A Waterside Garden

The second private garden I visited this past weekend was Liz and Mark's waterside garden in Larchmont. It wasn't apparent at all entering the garden from the side that its location was on an inlet off Long Island Sound so there's a really dramatic impact when you first see it and your eye follows the long line of the flower border.

The border itself is rich in visual textures - water, stone wall, wrought iron Armillary and deft planting of varied plant and leaf shapes. There was an overall theme of blue and yellow (loved this pairing of yellow roses and blue salvias) with a backdrop of pink roses. More pink further down the border - where the rugosas frame a view of the dock.

The light was fairly harsh early afternoon sun, and looking at views like this one, I can imagine how interesting and varied it must be as that water changes with different qualities of light. As it was the scene was enchanting and timeless.


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