You know what I like even more than the grandest of professionally designed gardens? Personal gardens, the funkier and more colorful the better. And I found a fabulous one in Rockville the other day, thanks to a garden-coaching client wanting to show me the best garden in his neighborhood. Indeed it is.
The gardener, middle-school teacher Jeannie Bloomer (great name, right?) is a collector of not just interesting plants but of interesting stuff. But I love her garden most of all for her lavish use of exotic colors – and for the half a dozen or so seating areas she’s created in a relatively small space.
Incredibly, the outdoor dining room above is perched on the sloping side yard, just outside the kitchen door.
Now this isn’t the type of garden I’d ever have myself – I’m not artistic enough to pull it off. But for visiting and hanging out in, it’s my favorite.
Posted by Susan Harris.