Our dentist’s office is in one of those typical suburban medical office buildings, but with a difference. The owner of the building is into plants.
Lush borders run all along the front, between the parking lot and the building.
Along one side, this planter stuffed with daylilies is about to burst into bloom.
On the other side of that same walkway, hens and chicks spill over the stonework, with foxgloves and geraniums, among other things, filling out the bed.
Around back, the steep slope is terraced, with enough repetition to give continuity, but a broad palette of plants to keep it interesting.
And here is a good example of how we can be suckered into planting the evil bishop’s weed. It looks quite lovely here, don’t you think?
As seen here, it seems to be playing nice, but I intend to keep an eye on it to see if it begins to perpetrate acts of homicide on its neighbors.
Close to the building on that back side, where little light penetrates, hostas rule.
Even the stairs are softened with creeping sedums.
…taking you back up into the sunlight, where a terraced veggie garden is in the works.
Because of the steep slope, this is the view through the window of the waiting room on the second floor. There are no very unusual or interesting plants in this composition, but the overall impression is delightful, just the same. If anything can take the sting out of a visit to the dentist, this, for me, is it.
Hi Ricki. Sorry I’ve been away so long. Yes, I agree, I’d be more inclined to visit a hort-loving dentist too. These photos are amazing. I love the Hens & Chicks spilling over. I’m inclined to believe that Bishop’s Weed is like most plants. If you situate it correctly it’s not half bad. 🙂 Thanks for the tour.
My dentist gives me Valium if I have to have work done or else I would totally switch to yours. Yay for a good view while you’re getting your teeth cleaned!
Grace~You were missed, but no guilt trips from this quarter…just glad to have you back.
Heather~Good use for Valium!
Oh, yes, I would so much rather see this view from the chair than the one I usually have: a parking lot! Fun post title, too, Ricki!
Jane~Thanks, Jane…I liked the header too, but am now wondering if it is why a bunch of strange spam is suddenly getting past Akismet.
ha – dental implants. That does ease the pain of visiting the dentist. I’ve always though that you have to be a little bit of a masochist to be a dentist. That’s not an office/residence? It’s so lovely . I especially like the slope.
Wendy~Can’t imagine staring into people’s mouths all day, but lots of people think we’re nuts for getting off on digging in the dirt.