Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Knot Gardens

 I thought this little herbal knot garden was just so unusual.  Typically, knot gardens are made with germander, boxwood, thyme all meticulously trimmed into a tidy little knot.  This pair of  knot garden which were located at an entrance into a RI nursery green house had tri-color sage, silver thyme, lavender and purple basil.  Although my photos make it hard to spot the interweaving knot formation, look closely, it is there!
For comparison, below is a more traditional or formal knot garden from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in NYC.

3 comments:

Angela McRae said...

These are so pretty! Right now, with all the heat and little rain we've had, mine is more of a "Not" Garden!

lemonverbenalady said...

Always trying for the knot garden! This may be one I can do! The herb garden was torn up when I was there last time! Thanks for sharing as always and getting me started blogging! xxoo Nancy

Marilyn said...

Very pretty and I can see it the best in the top picture. Love the creativity.