|I just loved this chicken guarding the table set for tea|
|If only all scarecrows looked this classy!|
|There's a beautiful day bed hidden in this alcove.|
Perfect for whiling away a summer's afternoon
|The perfect spot to sit and fiddle with my camera|
|Tempting to sit but also lovely to gaze at. The blue highlights drew me in.|
|It was as easy as following the path|
In the photo above is royal purple Jackmanii clematis, lavender and white monkshood and a bluish purple hydrangea.
But perhaps my favourite spot in this garden, the one that made me swoon and say I have to Have That! was this grove of Staghorn Sumac.
The lower limbs appear to be pruned creating an inviting spot to hide in the shade. I couldn't resist.
This native shrub is so exotic looking, and the architecture of the plant so defined. It's really eye catching on its own but to see so many in this grouping was awe inspiring.
There were so many details swirling in my brain after this tour. Plants I admired, things I would like to try. It was a great energy booster and I wanted to run to my own garden afterward and get straight to work.
I would like to thank Carolyn for opening up her garden to the public that afternoon. It was a wonderful treat and greatly enjoyed. Please visit Carolyn at her blog Aiken House & Gardens to see many more wonderful photos of her gardens.