Welcome back to Martha Veronesi’s incredible garden in the city of Pilar, Argentina.
My largest garden bed is the one that we can see directly from the gallery of the house, so we can enjoy it all year—but especially in summer. It took me several years to choose the plants that I wanted to mix. It’s the sunniest place in the garden, with different types of roses that bloom—from the candy pink with white suffused light pink reverse of the ‘Dynastie’ rose; to the red-white, slightly fragrant ‘Jubilee Du Prince de Monaco’ rose (sold in the United States under the name ‘Fire and Ice’); to the dark red double blossoms of the ‘Europeana’ rose, all mixed up with the purple of the anise-scented sage (Salvia guaranitica, Zones 8–10) and the lilac of the daisylike flowers of the asters. One of my dearest friends once told me that when you look at it, it seems as if it were a “big wave” because of the different colors and because of the shape of the garden bed. I don’t know; I simply enjoy the blooming with hummingbirds and butterflies flying all around it. Sure, a little bit of work is required, but for me it is worth it.
More of “the wave” bed
English rose ‘Pat Austin’ with daylilies
Rose ‘Jubilee Du Prince de Monaco’
Zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual)
‘Europeana’ rose, allium, and a yellow bird cage (without birds) decorate the inside of the bed garden. I love to decorate garden beds with objects that we bought during our vacations. This yellow bird cage has been painted and repainted in different colors (the whole family participates in choosing the color) several times during the past years, but it always stays inside the bed garden as a reminder of the good times together.
Dahlias and violet anise-scented sage (Salvia guaranitica)
Tulbaghia violacea (Zones 7–10) and an ornamental grass (Setaria) on the border of the swimming pool.
Near the house a fire pit warms the winter nights, and friends and family gather around it. This fire pit was design by my husband and works with natural gas.
Daylilies near the swimming pool.
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