The first annual (hopefully) West Asheville Garden Stroll ends where I started it, at the end. The LaZoom tour bus was acting as a shuttle bus for the day. I got on and went to the end of the line to start my stroll. The tour bus hostess was most helpful in getting people pointed in the right direction and noting points of interest along the way.
The garden stroll can be viewed in order, the opposite direction that I strolled it. I tend to stroll through life that way.
Part 1 Here
Part 2 Here
Part 3 Here
Hmm. What is this, a tumbled arch intact? Someone here is playing with stone. This could be interesting.
Then you look up. Holy Moly. It's Wamboldtopia.
This garden space is the love child of Damaris and Ricki Pierce, artist and stone mason creating in collaboration. It must be seen to be believed. Ten years in the making and still a living work in progress. That certainly is no surprise to a real gardener or a certain someone with unfinished stone walls.
The magical spirits of nature have been invited into the garden in a big way.
Talk about your grand entrance.
The perennial problem with chain link fences gets an entirely new approach. It would be interesting to see the finished project.
A house of vinyl siding is transformed.
The man behind this incredible stone work is Ricki Pierce, the Rock Pirate.
What can one say when talent, art and dedication enter the garden and take you to a different world, but wow.
Thank you to everyone involved in the West Asheville Garden Stroll, the volunteers, gardeners and home owners who opened their homes for inspection, the West Asheville business sponsors and community of West Asheville. It was a wonderful way to spend the day.