it’s green green green in the berkshires – just back from Trade Secrets

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it was a perfect sunday in connecticut…after a blip in our travel plans (talking so much we missed the exit for the mass pike by 20 miles) we reached the berkshires and took a left – headed for the trade secrets garden tour….it was wonderful! and green!2015-05-17 11.06.51 2015-05-17 11.11.59 2015-05-17 11.19.19 2015-05-17 11.22.45

our 1st stop was twin maple farm which, aside from a stunning georgian house, had a really cool woodland walk, stunning tree forms….and a very very round pond

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after a short stop for latte…(what pairs best with stunning gardens?  a rich latte!) we headed to the property of bunny williams (the bunny williams) and john roselli (the john roselli)….what a place….and more wonderful green2015-05-17 13.05.14 2015-05-17 13.08.20-1 2015-05-17 13.11.58-2 2015-05-17 13.20.06 2015-05-17 13.21.53-12015-05-17 13.26.55 2015-05-17 13.31.58-2

at rockwood farm…a lovely shade garden and unique vegetable corral…asparagus is so darn beautiful2015-05-17 14.13.59 2015-05-17 14.14.312015-05-17 14.18.59 2015-05-17 14.19.14 2015-05-17 14.20.51

we did not have time to take in the michael trapp gardens – i am hoping that next year will be the year….this is a tour not to be missed2015-05-17 11.08.19

textures are an enormously important part of garden design2015-05-17 11.17.392015-05-17 11.26.132015-05-17 11.31.462015-05-17 13.06.28

stay tuned for more photos including water features + containers + garden ornaments2015-05-17 13.35.03-2\\