Like a rock star who sings the same tune never tiring of the song, I feel the same about this garden at 55 Church Street, The Benjamin Phillips House, c1818 in Charleston, SC. Hugh and I were invited to aid in its transformation in the mid- eighties and today it stands as a proud example of a garden whose vision has been realized. Actually, it has looked great for 15 years! The owner sees to each detail and experiments with heat tolerant roses: such as climbing pink Cecile Brunner, whiite climbing Somruiel, and shrub rose LaMarne. Large flowered Clematis peep out to adorn a green wall and heavy white clusters of confederate jasmine hang around spectacularly for about 2 weeks.
It is a masterpiece, especially considering it was installed where a wasteland of concrete and chain link formerly resided.