Saturday, June 20, 2009

California Yin and Yang

I found this counter balance intriguing in a yin and yang sort of way.

Sturdy and strong, the silvery green Agave americana is deeply anchored in amongst the blousy golden grasses and swaying lollipop alliums.

This display garden is located in Sonoma at the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens. It was designed by the Washington D.C. based landscape architectural firm of Oehme and van Sweden.

I visit Cornerstone often. It is just a few miles from my house.
Out of the 2 dozen display gardens on the property, this is the one garden that I usually see people sitting in .
There is almost always a couple sitting on the small bench under the canopy of olives holding hands and gazing out at the ever changing meadow garden.

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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

So sculptural...architectural. And I love the contrast of it all. Just a big ole YUM from me!

Rob said...

True garden porn! Love Agaves, and the combination with the grasses. Beautiful, and so VERY Californian!

Don't suppose you have any idea which Agave, per chance?

Deviant Deziner said...

Agave americana

Pam/Digging said...

Those are really spectacular images, esp. the top one. Great contrast of texture and form.

Delphine said...

superbe ! magnifique !

john said...

I love me some agave...

If not for my love of snow, I would totally live where it is warm, and be wealthy.

Tara Dillard said...

Love the plant combos. Very Christopher Lloyd. Very.

Have you walked amongst his topiaries with meadow at Great Dixter?

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara