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With eight distinctive gardens included, this year tour promises to be fabulous! Neatly tucked within Niagara on the Lake Old Town district, the garden of Carol and David Appel on Johnson St. is an oasis of calm and a delight to the senses. Tucked around the impressive residence, the gardens have a luxurious, formal demeanor, with layered terraces, swimming pool, outdoor bedroom, gazebo and manicured lawn. But just a few steps away, you can stroll along a row of espaliered pears, sit in a meadow of ornamental grasses, or follow a flagstone pathway through the woods to one of several open glades, each set with a bench or table and chairs. Tom Braybrook, designer, and Dena Gavin, maintenance, at Gardena Landscape Gardening have been working with the Appels to develop and maintain their expansive property since 1997. TF: Did the Appels have a vision in mind for celine luggage nano price the design of the grounds TB: Carol background in music and art were the guiding factors, although it developed quite organically from the unique topography and creekside nature of the property. The one aspect that was specifically inspired is the latest section developed, the sculpture garden. Carol actually celine outlet roma valmontone handed me a copy of a painting Chopped Up Stripes Painting, 2001 by Peter Davies. Tom sent me a copy of the painting, celine outlet reviews 4 slice so that I could get a sense of what Carol had in mind. On first impression, the painting reminded me of a kaleidoscope: splashes of red, blue, yellow, orange, green, pink and violet, tempered with lots of white. But on closer inspection, the image revealed intricate geometric patterns layers of equilateral, isosceles, acute,obtuse and scalene triangles. (Yes, I looked the names up!) And then quadrilaterals stepped forward: rectangles, parallelograms and trapezoids. The image became three dimensional the more I looked into it. Fascinating to be sure, but how does this translate into a garden plan Like the painting, the garden is a series of interconnected spaces that do not reveal themselves at first glance you must go out and explore the grounds to see the patterns. And like the geometric patterns in the painting Chopped Up Stripes 2001, you must let your mind relax and go free to see the details within each garden room, layers of colour, and intricate textures that create their own organic geometric patterns. TF: Do the owner have a favourite spot in the garden TB: They particularly enjoy the terraces. They are quiet, quite secluded and provide wonderful overlooks of the gardens. TF: There are some lovely trees on the property. Could you tell me about some them, and maybe why they were chosen for this particular location TB: Two trees come to mind immediately. First, the Weeping Nootkas along the creek. Carol loves the mood set by weeping trees and large leaved plants by the creekside. Secondly, the tricolor beech, which is set to take advantage of the illumination by the evening sun of its colourful foliage. TF: Any idea how many Japanese maples you planted here TB: There are over 40 Japanese maples, and at least 27 distinct cultivars. TF: The colours and textures in this garden are very well thought out. Could you elaborate on one or two of your choices TB: For texture, the most unusual example is the combination of large celine trio crossbody bag price leaved perennials along the creek Ligularia, Rodgersia, and Petasites give an extraordinarily lush feel to the garden along the water. For colour, the massing together of large Japanese maples, blue spruce, cypress and pines at the poolside create a striking tableau, almost a watercolor pastiche, while providing a privacy screen around the pool. TF: There are so many unique seating areas in the garden could you talk about the strategy behind them TB: The two strategic concepts are firstly, always take advantage of long view Long vistas, especially along the diagonal of a property can create a real sense of largeness, and several seats are positioned to take advantage of this aspect. Secondly, create a sense of mystery. Several spots in the garden can only be seen from unique points, making wandering about the property a bit of an adventure.
TF: What do you like most about this garden TB: The garden, although it is right in the midst of the often busy Old Town, has a real celine bag micro luggage sense of seclusion and quietude. TF: Is there any else you would like to share TB: The creation of this garden was a truly collaborative effort developed slowly, over the years to end with a unique space that the owners not only enjoy, but truly know is theirs. .
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