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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Nathan's visit to Longue Vue in New Orleans

comments (8) December 21st, 2012 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Nathan Turoff

Today's photos are from Nathan Turoff in Hoboken, New Jersey. Nathan says, "I just made my first visit to New Orleans, and spent an afternoon at Longue Vue, a Neo-Classical house with Moderne overtones (or a Moderne House with Neo-Classical overtones) built in the 1940s by a prominent New Orleans family. December isn't a peak moment for the property--which has an extensive garden of native iris plants and what I'm told is a beautiful camellia garden--but there was still much to enjoy. For a life-long resident of the Northeast, the tropical feeling of New Orleans comes as quite a surprise, and the incredibly lush flora--which threatens to consume even the largest houses--gives the city an alien, almost surreal, feeling."

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Comments (8)

cwheat000 writes: That allee is so romantic. My dream property would definitely have a walkway like that one. Thank you for the e-vacation. Posted: 9:26 pm on December 21st
wwross writes:

Long Vue is gorgeous. For the vacationing gardener who likes to visit the great gardens in America, its one of those must-see places.

Signed, cold Northeasterner. Posted: 2:07 pm on December 21st
NevadaSue writes: Thank you Nathan for sharing a few glimpses of the warmth of New Orleans. What a treat to wander amongst those beautiful tropical flowers. A lovely specimen of the Angels Trumpet (Brugmansia). We often enjoyed them during our years in Africa. The colors of the butterfly and those gorgeous hot pink pokers are amazing. So glad you shared it with us. Posted: 11:27 am on December 21st
pattyspencer writes: Thank you for sharing a bit of the south with us. I really like the pictures you've given us Posted: 10:50 am on December 21st
Westiesmom writes: Wonderful pictures. It's too bad the first one wasn't taken two seconds later, because then the time stamp would read 2012 12.12 12:12! Posted: 10:05 am on December 21st
jagardener writes: Thank you Nathan . Really a treat. Posted: 9:24 am on December 21st
tractor1 writes: Quite the hacienda! I think one needs to be there to fully appreciate all there is but Nathan has provided a good peek at some of the highlights. I like that citrus tree, and the pool at the front looks to be very relaxing with a cool beverage... what do they drink in NOLA? I'm especially intrigued by those mini white watering cans... I can't imagine they'd be of much use hauling teacups of water about those huge grounds... perhaps they're for serving that cool NOLA beverage. Posted: 8:29 am on December 21st
meander1 writes: That had to be a real sensory treat to get away from the cold in the Northeast and immerse yourself in the much warmer New Orleans. It looked like those elegant trees lining the long driveway still had some leaves on them...were they a kind of live oaks, do you think?
Anyway, I really enjoyed all the pictures, Nathan. Thanks so much for taking the time to send them in. Posted: 8:00 am on December 21st
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