My first post on this blog is titled “Best Old North Christmas Decorations.” In it, I opined that although there is no such award, there was a house to which it might be given--and I provided a snapshot of that display.
Well, now the season has turned and another possible award comes into view: “Best Old North Flowering Landscape.”
What I have in mind is different from what Lyn Lofland provided on flowering quince (#13) and Dennis Dingemans pictured on camellias (#19) and “trees, shrubs, and hedges” (#24). Those reports feature isolated or individual plants, which is fine.
In contrast, some ON residents think holistically about their yards/gardens and construct complex and beautiful ensembles of flowering plants. There are several of these quite ambitious efforts in the ON, but the one most striking to me is at the southwest corner of F and 6th streets. It is my candidate for the Flowering Landscape Award.
In the four accompanying snapshots, I try to capture at least a little of its beauty. Obviously, you have to go there and look at it in order best to appreciate it.