Chelsea Flower show round-up – day 2 – I am finding that perusing the details of the all the show gardens and displays at Chelsea is actually better online than in person….no jostling of crowds and the camera captures these small things so much better than the entire view of a garden. For judging the whole garden, I am afraid,…. you kind of have to be there.
Today’s post is all about the little things, nice touches and intricate details on display.
image by Chobie Chobes
This garden pergola caught my eye for the colorful glass and wood details that it presents. I am betting that this rather simple idea for changing up the average arbor will not only provide shade and structure but interesting shadows and colorful light patterns…the white-ish stone floor probably shows this off well.
image by claire.ashman
That this pebble mosaic was created in the few short weeks that are allowed for building show gardens at Chelsea is amazing…they must have done some sections ahead of time. And where will this go afterward? I would love to know who the lucky gardener is who gets to tread this path. It is simply beautiful and a masterful work of garden art.
image by thyme2003
This modern garden solved the problem that I have with many overly clean lined compositions. The planting is nicely highlighted by the stuccoed wall backdrop and the placement of sweet little bottles on the shelf creates a charming little vignette that gives warmth to stark modern design.
image by _nejire_
And finally, this closeup of a sculpture is such an interesting and exciting example of stone work detail. I find it kind of meditative as I study the image and imagine the process that the creator went through to put this together.
Did you go to Chelsea and see a great detail or planting combination that you would like to share? Leave a comment, or send a picture here and I will post it on studio ‘g’ later this week.