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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gianna's Garden

If there's anybody on this planet that's more talented then my friend Gianna at designing container arrangements, I have yet to meet them. Gianna is the Queen, hands down, best container designer ever.

Anybody who lives on Long Island is lucky, you can go to Main Street Nursery in Huntington village and pick her brain any time.

I'm even luckier, Gianna (and her equally talented husband Rich) live up the street from me.

These first two shots are a patio garden on the roof of their garage. You can't imagine how delightful it is to sit up here with a cool drink and just soak in the amazing colors and forms all around you.

Today I stopped up there to congratulate their daughter on her graduation from High School. Like an idiot I forgot my camera so had to resort to my phone camera. On a recent trip to Chicago I raved about my phone camera and I still love it but I've decided I still prefer my point and shoot (press "here" dummy) camera better. The big difference is I can manipulate the point and shoot photos better.

While I'm familiar with most of the plant material (I'm just more of a perennial gardener), I'm not going to reference the various plants here. The composition of colors, textures and massed containers are all so amazing to me.

This container is my utmost favorite and I can't believe how lousy the photos came out. I will most definitely get back there with my other camera. Hopefully we have an overcast day real soon.

The amount of stunning pots filled with tropicals is mind boggling!

There's even a little fish barrel complete with fish. If I remember correctly from last year, the driftwood is to protect the fish from local predatory birds or raccoons.


Last shot for today. I took quite a few more and will post some different ones on my other blog Melanie's Perennials so if you like what you see, stop there for yet more!

6 comments:

Sunita said...

My eyes still haven't finished popping over the photos in this post! Absolutely gorgeous! You're right, your friend really is a genius.

Sunita said...

Forgot to add, I love the driftwood idea. I have the same problem with crows treating a huge jar of water on my verandah as their own hang-out and tossing out the waterlilies planted in it. Maybe this will work.

Rebecca said...

You're right! This is quite a visual treat. Thanks for capturing it in photos for us. Wish I lived up the street, too.

Northern Shade said...

I enjoyed looking at all of the details on the containers. The pots make the patio a relaxing retreat. and the mature trees around make a nice setting.

Casey said...

very lovely!

a friend here just lost pond fish to something.. birds we think..

Diario de mi jardín said...

Alot of time since I have not been popping over the photos because I had a lot of work at school!
Congratulations!!!