Nature and Art


The landscape

A garden is a living collaboration of nature and art. Flowers are lovely but secondary to the importance of the color green. Composed of numerous shapes and volumes of plants, it is a tapestry of green woven from a variety of leaf textures and colors. It takes approximately 100 hours of weeding, digging, edging, and mulching to get the garden ready for the annual Peony Garden Tour in June. Over 100 garden enthusiasts toured the gardens this year and now we head into high summer. The garden is beautiful and a wonder to behold.

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Foxglove and peonies




Hand-lettered labels


Stone stairway to south garden




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8 Responses to Nature and Art

  1. Jane Brenner says:

    I’m impressed with how you get these plants to grow together, to sit “nicely.” As I struggle with a commission where there are several widely disparate plants which must sit with each other AND work with the text, I’ll look at your work for inspiration.

  2. Thanks, Jane. Best with your work.

  3. Cynthia Smith says:

    Hi Nancy,

    Your garden looks lovely. I appreciate all the hard work you have put into making it such a jewel.



  4. Bonnie says:

    Nancy, your gardens are gorgeous. I had no idea this was your second job!!! Brava!

  5. Willis Emmons says:

    Nancy, the labors of love that you have put into your gardens are evident, they are simply beautiful. Hope all is well and we are looking forward to connecting with you in August. Willis

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