A visit to Rhone Street Gardens
The house sits on a corner lot in a popular neighborhood. The garden area is small with only a few feet between the house and the sidewalk but every inch is jam-packed with an array of colorful perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Scott even gardens in the roadside curb strip for maximum benefit! He has also used attractive tin containers in the driveway and path areas. I think he has one small strip of grass left but I'm betting that he has dug it up since I was there. (I'm wondering if he has considered a rooftop garden - I bet they do well in the Oregon climate!)
There were so many interesting plants and many that were unfamiliar to me. He has a large assortment of alliums, persicaria, geranium, agastache, rodgersia, and the list goes on. Stunning textural combinations and artfully arranged scenes, it is truly a lovely garden.
And I got to see those popular kitty cats but didn't even think to take their photo - where was my brain? Oh well, Scott has some amazing cat photos on his blog too. I urge you to visit his blog.
Let's go in for a closer look, shall we?
|Clematis recta purpurea|
|Silver Vein Virginia Creeper |
|Panicum 'Shenandoah' and Persicaria 'Golden Arrow'|
|Allium nigrum with Origanum 'Aureum' in the background|
|Astrantia maxima 'Roma'|
|Rhus tyhpina 'Tiger Eyes' (Sumac)|
|Agastache "Golden Jubilee" and Knautia macedonica|