One of this past summer’s great garden finds for Garden Walk Buffalo was Valinor, the garden of Johanna Dominguez, on Mariner Street in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood.
Every year I tend to come across a great garden that I didn’t know about previously. With more than 400 gardens on the tour, you can see how that can still happen even after 25 years.
I was over visiting Johanna this week and realized I’d never posted my photos from her garden, other than a mention the post, Garden Walk Buffalo gardens to visit, this past summer.
I got to meet Sirius Black, Adventure Cat, (with 21,500+ followers on Instagram!), as well as the three other feline inhabitants of Valinor.
The Buffalo News featured her garden here. Buffalo Spree magazine featured her house’s interior, here. Just this week, her inside, over-wintering, house-plant-jammed, office was featured on GardenRant.com – mostly for the fact that she’s released beneficial insects inside the house to control pests!
Here are some shots I took in her garden last summer. To see it your self, the garden will be on Gardens Buffalo Niagara’s Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July, as well as on Garden Walk Buffalo.