Today’s photos are from Jolene, who is sharing the beautiful garden that her mother, Tina Iosca, has created. We’ve been lucky enough to visit this beautiful garden before: The Secret Garden.
It’s another gorgeous garden at my parent’s house this year. My mother is an absolutely brilliant artist, and everything she touches turns to beauty. This is by far her greatest work. Her container gardening is stunning, as she doesn’t have as much landscape to plant in. She lives in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. She is a primitive antique dealer. Her house was built in 1740.
She loves topiaries and underplanting them with a variety of whimsical flowers.
These photos are from her garden tour.
Trailing lobelia (Lobelia erinus, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) makes a cloud of flowers under this perfectly pruned topiary sphere.
Each container is different—some are full of flowers, others are simple studies in shades of green and texture. The variety keeps this display looking dynamic and exciting.
A container shaped like a face has a cloud of trailing lobelia above it.
If you want to see more, check out Tina’s Instagram: @nunziatinaiosca
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