Tag: DC Gardens

Tammy’s Garden Oasis in the Suburbs

On the last day of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling, we visited the garden of Fling organizer extraordinaire Tammy Schmitt, author of the blog Casa Mariposa.

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.

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.

A Garden With a Sense of Humor

And now for another of the gardens of the DC Fling, this one belonging to Ellen Ash and located in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. The aspect of this garden that has stayed with me most is its sense of humor.

Garden Splendor in Sun and Shade

So another suburban DC garden we visited on the second day of the Fling was that of garden designer Debbie Friedman. I found this garden interesting in part because, like mine, hers is sunny in front and with a good deal of shade in the back.

Garden Bliss on a Sloping Backyard

When I think of a typical sloping suburban backyard, I see a patchy incline of unhappy lawn, maybe with the beginnings of an erosion gully. And that’s pretty much what greeted garden designer Barbara Katz the first time she saw what is now her back garden. Happily, she has transformed that barren patch into a …

The Hillwood Estate Gardens

So another garden we saw that Friday was the Hillwood Estate, which has 25 acres of grounds (plus a mansion and some other buildings) in the Northwest part of DC.┬áIt belonged to Marjorie Post for much of the last century. Marjorie owned General Foods, so she had a decent amount of disposable income. She left …

Gardens of the Smithsonian

Well, things in the garden here are really starting to simmer down, which means it’s time to get serious about posting on this year’s adventures. Let’s start with the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling, which was held at the end of June in the DC-area.

All Flung Out

Well, the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling is done, and I don’t mind telling you I’m exhausted. A good kind of exhausted, though.

The Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

So back in April Judy and I visited the garden at Dumbarton Oaks in the Georgetown section of DC. We were visiting our friends who live outside Baltimore and wanted to see this garden in part because it would be closed for almost a year starting in July. Dumbarton Oaks as it exists today was …