Saturday, May 2, 2009
I saw another treasure of a garden in Lexington, this one belonging to Nancy Barron and designed by Jon Carloftis. Nancy has made her home right next to her office on Grand Boulevard, and it is the courtyard gardens in front and in back of the house that distinguish it as a residential space. The garden is sustainable, and one of my favorite features is the rain collection system Nancy has set up (see pic). It is fun and artful, just like her. "If there's a drought, I could probably get away with watering from the spicket back here because it is hidden. But I'm not going to do that when no one else is watering. I have the rain barrels for that," she says.