Lush hillside garden delights bloggers at Fling

Lush hillside garden delights bloggers at Fling

Filled with a seemingly endless array of textures, colors, and forms, Barbara Katz’s garden provided a cool oasis on a hot summer day at the Garden Bloggers Fling in DC and Norther Virginia.

The back yard, filled with plants, stone and a babbling brook, evoked a Zen-like peacefulness.

The koi added a pop of color to the pond.

Japanese maples, decorative stone and conifers create a blend of beautiful textures.

This combo of bold colors is echoed in many different kinds of plants with similar hues.

The containers highlighted the same vibrant contrasts she wove into her garden.


Bloggers flocked up the steps into the upper lever of the garden.

At the top of the garden, a bench is tucked away waiting to provide a place to enjoy a contemplative moment.

This realistic iguana required a second look as we strolled through the garden.

Lush paths lead around the side of the house.

Bloggers spread out around the front yard, looking for the best shot of this cottage-style garden.

This unique and beautifully designed garden – cottage in the front and  Zen in the back, was delightful.


  1. Helen Battersby September 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    What Barbara managed to create on that deep slope was remarkable, Diana. I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit. Thanks for the reprise.

  2. Gail September 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Delightful is the perfect word, Diana. I could have spent the day in her garden.

  3. Kris P October 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    For some reason your blog posts haven’t been showing up in my feed – I’ll have to reload your blog to see if that makes a difference. It’s good to see Barbara Katz’s garden again – it was one of my favorites.

  4. New Port Richey Florist October 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    That is a beautiful flower path

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