Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Are your phlox blooming yet?  In new England we are not quite there yet….but in Japan, well that is a different story.

Hokkaido Japan Higashimokoto Flower Park via www.pithandvigor.com

This is Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan and this is what it looks like from mid May-mid June.  I came across it today as I was looking for more information about moss phlox.  It is quite a spectacle and it reminds me of  countless earthen reservoir dams….wouldn’t this be a fantastic way to replant after the earthworks?

Hokkaido Japan Higashimokoto Flower Park via www.pithandvigor.com

The park was started and mostly built by one man, Chubachi Mr. Sueyoshi.  He began in 1947 after the war with just one plant which he built upon, spread and managed.  My Sueyoshi died in 2009 but the park is still open to visitors and creeping phlox currently cover over 10 hectares.  You can read more about it here.

images Kimi Tour Guide and Tumblr via oddity central.

 

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

Other Posts You Might Like...

condessa coffee by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com art by andrew catanses titled: Revelation in the Garden
Posted by rochellegreayergmail-com | 20 September 2016
Two days in Atlanta at the Garden Writers Association conference are in the rear view mirror.  But before I forget, I want to share three quick travel thoughts related to Atlanta,...
Posted by rochellegreayergmail-com | 11 September 2016
Nestled in Lincoln, MA, one of Boston’s quietest most rural-feeling (though not actually rural) suburbs, the Decordova museum and sculpture park brings contemporary outdoor art to New England. Combining a visit with an exploration...
proven winners creeping thyme for grass replacement - by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochellegreayergmail-com | 13 May 2016
We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root. Stick a fork in it – I’m done. That grass...