As you arrive at the Moshenko home, you are treated to a wonderful view. So much to see, so much to enjoy and so much to look forward to.
The front garden must offer ideal conditions for growing clematis - they were abundant.
Possibly the found objects are wild and crazy pine cones or special wooden balls gifted from friends that will always remind you of that person.
As was the case with many of the gardens on the tour, our extra hot weather played havoc with bloom times. Some perennials were finished while others were in their glory and some were waiting on cooler weather to show off.
I can almost see Deborah writing out her blurb in this shady spot.
"I have a background education in Fine Arts and gardening became a way for me to have a subject matter to work with in creating art. I am still working towards that idea. Someday when time is more plentiful for leisure activities I will accomplish that plan.
In the interim I discovered that the garden itself is a painted canvas and the objects and plants have become the mediums to paint. I approach gardening like an artist to the canvas in thinking about composition, eye movement, colour and light. For me gardening is not static as it is constantly changing and moving plants and objects around to create new “paintings”. But mostly I love gardening in my space for the time I get to spend with myself in enjoying being with myself.
Gardening is challenging, stimulating, stressful, awe inspiring, tenacious, joy, beauty, physical and mental. And the delight I have discovered in the birds and insects and rodents has been unsurpassable helping me to work with those creatures to create an environment they too enjoy. I am so privileged to have this space in my life and especially at my home."
My motto is “Nurture nature, nature nurtures”.
The overhead view of this garden must be impressive - like a painter's palette, the colours changing, not at the artist's whim, here the seasons call the shots.
I commented on the pigs, not something you see in most gardens, and was delighted to learn they had been a fixture in her parent's garden and now had a home in hers. Tugs at the heartstrings.