Ramblings of a 'New American' Gardener
Wonderful photographs. I love the one of the sea of grasses in front of the grey wall. It's so nice, also, to see people enjoying the whole thing.
Thanks, Victoria. Judy has a way with her camera. She went to take pictures for me, not knowing I was recently there. It seems everyone is going to the High Line.
Hi James I clicked the slideshow and enjoyed High Line again.I noticed Persicaria growing in the gravel. Can it take it dry? You seemed the man to ask.
Hi, Rob - In my experience, Persicaria likes those moist, well drained conditions that are the bane of all gardeners who don't have such ideal conditions. It flourished in my former garden, in exactly those conditions, but at Federal Twist, where it's in wet, heavy clay it doesn't merely languish, it just dies. So I tried it at the front of the house, where the soil, though heavy, is much better drained. It grows there, but is not flourishing, if you know what I mean. I would think it could take some dry, if watered in very dry spells.
Dear James, I felt like I struck gold when I scrolled over to your Federal Twist. I am a huge fan of Piet Oudolf's gardens and I felt that freedom and grace as I read and looked at the photos. Then, got to the part when you talked about what influenced you. So of course I loved the post.I was just in Britain at The Garden Museum and was sad to miss the upcoming event, which I think was called "The Dutch Wave," soon to be shown at the museum.HIGH LINE photos great. Wow, so happy to have found you and will become a loyal follower.Best,Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
Sharon,It's great to hear from you. Yes, I certainly regret not being able to visit The Dutch Wave exhibition. I'm looking forward to seeing some podcasts of events published by Gardens Illustrated, but they seem to take months to get these on their web site. I'm glad to know there are others with similar interests.