April 16, 2009

"It is so lush, it’s on the edge of becoming decadent."

"It’s extremely romantic, it’s very fragrant, and it’s extremely sensuous. It’s full of secret garden rooms and mystery."

12 comments:

HelenParr said...

You're blogging foreplay now?

Ish.

rhhardin said...

The anti-decadent American Electric Power came by last fall and herbicided a lot of my lush back fence garden.

Bissage said...

(1) I hope Grey Gardens really is a wonderful place. Congratulations and best wishes to all concerned.

(2) They say that horse racing is the sport of kings but I never fully understood that.

Well . . . maybe the uninitiated consider landscape gardening to be more of a hobby.

Balfegor said...

Now that Ms. Fensterer’s composition has had more than two decades to mature, the shaded nooks are even more hidden, the billowing flower beds are even more billowy, and the trees have become “characters,” to Ms. Fensterer’s way of thinking. As Waugh put it:

"All this had been planned and planted a century and a half ago so that, at about this date, it might be seen in its maturity."Up in DC, there's a rather nice garden of this sort -- Dumbarton Oaks Park. It used to be the "wilderness" garden of the manor of Dumbarton Oaks, now a research facility for Harvard, but is now a national park, part of the Rock Creek Park family of parks in DC. It's not large -- 27 acres, I think -- but it's arranged cunningly enough that on first impression, one has the feeling that it stretches on for a good way, with little meadows and streams and so on. It's actually just got one meadow half bisected by a projecting stand of trees, but there is that sense where the spaces are hidden from each other so that around each corner there is a new and different view. As one wanders through, that makes the park seem larger than it really is. It's very well designed, one of the nicest city parks I've been in.

ricpic said...

Will someone explain to me the gaga fascination with two whacked out broads sinking into complete disorientation and squalor?

AJ Lynch said...

The Bouvier girls? Ain't they sisters of Marge Simpson?

traditionalguy said...

Gardens and the tending of gardens are a basic instinctual talent in most humans(And no, not because of evolution).If you have not tended a garden, then try it sometime. I remember a large tropical garden area at a resort hotel on Maui@Wailea Beach that took 2 Japanese guys working on it all day every day to keep it wildly natural and perfectly neat and trim at the same time. That was quite a talent. Then Golf courses can look that way too, such as Augusta National did last weekend.It's not too late to plant this spring.

k*thy said...

Those gardens is fabulous. Love it. I've have been intrigued by the story and am looking forward to the show, but don't have HBO. Will have to wait for my Netflix.

Issob Morocco said...

Describes my neighbor's marijuana farm in his basement.

Penny said...

This makes me wish that Sally and Ben were my best friends.

Peter V. Bella said...

Someday they will say the same about the Meade-Althouse garden.





Or will it be the Althouse-Meade garden?

Emily Carson said...

"It is so lush, it’s on the edge of becoming decadent."You mean the Kennedy family?