Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Sought After White Garden

Feast your eyes on this carpet of white.

Feebly following in the footsteps of my favorite Vita and her deified white garden at Sissinghurst, one of my first stabs at gardening was a plodding silly attempt at a glowing white garden resembling hers and using obvious white flowering plants (even annuals). Having learned that the best white gardens are made up of whitened leaves, marginated plants, pale barks and every other sort of whiteness including fallen petals - it's now clear that white flowers are merely the accent, not the point. Read more in my latest dirt column in the August issue of Hampton's Cottages and Gardens (http://www.hc&

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