fountain. I like the trailing egreenery.
Some enviable Arisaema of some kind – also very nice.
Still more to come from the DC Garden Bloggers Fling, but that’s all for now.
Wow, Jason. Great garden scenes.
The first few pictures look like Eastern versions of the home of designer Brent Green of West Hollywood. It is a similar scale, and way too crowded with cool plants Windmill palms seem to be getting more popular in strange places.
Can you be too crowded with cool plants?
YES! Brent’s garden gets so many nasty insects and diseases because air circulation is so inhibited.
I admire anyone who could manage such a challenging garden….the steep descent! . (The first garden) .. I enjoyed the tour around two gardens so far from my home & garden.
Wonderful to see two beautiful shade gardens, lets celebrate shade more and not see it as a problem! Thank you for sharing.
I think the ideal garden has areas of both shade and sun.
The first garden looks so lush and as you said tropic. It seem strange to see a palm right by the door up north. A nice surprise. I have seen skulls stuck on plants before. It must be a thing with those plants and plantsmen.
In the second garden I have seen that fountain pictured before but I love this shot. You get more context. I love the water lily in the basin of the fountain.
That palm may have been grown in a container.
Two very cool gardens!
I thought so.
Both are a impressive, but I especially liked the first garden. Small but mighty.
Wow Jason, this is design on a whole new level. It’s hard to get a sense of scale for these gardens. The picture that stood out for me was the Clivia, as we have one on the kitchen window sill that spends all its time dividing and definitely not flowering!
It’s a beautiful flower. It can stay outside here only in the summer.
These were two of my favorites, as different as they were, both packed a lot of personality into the space. Also I’m glad I’m not the only blogger still working through Fling posts!
I’ve still got the Sunday gardens to get through. The fling really helps when everything is frozen outside.
Both gardens look lovely and lush. Lots of nice greenery everywhere.
You sure saw some great gardens!
Love both gardens, so nice to have the opportunity to explore so many different gardening designs and thank you for always sharing them with your readers!
I quite enjoy hillside gardens as they make wandering a bit of an adventure. Not sure I’d like to plant or maintain one but it’s certainly nice to experience as a visitor!
The steep gardens can be very interesting, but I don’t think my knees would like all the climbing up and down.
Wonderful. I feel like I was there.
I thought you were there.
Both gardens are very appealing. I especially liked Jeff’s though, he has curb appeal, and I just loved the dangling Spanish Moss and that ravine. xxx
I also liked the moss combined with the container below.