January 04, 2024

Who says you can’t have colorful flowers in a woodsy shade garden? In Chanticleer’s shady Asian Woods, I spotted this floating bouquet of bright zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, and hairy balls. Gorgeous!

This is Part 5 of my visit to Chanticleer during the Philadelphia Area Fling last September. I spotted the water bowl on the way to the restroom, which is disguised as a teahouse in the Asian Woods garden.

Inside, another beautiful bouquet greeted me beside the sink.

Green Adirondacks blend in with a stand of green bamboo.

A nearly overgrown stone stair leads down to a rustic stone patio and wooden bench overlooking a shallow creek — a shady hideaway.

Chanticleer doesn’t clutter up their gardens with plant labels, for which I’m grateful. Instead, they put laminated plant lists in artisan-crafted boxes, each one unique to its garden space. I particularly like the box in the Asian Woods.

That little hand latch!

The interior — utterly charming

The garden in late September is a study in green. According to Chanticleer’s website, Asian Woods peaks in spring, “when epimediums, fairybells, jack-in-the-pulpits, and primroses burst into bloom with the new shoots of hostas, irises, and Chinese gingers.”

The shade would be nice on a hot summer’s day too.

But for now, let’s pass on through and head toward the Pond Garden.

Up next: Chanticleer’s lush Pond Garden, a great blue heron’s fishing ground. For a look back at the Elevated Walkway, Serpentine, and Bulb Meadow at Chanticleer, click here.

To read about my past visits to Chanticleer’s Asian Woods, follow these links:

Every passage is a destination at Chanticleer, October 2021

Up on Chanticleer’s elevated walkway and Asian Woods Garden, June 2016

Asian Woods & Stream Garden, July 2008

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January 04, 2024

Who says you can’t have colorful flowers in a woodsy shade garden? In Chanticleer’s shady Asian Woods, I spotted this floating bouquet of bright zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, and hairy balls. Gorgeous!

This is Part 5 of my visit to Chanticleer during the Philadelphia Area Fling last September. I spotted the water bowl on the way to the restroom, which is disguised as a teahouse in the Asian Woods garden.

Inside, another beautiful bouquet greeted me beside the sink.

Green Adirondacks blend in with a stand of green bamboo.

A nearly overgrown stone stair leads down to a rustic stone patio and wooden bench overlooking a shallow creek — a shady hideaway.

Chanticleer doesn’t clutter up their gardens with plant labels, for which I’m grateful. Instead, they put laminated plant lists in artisan-crafted boxes, each one unique to its garden space. I particularly like the box in the Asian Woods.

That little hand latch!

The interior — utterly charming

The garden in late September is a study in green. According to Chanticleer’s website, Asian Woods peaks in spring, “when epimediums, fairybells, jack-in-the-pulpits, and primroses burst into bloom with the new shoots of hostas, irises, and Chinese gingers.”

The shade would be nice on a hot summer’s day too.

But for now, let’s pass on through and head toward the Pond Garden.

Up next: Chanticleer’s lush Pond Garden, a great blue heron’s fishing ground. For a look back at the Elevated Walkway, Serpentine, and Bulb Meadow at Chanticleer, click here.

To read about my past visits to Chanticleer’s Asian Woods, follow these links:

Every passage is a destination at Chanticleer, October 2021

Up on Chanticleer’s elevated walkway and Asian Woods Garden, June 2016

Asian Woods & Stream Garden, July 2008

I welcome your comments. Please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading in an email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. And hey, did someone forward this email to you, and you want to subscribe? Click here to get Digging delivered directly to your inbox!

__________________________

Digging Deeper

Come learn about gardening and design at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, authors, and gardeners a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance; simply click this link and ask to be added. Season 8 kicks off in fall 2024. Stay tuned for more info!

All material © 2024 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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