Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Open Gardens: Vanessa Nagel's garden

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Vanessa Nagel's spectacular garden is just a few miles from our house. I saw her garden for the first time last year when it was on the HPSO Garden Tour. This year her garden was on the Clark County Natural Garden Tour. Vanessa is a garden designer and writer and her talented skills are fully on display here. It is just one beautiful scene after another!

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This is the patio area that sits underneath a massive Redbud 'Forest Pansy' tree.
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As you leave the patio area, there are various pathways to explore. The garden is located on the south side of the house (the north side is currently being developed into a Ravine Garden!). The large garden is divided into various garden rooms.
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Hydrangea 'Annabelle' and hostas are surrounded by Japanese Forest Grass. The grass in the foreground covers a large circle (seen in the photo below). I am not sure which grass this is.


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There are several stunning hydrangeas in the garden, including this unique one. Of course I don't remember the name. I must remember to start taking a notebook on these tours.


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I do know this one - Hydrangea aspera - we had this in our Alabama garden.


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I love the mosaic circle. I am still trying to figure out how to do something like in our garden.


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Such an inspirational garden and full of ideas. I could spend hours here. Thank you Vanessa for opening your garden again!
 
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. Me, too...I could spend hours there. Thanks for taking us for a tour. gail

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  2. OOOooooo, this is an inspirational garden. What style and nice surprises such as the mosaic circle garden. So glad you showed us this.

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  3. Great photos of an incredibly lush and textural garden. Thank you!

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  4. I've seen a couple of posts about this garden and I am always amazed at the diversity and beauty in every view. Looked like golden sage as a ground cover, yes?

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  5. The use of grass in is impressive; no mowing in this garden. They must get wonderful movement with the slightest of breeze. Everything is done with great sense of design. Do share once you figure out how to create a mosaic.

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  6. When we had our bloggers' swap there I was taken by the strong design underlying the plantings. The circle motif really ties it all together.

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  7. The deep green of Pacific NW gardens never ceases to amaze me. Wow!

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  8. Stunning! For years I also have wanted to do some sort of mosaic circle in my garden. This is another inspirational image that will surely nudge me toward making my dream a reality.

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