Beating the heat . . . if your garden looks a little wilted, Chester and Ellen Smith’s garden at 3230 El Dorado is a super garden to get ideas. Done in cool colors with lots of shades of pink, lilac, watermelon, and rose reds, the garden beautifully combines a variety of evergreen shrubs with perennials. A touch of yellow provides some zing.
The garden looks as fresh and lovely morning or late afternoon. Crepe Myrtles provide color and “sculpture” with their beautiful trunks. A stable for Chester for summer color are Pentas. They are prolific bloomers, attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and in mild winters continue to bloom. As perennials, they return year after year and save money.
A sign by the doorbell says, “Ring bell. If no answer, pull weeds.” Most gardeners will appreciate the sentiment. The Smiths received a plant from Flowers by Adela and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Quail Valley Garden Club.
Drive by to get ideas from this well-designed garden.