We’re back for a second day in Ruth Kenworthy Ecker’s beautiful garden in Wellesley, Massachusetts, enjoying her subtle garden design style with its emphasis on shades of green.
A long bed celebrating the full diversity of the color green. Flowers may come and go, but this green masterpiece will look terrific all season long.
Ornamental onions (Allium sp.) after the flowers have faded are still beautiful. Here the developing seed heads look like pieces of abstract modern sculpture and bring still more diversity of green to the garden.
Sometimes the little details that you can’t plan or create are the best, such as this opening at the base of a tree that looks like it is the front door for some fairy or gnome.
The garden in full summer glory, loaded down with flowers for the pleasure of gardener and pollinator alike.
Usually leaves are green, and flowers bring the other colors, but this planting turns the usual way of gardens backward. Here we have green flowers on a zinnia (Zinnia elegans, annual) showing off against a backdrop of bright, red-leaved coleus.
One last view of this beautiful garden. May we all have a spot as beautiful and peaceful as this to enjoy!
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