We've been here together oh so many times.
The garden has three small, circular ponds. This is number 2
I could be wrong, but it seems to me the gardeners have been thinning the "walls" between the garden's rooms in recent years. In general, I think the more separate the rooms the better. On the other hand, it's nice to see two water features in the same view.
It seems like they've been framing the view more lately too. It's a million dollar view, for sure.
The Blake is a teaching garden for UC Berkeley's Landscape Architecture program. You find lots of interesting experiments here. I love this new flue.
Water drains from the upper terraces via an ancient rusted pipe. It looks like someone shattered it with a shovel. Whoops?
You know what they say--if you can't hide it, decorate it. Here's a flue movie.
Today I also realized how much I like the back stairs.
Are they slightly curved, or is it just an illusion created by the planting? Well, all stairs should have a slight curve, or the illusion of a slight curve created by plants.
But what really moved me today was this eastern slope of restio and rosemary.
I took a hundred pictures. Let me show them to you.
It looked good from the top too. I'm this close to ripping out my whole garden and starting over with restio and rosemary.