Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Walled Gardens of Ireland
Ireland is a very lush and beautiful country. It is filled with all manner of fabulous botanicals. And, the most amazing part, to us California natives anyway, was the blatant lack of any type of irrigation systems. Even water hoses were seldom seen! Big lush hanging planters were commonplace, and never short on blossoms. And the walled gardens! Oh those beautiful walled gardens!! A thing of the past, yet so well preserved. We visited several, and loved every one of them. Of course, I now want a walled garden of my own, but when I mentioned this to my guy he said "it ain't happening". Although, he did hesitate, tempted by the controlled, well manicured look that just speaks to his organized and orderly little soul.
Stranger things have happened.....