A Garden in Virginia Horse Country
So here’s a garden that’s settled in among the hills, fields, and estates of Virginia’s horse country.
The owners live in a house that dates back well over 200 years.
I like this arbor festooned with Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) marking the transition between two areas of the garden.
There is a big boxwood maze with views of the fields and hills in the distance.
Oh, look! A rooster amongst the sweet peas. Judy was excited.
I thought the garden shed was quite handsome.
A tranquil water feature full of aquatic plants whose names I don’t know.
I liked the cottage garden-style flower beds full of Clematis, Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), and summer-blooming Alliums.
We spent LOTS of time looking at the bees going crazy over the Drumstick Alliums (A. sphaerocephalon).
Three bees for the price of one digital photo – bumblebee, carpenter bee, and a little hovering guy.
Another handsome arbor.
I’m not a big fan of lawns, as you may know, but I like how this one nestles up against the stone wall and wooden chairs.
Don’t look now, but there’s a bunny rabbit spying on us from behind the Hydrangeas.
That’s all for now.