Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spring In the Ripley Garden

This cast iron pedestal urn is a fine complement to the Ripley Garden's three-tiered fountain. The artfully rusted sculpture is a nod to the astrolabes found in many English gardens. This month, the urn overflows with tulips, ranunculus, pansies and fragrant alyssum. None of these flowers are rare or unusual, although there are many remarkable plants elsewhere in the garden, waiting to leaf out or bloom. Instead, in mid-spring, it's a blue and yellow color story, celebrating an ever-popular combination, beloved by impressionist painters and garden-lovers everywhere.