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photoblog image Blooms and leaves

Blooms and leaves

 

in Beth Chatto Gardens - I admired the upright standing snowdrop, erected like nr. 1 - the bergenia (bottom right) is a favourite plant of Beth Chatto, you can see it overall in her gardens, "Beethoven" is a fitting name this year.

 

The bergenia "was this very subject that proved to be the catalyst for the friendship between Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd, the owner of Great Dixter in Sussex. The heavy soil and enclosed, dense style of the planting at Great Dixter is not ideally suited to growing bergenia. Consequently, Christo, in his classic book “The Well-Tempered Garden” had little time for bergenias, a view to which Beth felt obliged to pen a letter in their defence. Christo replied, inviting her to “come for lunch” and so began a mutual friendship based on similar values and interests but above all on a shared passion for plants."

Blooms and leaves

 

in Beth Chatto Gardens - I admired the upright standing snowdrop, erected like nr. 1 - the bergenia (bottom right) is a favourite plant of Beth Chatto, you can see it overall in her gardens, "Beethoven" is a fitting name this year.

 

The bergenia "was this very subject that proved to be the catalyst for the friendship between Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd, the owner of Great Dixter in Sussex. The heavy soil and enclosed, dense style of the planting at Great Dixter is not ideally suited to growing bergenia. Consequently, Christo, in his classic book “The Well-Tempered Garden” had little time for bergenias, a view to which Beth felt obliged to pen a letter in their defence. Christo replied, inviting her to “come for lunch” and so began a mutual friendship based on similar values and interests but above all on a shared passion for plants."

comments (12)

Joli mélange de plantes, j'aime les couleurs différentes.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2020, 06:42
Variety being the spice of horticultural life Philine..
The flora world is so amazing, Philine, as you are showing us!
Merci pour ce bouquet , je ne connaissais pas "la Bergenie " Merci pour ta photo
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2020, 07:37
I see she is not averse to having the odd wild plant, too
A great variety on show Philine, and some sunshine too
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Feb 2020, 08:17
A most interesting series Philine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2020, 09:46
Wat een plantenpracht - en dan in de winter ook noch.
Another lovely collage of plants.
Spring has sprung.
this is a beautiful spring collage Philine... the snowdrops announce the end of winter... we still have to wait a while....petersmile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Feb 2020, 20:26
Some lovely shapes to these leaves. My favourite is top right.

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