It is difficult to choose a favorite part of this eclectic garden...full of must-see areas and plants so that visitors are overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.
19th Century Magazines emphasized naturalism as opposed to the perceived vulgarity of rich people using their gardens to advertise their wealth and status.
Botanical art is back in style at last. It has emerged from its Cinderella status in the last century to being admired in the 21st century.
The price one pays for this indulgence is that once something flowers it usually self seeds. Before long the garden's original design becomes blurred...
There are about 40 Eupatarium species of native North American wildflowers available and they like room to romp and form large clumps.
Wildflowers seem to be the introverts of the botanical world, happy in private rather than public places, avoiding regimentation.