Iconic, as in the art world meaning of following a certain style, describes the West Asheville, North Carolina garden of artist Christopher Mello, where his personal, unique style shines through in every vignette.
As you approach the corner of Waynesville and Westwood, where his garden and studio are firmly entrenched in this funky, creative neighborhood, his infatuation with reddish foliage suggests that this plot of land holds a special magic. This is not a traditional, conventional bunch of plantings and art displays. Oh no, it is not.
…Along with a little romance. (Thanks to Greg and Ashley of The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, scoopers of Ashley’s delicious confections for two of the fling dining events, for allowing the use of this photo taken at Christmas under the enchanted light of the blue bottle tree in Christopher Mello’s garden.)
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