|The orchard meadow (to the left) and Long Border (right) at Great Dixter just two weeks ago.|
The garden that epitomizes this ideal of year-round gardening is Great Dixter in East Sussex lead by the late Christopher Lloyd. There are over a dozen books from Christopher that I have enjoyed over the years, but my favorite must be Succession Planting for Year-Round Pleasure. (Which I hope to review very soon...) He is largely responsible for many of our current garden trends, including returning Cannas and other exotic plants to our gardens.
A few weeks ago I found that Helen at Anemone Times, a New England gardener and blogger that I have truly enjoyed this past year, is on a gardener's dream trip to the UK. She is currently working with Fergus Garret and the other talented gardeners at Great Dixter for the month. She has done a wonderful job of sharing the whole experience on her blog. Read her first post upon arrival at Great Dixter here.
|Famous pot arrangements at the entrance of Great Dixter.|
|One of Helen's projects: weeding and planting up the Ledge with a beautifully long list of plants (read about it here!).|
I am thrilled to get to read along about Helen's student experience at Great Dixter. I hope you get a quick look at Anemone Times to see her adventures as well!
All photos in this post borrowed with permission from Helen at Anemone Times.