Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On The Road: Harris Garden

Harris GardenFrom Jenny Andrews on the road in Toronto: "We photographed the garden of writer/editor/gardener extraordinaire Marjorie Harris. I was in plant geek heaven! On a very narrow city lot she has packed hundreds, maybe even thousands of cool plant specimens, deftly weaving together colors and textures. An addition designed by PLANT Architects for the Victorian home gives Marjorie a perfect spot for viewing the garden. An indoor dining area converts into an open-air space by pulling back a huge picture window and creating a screened-in porch; with the touch of a button even the screen rolls up and out of the way. On Friday evening Marjorie used this space to treat us to a fabulous,
organic curry dinner. Joining us were several of her gardening friends, including furniture designer Tom Deacon, whose garden out in the nearby countryside we also have our eye on. And neighbors Geoffrey and Susan Dyer, who were leaving the next day to visit Hidcote in England."


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