Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sir Cecil Beaton In Reddish

"Cecil was actually the first person ever to walk me round a garden, which he regularly did at his house in Reddish.This seemingly simple act, like so many in one's life, was seminal in opening up to me the very idea that one could actually make a garden at all." Sir Roy Strong, about his friend Sir Cecil Beaton.
Do you walk friends round your garden?
Do you have friends that walk you round their garden?
I do.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken in my garden last week. FYI, zero watering for these plants. Beauty Without Effort; great mantra to me. Just another little detail why "sustainable" is such a COS. (Does this show Puppet Barbuda's age?) Sustainable? Why accept sooooooo little? FTS.


Ewa said...

I do walk friends around the garden, and I have friends walking me around theirs - gardener's habit round the globe?

Susan said...

I just started reading your blog and I love it! But who is this Puppet Barbuda?

SUsan N.

Tara Dillard said...

Puppet Barbuda is the world's foremost Landscape Design critic.

Taken from the Porn Star Name rule.

Name of your 1st pet with the name of the first street you lived on.


home before dark said...

Yes. Both ways. Thanks for the Puppet Barbuda thing. The explanation was priceless!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Tara!
Well...up until this spring I haven't had much of a garden to walk people around but we're working on it. Slowly but surely. The plan is to eventually replace the lawn I'm trying to grow inside the picket fence with more garden. It's going to take a few years to be sure! I love walking around my brother and sister in laws garden on their little farm...lots of old bits and pieces filled with plants etc. Hopefully our garden will be interesting enough to walk friends around in one day. Have a wonderful Thursday!
Maura :)

Lydia said...

A true mark of a friend is they don't wait for me to walk them through):- .