Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chanticleer ~ The Tea Cup & Lower Courtyard Gardens

Chanticleer gardens in Wayne, PA with spring tulips
Chanticleer gardens in Wayne, PA
I found one of my favorite scenes of Chanticleer's spring show in the entrance garden. Just past the pots in the courtyard (which is the first post in this series) you pass behind the smaller house on the estate, which was gifted by Adolf and Christine Rosengarten to their daughter, Emily, in 1935. You enter the Tea Cup garden, which is home to tropical fare during the summer months. For spring, it was filled with some bedding flowers: Icelandic poppies, African daisies, etc. 

The Tea Cup garden with spring bedding.
The Tea Cup garden with spring bedding.
Stepping down to the next garden, however, brings you a real treat...

Railing for the step down from the Tea Cup garden to the "small lawn."
Railing for the step down from the Tea Cup garden to the "Lower Courtyard" garden.
The Lower Courtyard at Chanticleer with tulips in spring
The Lower Courtyard at Chanticleer with tulips in spring
Yellow and pink tulips under the glowing maple tree, Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold'.

This area seems to be simply known as the "Lower Courtyard," as it is below the Tea Cup garden. Not much to its name, but it contained one of the best displays of tulips at Chanticleer last spring. In the rough grass (which I loved here, though it might be called weedy), there were giant yellow tulips, pink-tipped tulips and white daffodils.

These tulips varieties seemed to me to be Tulipa 'Antoinette', a multi-flowering tulip with raspberry edges, and Tulipa 'Golden Parade', a large, vibrant yellow Darwin hybrid.
These tulips varieties seemed to me to be Tulipa 'Antoinette', a multi-flowering tulip with raspberry edges, and Tulipa 'Golden Parade', a large, vibrant yellow Darwin hybrid.
Lovely sculpting to an otherwise "wild garden" planting of bulbs in rough grass.
Lovely sculpting to an otherwise "wild garden" planting of bulbs in rough grass.
An old native dogwood, Cornus florida, is skirted with bold butterbur leaves. An iron seat and a nearby pot with flowers and red stems begs to be enjoyed on this April day.
An old native dogwood, Cornus florida, is skirted with bold butterbur leaves. An iron seat and a nearby pot with flowers and red stems begs to be enjoyed on this April day.
Just around the corner of the house you can see its beautiful balconies overhead...
Just around the corner of the house you can see its beautiful balconies overhead...
Pretty container arrangements are in every free space at Chanticleer. Here on the west side of the house are yellow Violas and columbine (Aquilegia) to accompany the yellow tulips for the spring season.
Pretty container arrangements are in every free space at Chanticleer. Here on the west side of the house are yellow Violas and columbine (Aquilegia) to accompany the yellow tulips for the spring season.
Another nice place for a sit to enjoy the tulip display which is beautifully edged with the yellow Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa aureola.
Another nice place for a sit to enjoy the tulip display which is beautifully edged with the yellow Japanese forest grass, Hakonechloa aureola.
Thanks for touring more of Chanticleer's spring gardens with me.


See more of the Chanticleer Series on WMG!

16 comments:

  1. What a glorious set of images! The light is exquisite. A little bit of spring to brighten this very snowy day.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Glad you enjoyed them! It was beautiful.
      ~Julie

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  2. Absolutely outstanding and your photos are amazing..I'm really enjoying this series! Larry

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    1. Thanks Larry! Many more pretty photos coming soon. :)
      ~Julie

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  3. Beautiful images and just what I needed on this gloomy morning.

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    1. I am enjoying them today for the same reason, Sue. More snow here! ugh.
      ~Julie

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  4. Lovely photos, just think, only a few weeks and we will be enjoying tulips once more, hard to imagine with our freezing weather at the moment!

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    1. I cannot wait! I have been looking at my little crocuses almost everyday hoping to see one opening up... only one barely so far. I am ready for spring!
      ~Julie

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  5. Thank you for this attractive walk which put of the sun in my very grey day!
    Friendly, Marie

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  6. Really wonderful! I especially love the golden yellow tulips interplanted with daffodils. And the long grass and foliage plants are just perfect.

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  7. I absolutely love the Tulips blooming in the grass...so utterly charming!

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  8. Julie what a beautiful and whimsical place...I really love the railing!

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  9. Beautiful! I would have never thought about tulips planted in grass! That butterbur under the tree is beautiful, too. Great inspiration here!

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  10. What beautiful spring blooms. I can hardly wait to see them some into blooms here. The tulips in the grass looks wonderful. I would never have thought of that. LOL! Thanks for sharing the gardens.

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  11. Even the shades of green in these pictures look magical. The tulips and daffs and grass make a gorgeous spring combination!

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  12. I love all that yellow in the Spring garden. What wonderful photos Julie. Excellent job! What a magnificent garden. I have to visit.
    Susan

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