October 29, 2015
Last year I attended the Perennial Plant Conference at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and had such a good time that I wanted to return this year, but wanted to also include a couple of my co-workers. On the way up we were able to spend an afternoon at Chanticleer, and on the way back home we visited Longwood Gardens, both of which are two of the conference's co-sponsors. One of my co-workers had never been to Chanticleer, which might be considered deprivation for anyone interested in gardening, professionally or otherwise. I've been fortunate to have visited this "pleasure garden" on three different occasions, and each time has been as exciting, as intriguing, and as full of discovery as the first. Obviously the best way to experience Chanticleer is in person, but if you want to know more now, you can visit their web site, or read an earlier post of mine, or also see any of several other bloggers' perspectives (Pam's at Digging, Carolyn's Shade Garden, Donna's at Garden Walk Garden Talk, James' at View from Federal Twist, to name a few). This post, however, will be mostly photos.
These photos are but a few that I took during our visit. If you would like to see my complete set of Chanticleer pictures from both this fall and from the summer of 2011, here is the link to my Flickr page.
Posted by Les at 8:42 PM