I recently I stopped by my absolute favorite public garden - Chanticleer – on my way to a Meet the Author event at the Rodale Institute (after repeatedly cursing the signage around Philly and needing the garden’s receptionist to talk me in over the phone). Here are a few of my favorite scenes there, starting with the Tennis Court Garden because of its history as just that.
Below is an example of how just a little bit of mowing can make a short meadow look cared for, and inviting to walk through.
Below, Primula popping up through a bed of Horsetail, which one of the gardeners warned me about. You know how it goes – once you have it, you’ll never get rid of it.
Finally, the kitchen garden, which gardener Doug Croft surrounds with red clover because the rabbits will eat it instead of the vegetables. Looks pretty, too.Tweet