Zooming in on Les and Monique's garden

Deanne asked the Anthonys for a bit of background on their garden, Plumgate Gardens, in Wallingford, Connecticut, and they sent the following:

"This 2/3rd of an acre suburban yard was a cow pasture twenty years ago. Over the years, owners Monique & Les developed a passion for plants and created a collector’s garden full of unusual flora. The front garden with hydrangeas, crape myrtle, Japanese Maples and a gold dawn redwood only hints at what is around the corner. A stroll through the plum-colored arbor leads to the backyard where a lush colorful scene explodes in front of you.  Large mixed borders containing foliage of chartreuse, blue, maroon, cream and green abounds along with vibrant flowers. Emphasis is on interesting woody plants with either summer to autumn bloom times or colorful foliage.  Perennials accent the mixed borders with punches of color.  Vines such as clematis, roses, hydrangeas and honeysuckle bloom on various structures and up into shrubs and trees. Walking along the many garden paths leads to hidden treasures and the opportunity to smell the wonderful floral fragrances. Colorful containers of annuals are scattered around the yard, but are especially concentrated in the numerous seating areas, beckoning one to relax amongst them." 

Beautiful, Les and Monique!! Tomorrow we'll check out your gorgeous containers.

Send in photos to michelle@gardenygoodness.com, everyone!