11.14.2008

Fab Foliage Friday


Neatly clipped boxwood orbs seem to roll across a path at Madoo, artist Robert Dash's garden in Sagaponack, NY. These sturdy spheres enliven this spot, and make the trunks of the gingko trees look like giant mallets in an ongoing game of croquet.

6 comments:

Zoƫ said...

I love Buxus, have a few much smaller specimens I am training in my own garden.

The juxtaposition of the spheres and uprights always looks good, all through the year. Better still when frosted.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

The spheres make a wonderful sight all year through. Maybe the trees are golf clubs. Fore! :D

Steve Silk said...

Zoe-I love buxus too--such simple structure, and with enough good structure, you're free to run wild. My question is how do you get them so PERFECTLY spherical? Mine tend to look more like eggs, or gumdrops.

Pam/Digging said...

How playful that looks.

Steve Silk said...

Hi Pam--this is a garden where capital letters are used to spell FUNl letters. It's full of whimsical stuff. He even paints the chairs several times a season to match whatever's in bloom.

Steve Silk said...

Hello HHG-Yes the spheres are rolling through the garden all year long. Structure with a sense of humor. Might be right about the trees-play on through!