I love the over-grown, deep-south, heavy, summer mood of this garden. Just looking at the pictures makes me crave a mint julep or at least an iced sweet tea……
The juxtaposition of the formal statuary with split rail fence or the old truck with the modern lined pool makes for a funny sort of mix, but one that plays well. It certainly gives the sense that this garden belongs to someone that has a bit more going on than perhaps a typical country gardener.
Which in this case is true — it belongs to John Carloftis a well publicized garden designer in NYC. The pictures come from a spread in Garden & Gun magazine (that name scares the hell out of me, I kinda don’t think I get it….) this month. But the garden is lovely and I would really enjoy stroll through this place. Wouldn’t you?
Photos by Caroline Allison