A few more photos from my latest visit to Butchart Gardens. I admire the gutsy colour combination of white, pink, and orange tulips underplanted with blue forget-me-nots.
Another larger view, taken from above the sunken garden. I love the masses of color and all the curved lines. When we lived in Ecuador, I had a local handyman help me dig out some new beds. I had laid out a garden hose to indicate the shape of the bed. He thought it absolutely crazy - all graceful curves. Straight lines is what he preferred. After the beds were dug, though, he admired the effect.
A green door on an outbuilding. Love the vine creeping up the walls.
The Japanese Garden is a peaceful place without a lot of showy colour. The red bridge really pops in the green landscape.
More curving lines that lead the eye and the foot. This garden is designed and maintained by professionals, but there are many wonderful principals to apply to home gardens as well. Every time I go I think of something else that will improve our own little piece of this earth.
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.