|Q: Where’d you get the mirrors?
A: I made them, dollar store mirrors, and the big mirror was left over from the bathroom redesign.
Q: What’s that vine on the left? A: Dutchman’s Pipe. On the right is a chocolate five-leaf akebia.
|Q: You made that fountain!? A: Yes. Scanned in coral bell leaves and cut them out of copper in three sizes for accuracy.|
|Q: Where’d you get the fish head? A: From our friend Lulu in Texas. It was a gift – she made us guess what it was.
It’s a rain downspout scupper. But we’d only see it in action if it were raining (when we’re not outside), so I made it a fountain.
|No questions. Just wanted Susan Cohan to see my garden DOES have balls. Small bouncy ones.|
|Q: Where’d you get the copper leaf? A: I made that too. Cut out copper roof flashing and added the aged patina over night.|
|Q: Where’d you get the rug? A: Gaiam. It’s made of recycled soda bottles.|
|Q: Did you make the hypertufa? A: Yes. I made that too.|
|Q: what’s going on here? A: Unfinished Garden Walk project. In a quandary as what to plant.
Grass? Black mondo grass? Vinca? Any ideas for me? It’s both full sun and deep shade.
|Q: Whose idea was the Harry Potter Garden? A: Mine, supported by creative plant choices by my daughter.|
|Q: What’s the purple plant? A: Persian Shield.|
|Q:You Really got these rocks from these places? A: Really.|
|Q: Where’d you get that extra-long picnic table? A: I’m afraid I made that too.|
|Q: Where’d you get the sign? A: My friend Siobhan in Florida and her Garden Fairy friends made it for me.
We’re still looking for a bell for it.
|Q: What’s the vine around the raised bed? A: It’s not a vine. It’s an idea I stole from Monet’s garden in Giverny — it’s a dwarf apple tree formed as a knee-high fence.|
|Q: That’s a torch? Where’d you get that? A: Made it.|
|Q: What kind of vine is that? A: It’s not a vine, it’s four pear trees.
Q: A pear vine? A: No, espaliered dwarf pear trees.
Q: So it’s not a vine? A: No.
|Q: Where’d you get the awesome grate? A: Garbage-picked from Amherst, NY (a Buffalo suburb). My garden pal Nancy saw a neighbor throw it out and said she couldn’t use it. I think I was there before she hung up the phone.|