|Climbing Hydrangea, one of my favorites.|
Sometimes you visit a place that you would never want to leave, an oasis, this is one of those special places. A garden retreat nestled in meticulously tidy woods with pastoral and mountain views.
|Poppy pods nearly ready to bloom.|
This is a garden that I would love to visit with each passing season, to capture the early spring bulbs, summer bold colors, and glorious fall tree foliage. This was one of the top private gardens I have visited.
The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. We were pleasantly surprised to discover the best salad in Charlottesville. The Bazaar Salad was visually appealing and delicious. Colorful specialty greens were surrounded by small sliced tomatoes and cucumbers topped with yellow raisins, feta cheese, julienned carrots, pears, and candied walnuts (made in house), and finally drizzled with a delicate Ginger Dressing. Served with a side of perfectly toasted Pita Triangles. It all melded together so well and each bite was delectable. We also discovered their really cute outside back porch that looks out toward Monticello (you do have to stand against the wall and squint but it is there).