Sue Rigdon

My garden is a very private affair that began with specimen plants (a snobbish legacy of 4 academic years studying plant taxonomy) and has morphed over time into a broader landscape of 4-season color, form and accessible plantings. Initially, I resisted Rocky Mountain natives aiming to create my own painterly and impressionistic canvas a la Gertrude Jekyll but today my Wisteria and Rhododendrons give way to more ecologically wise and hardy plants commonly found at your local nursery.

I created a series of terraces from a problematic sloping lot, anchoring the floating levels visually with a gazebo, fish pond and edge plantings. Each level or "room" is a small piece of a larger mosaic and when viewed from the upper deck with Flatirons backdrop, it is breathtaking. Like me, it is a maturing garden, the boisterous razzle-dazzle and heady concepts fading, beginning to spill over its edges from time to time. More reflective and ecologically simpatico these days – it is a work in progress as always.

My garden is a very private affair – place of refuge and restoration, compelling me to create beauty as a tonic to the world's chaos. It has been like a willful lover, revealing itself slowly over time – struggle and commitment, offering up its ephemeral gifts sparingly, but when it does there is no greater love affair.

Sue Rigdon, Double Vision Photography
303.449.2499
PO Box 4176
Boulder, CO 80306

dvphoto@qwest.net