An occasional bit of written whimsical thoughts about life on the planet earth.
Follow by Email
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Moore is a woman raised on a small farm in Lake City, a small town in South Carolina. She made it big as a stock broker and has given generously to the University of South Carolina and other entities.
She has a wonderful garden she opens it to the Master Gardeners of SC to visit. I have been twice in the past six years and there are new things to see each year. This is the informal area in her garden designer's office.
One of the interesting things about her garden is the way they use common everyday plants (and weeds). The large "dog" standing by the pine tree is a branch that they found in the garden and saw its potential as an ornament.
The back porch has the waterfall flowing down the steps into an over sized apostrophe shaped pool.
This little cement doggie hiney reminds me of home....this is frequently the view I get of our dog Scout. The dog digs for hours each day and all you see is her rear.
On my last visit architecture students from Clemson were on site laying the foundation for this Japanese style building. The shutters you see are ten feet and can be turned to manipulate the breeze or the shade. All four sides of the building have these woven wood shutters for walls.
This huge stone basin overflows into a trough lined with pieces of ceramics and it spirals around the grassy area.
This is just a small sample of the treats that await visitors to this garden. I was inspired to buy some plants and add to my garden. Have you ever been to a garden that inspired you? Tell us about it.