January 04, 2024
Who says you may’t have colourful flowers in a woodsy shade backyard? In Chanticleer’s shady Asian Woods, I noticed this floating bouquet of shiny zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, and furry balls. Beautiful!
That is Half 5 of my go to to Chanticleer throughout the Philadelphia Space Fling final September. I noticed the water bowl on the best way to the restroom, which is disguised as a teahouse within the Asian Woods backyard.
Inside, one other lovely bouquet greeted me beside the sink.
Inexperienced Adirondacks mix in with a stand of inexperienced bamboo.
An almost overgrown stone stair leads right down to a country stone patio and picket bench overlooking a shallow creek — a shady hideaway.
Chanticleer doesn’t muddle up their gardens with plant labels, for which I’m grateful. As an alternative, they put laminated plant lists in artisan-crafted bins, every one distinctive to its backyard area. I notably just like the field within the Asian Woods.
That little hand latch!
The inside — completely charming
The backyard in late September is a research in inexperienced. In accordance with Chanticleer’s web site, Asian Woods peaks in spring, “when epimediums, fairybells, jack-in-the-pulpits, and primroses burst into bloom with the brand new shoots of hostas, irises, and Chinese language gingers.”
The shade can be good on a scorching summer time’s day too.
However for now, let’s cross on by way of and head towards the Pond Backyard.
Up subsequent: Chanticleer’s lush Pond Backyard, an ideal blue heron’s fishing floor. For a glance again on the Elevated Walkway, Serpentine, and Bulb Meadow at Chanticleer, click on right here.
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