Hortus Chaotica

So many contradictions, so little time.

A love of spare, austere, sculptural plantings. Yet every summer I still invite the circus to camp in my garden.


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11 Responses to Hortus Chaotica

  1. hb says:

    Hey, there’s some empty space behind that Kalanchoe, several inches at least. Don’t let it go to waste! 🙂

  2. You are such a brilliant writer. My circus has everything but a tight rope act.

  3. Is that Selago serrata in the background?

  4. Denise says:

    Ryan, I like it too — but like lots of other kinds of gardens!
    Hoov, ha! So true — I garden by inches.
    Dustin, that is your selago. I’ve had to curb it a bit but can’t wait to see what it does.

  5. re: Selago, it better bloom darn it!

  6. linda says:

    I spotted a Anigozanthos ‘Yellow Gem’ at my local farmers market. very tempted… not hardy…right?

  7. Grace says:

    Total eye candy. I love the juxtaposition of container and hardscape with lush plantings. More please!

  8. Kathy says:

    Hollyhocks ? I’m sure I see Hollyhocks. Can this be ???

  9. What we love to see, and what we end up creating for ourselves are not always in synch. There’s this little thing called discipline…and you still evidence a damn good helping of it. Your circus is charming!

  10. Denise says:

    Linda, right — not hardy.
    Grace, thank you!
    Kathy, yes, I did shoehorn some hollyhocks in. They were supposed to be dark red/blackish.
    Jane, very true. I like playing in the garden too much to make one and leave it alone!

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