Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Passionate Collaboration

Having been blessed a lovely and fun filled
3 day weekend, 
I thought this would be a perfect time 
to share the beautiful show taking place at
It is called, Emily Dickinson's Garden:
The Poetry of Flowers.
Emily Dickinson was a passionate gardener
and this ambitious show  considers
Ms. Dickinson equally as a horticulturalist 
and a poet and forges the link between the two.
Along with the garden which was meticulously researched
and recreated from her home in Amherst, MA
there is a gallery exhibition in the Botanical Library
featuring botanical prints and autographed writings
along with readings and lectures.
Through out the garden, along the paths you can stop and 
read some of Ms. Dickinson's most famous works
near the flowers that inspired them.
Flowers, poetry and history a beautiful combination
to be enjoyed through June 13th.

On a similar but different note
here in our own backyard we have

 Recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century,
Filoli is truly remarable 654 acre property, including
the 36,000 sq foot Georgian country house and a spectacular 16 acre Renaissance garden.
It is just 30 miles south of San Francisco
yet offers so many outdoor
opportunities to explore, cherish and
envelope the senses.
Here a some of the plants you will find in bloom over the next couple of months...

Roses, Old Roses, Hawthorns, Lavender, knot Gardens, Columbine, Sweet peas, Delphiniums, Foxglove, Herbaceous Peony, Queen Anne's Lace, the cutting garden, Sunburst Honey Locust, Clematis ' Jackmanii', the Perennial Border, Catmint, Campanula, Acanthus, Violas, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Larkspur
Roses, Delphiniums, Knot gardens, Perennial Border, Japanese Snowbell Tree, Chinese Fringe Tree, Lavender hedges, Campanula, Clematis hybrids, Balloon Flower, Leptospermum, Gladiolus, Annual beds of Begonias, Phlox, Petunias, Geraniums, Flowering Tobacco, Zinnias, Sunflowers, Coreopsis, Salvias, Acanthus, Cotoneaster Border

Filoli is located about 30 miles south of San Francisco in Woodside, California, just south of the junction of Highways 92 and 280. Our address is 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California 94062.
Phone (650) 364-8300,