It is a well established area that was developed early on in Victoria's history.
Many of the lovely heritage homes occupied large tracts of land, which have, in more recent times been subdivided and infill houses have been built.
There is a magnificent canopy of mature oak trees, streets have wide boulevards and you need not look too far to see gorgeous gardens.
It is lovely to meander up and down the streets and lanes...you never know what you'll see or who you will meet.
Be aware as there are a few very large bucks and families of deer living in this part of town.
This lush wisteria with it's delicate drooping clusters of flowers is stunning!
such a delicate flower
how pretty it looks against the blue sky
even more lovely as it drapes over the wrought iron railing onto the granite wall.
I am having a "greedy gardener" moment
"I want one!"
Lusting after plants is something that I do often.
Wisteria's require something sturdy to climb on and they can such vigorous climbers that can pull down a trellis...
I am considering where could I find room for one of these.
If I did find a spot
then I would need to install
(have someone install!)
something super strong for the wisteria to grab onto and grow up.
In the meantime, I can dream...
I am imagining the scene will be set in soft mauves and vivid purple.
Oh and that fragrance is exotic...sweet, almost a tropical scent.
and change at the whim of the gardeners who work in them.
Some gardeners, myself included, are never quite satisfied with how their gardens grow.
We can always do better.
Find more beautiful plants and arrange them in a pleasing design.
Like a work in process
a garden is always in flux.
We are plotting our next moves
our next acquisitions
how to make our little patch sparkle with beauty.
Books, lectures, garden tours, TV shows,
all play a role in fuelling the creative process
that is felt deeply by gardeners alike across the globe.
"The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic,
always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing
something better than they have ever done before."
~ Vita Sackville-West ~
So with those thoughts on a sunny Sunday afternoon I will take my leave.
Until the next post from this Hostess of The Humble Bungalow Blog
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~