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Oh to have a fountain such as this one! Water spitting from many jets below, up on the table of Pomona, down the center of the granite table, through the spitter and then under the bridge and on toward the rill garden. Such masterful design! I love the mosaics lining this channel. They are also used in this Celtic knot in the formal box garden. The front door is welcoming with its' elegantly planted cast iron urns. Here is a closeup which shows the plants and includes the variegated pokeweed. Isn't it curious how such and inelegant weed gains notoriety once the leaves become speckled and splotched. For those of you who have to take down a massive tree, consider carving the trunk. This beech tree has new life as a carved monkey and, a monkey with a spyglass to boot! Why didn't I think of that? In addition to the rill garden there is a new pond garden complete with Japanese bridge and plantings. The pond reflects this structure. I am not sure why I did not take that reflection. I was trying to absorb the landscape here in the hub of Newport along upper Bellevue Avenue. This is an evolving garden and a lived in home. Thanks go out to the owner, Mr Fleming, for the personal tour and for opening his garden so that we could have a glimpse of the beauty behind the gates.
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