Ed McAvoy (88) and Lynn Hoffman (‘nearly 90’) are peeking into their paradise garden in Turners Falls. When Lynn and Ed built their little suite in the house belonging to Ed’s daughter, they knew they had to have a garden. When I saw it I was reminded that the word paradise originally came from the old Persian word for a walled compound. This small walled garden shows that paradise can exist at any size. There is room for sociability and a meal of sweets.
Surely honeysuckle and grapevines must live in any paradise garden. (These photos were taken a week ago, when the garden was still filling out.)
Lynn demanded this ‘Benjamin Britten’ rose, a David Austin hybrid for her paradise.
And another rose added to the paradisical details. In a small garden the details count for a lot, Each plant chosen will bring color and form that will give pleasure all season.
The Alabama Crimson’ honeysuckle will add fragrance as well as color, form, – and exuberance.
And this exotic hibiscus will shine in the garden all season long.