Woodland garden 1Eclectic Garden, Charlotte

Jay Sifford

Inspiration for an eclectic garden in Charlotte. —  Houzz
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jenniferruth
jenniferruth added this to Water Features2 Jan 2016

Another great feathery flower!!! - What is the small pink flowered plant. I love the dainty, almost fragile look. PRO Jay Sifford Garden Design That one is begonia grandiflora, a species that reseeds annually here. The leaves have a beautifully patterned, reddish/brown underside that looks like a kaleidoscope when backlit by the sun.

kbadgerfan
kbadgerfan added this to garden11 May 2014

Ruby and Coal need to move with us!

cecimo
cecimo added this to cecimo's ideas11 May 2014

Don’t always be so quick to pull those weeds. I began planting the garden around my koi pond eight years ago, starting with five autumn ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora, zones 5 to 9). In the years since, fern spores have colonized the moss-covered rocks, producing more than a hundred plants, perfectly framing the waterfalls. The hardy begonias (Begonia grandis, zones 6 to 9) followed suit, the spawn of one lonely hitchhiker stowed away on a nursery plant. They freely seeded in the moss and, instead of pulling them, I decided to see what they would do. The show they produce is lovely. One day last fall, as I was cleaning the pond filter, I looked up and was captivated by this scene. The begonias, reflected in the dark water, and the koi looking two-dimensional due to the angle of sight, reminded me of a Renoir or Monet painting.

babybasil
babybasil added this to Springing Ahead 201411 May 2014

The coy Koi under the exquisite begonia blooms. Happy Mother's Day 2014.

suestefko
Sue Stefko added this to Landscape Ideas11 May 2014

In the years since, fern spores have colonized the moss-covered rocks, producing more than a hundred plants, perfectly framing the waterfalls. The hardy begonias (Begonia grandis, zones 6 to 9) followed suit, the spawn of one lonely hitchhiker stowed away on a nursery plant. They freely seeded in the moss and, instead of pulling them, I decided to see what they would do. The show they produce is lovely.

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