I went along with garden coach Meghan DeCooke May from nearby Pinehurst . As we entered the garden we couldn't help but "ooh and ahhh " at the lovely vistas before us. As the post title says - it wasn't perfect - she didn't fluff the mulch or fuss too much, there were perennials needing to be deadheaded, etc. but as gardeners we know that this is a natural part of the garden and Helen's Haven is a wildlife sanctuary.
In the midst of the busy city we stepped into a lush paradise filled with a vast assortment of perennials, trees and shrubs, both native and exotic . Vistas were beautifully framed by vines and trees that beckoned you to enter.
On the right side of the house the entrance to the garden has a wonderful crape myrtle , surrounded by holly and boxwood. Love the colorful orbs.
Art was placed so naturally in Helen's garden it was if the artist had created it for that very spot.
You may not be able to see them but there's chickens in there .
I want to thank Helen for the cordial invitation to experience her delightful garden . She promised me some passalong plants when I start my own garden in Chapel Hill and I hope to take her up on that offer soon.