For 30 years now, Tom and Geri have been creating a Rundle Rock-edged paradise of ferns, flowers, fountains and other flora.
We asked them what their favourite flowers were. Geri took us over to the purple morning glory palm – oooops! I mean the purple morning glory she was cupping in the palm of her hand (see along left edge in accompanying collage). Tom directed us to a bush lush with begonias (top left). Awesome!
Tom’s skills as an electrician are evident, too. As evening approached, lights around the fountain came on and lent a mystical atmosphere to the storybook setting. Then came an amazing surprise when full darkness set in: in the middle of the lawn Tom had placed an ornamental light that radiated a starburst of beauty to the farthest corners.
Geri refers to this paradise as their “Garden of Eden.” This got me thinking about some tempting green edibles I saw growing near one corner. But not to worry, Tom! Geri may call it a Garden of Eden, but those are tomatoes, not apples!
© 2020 Warren Harbeck