Hubby and I made a very rushed tour through the botanical gardens Rock Garden this morning. Neither of us were dressed appropriately and he cursed the wind that chilled us almost to the bone.
I did manage to take some photos while racing through. The Rock Garden is where the tulips are showcased each spring. And while I took some photos of the tulips it was the trees that interested me today.
|hubby among the Baskets of Gold|
The Rock Garden is layered in narrow terraces that form an irregular circle around the base of the garden.
There is a large variety of trees and some are used to good effect. That small green deciduous tree in the middle will one day be a great focal point.
With all the rock and stone around it reminds me of my own garden. Walking around the Rock Garden I looked at how they placed the trees and how closely one can place trees together.
Since adding a stone patio and walkway, as well as, a retaining wall creating two levels in my own garden, I have been trying to better understand how to use the stone to its advantage; how to place plants near stone to show both at their best.
Reading garden magazines and books, looking at their photos to pick up tips, is something I always seem to be doing. Research is my middle name.
I would like to be able to achieve something beautiful like the placement of trees in this photo.