|Chanticleer's Oak Bed filled with spring delights!|
Here are my photos of the Oak Bed. I found the planting in this area captivating; so many woodland treasures were all nestled together. It had the effect of a patchwork quilt which the gardeners had been knitting together these past years. Each plant so quietly beautiful, supporting one another. I hope you enjoy the view!
|The Oak Bed sits just to the west of the entrance house at Chanticleer. The yellow tulips are part of the Lower Courtyard gardens (see more here).|
|Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' blooming along the sidewalk with some small-leaved, chartreuse Hosta 'Emerald Tiara'.|
|White Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum' with Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' and a double green Helleborus hybrid by the walk.|
|The venerable oak tree, Quercus x saulii, gives a cathedral canopy to this area.|
|Oh, to look out such a balcony upon such a scene! Or just to sit here for an afternoon tea... swoon.|
|The young seedling shoots of the oak added delicate tinges of copper throughout the sea of purple and white.|
|A view of the Oak Bed from the west side of the house. Pink chairs on top of the hill invite visitors to enjoy the lookout.|
|Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ all in bloom with forget-me-nots (Myosotis), spring snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum) and Helleborus hybrids in various shades. A patchwork of spring indeed.|
While researching for these articles, I came upon the complete plant lists for the entrance gardens. It can be viewed as a PDF from Chanticleer: Tea Cup and Entry Gardens Plant List 2012
See more of the Chanticleer Series on WMG!