Thursday, April 23, 2009

Garden Views

I think when you are planning a garden it is important to be able to enjoy the garden from inside the house as well as outside. If you are just getting started with gardening you might want to plan a new bed outside a window that you would be looking out the most. A few people have asked me for advice on getting started and I am somewhat reluctant as I am still making mistakes myself and learning as I go. I am sharing some old pictures that I found(the quality isn't as good as I would like) to show you the view from some of our windows. This summer I will enjoy taking some better shots to share with you.
We are getting some nice spring weather now and on the weekend it is supposed to be 20 degrees Celsius so that should make everything pop! My husband,Andrew is busy outside with a carpenter friend working on a new project that I will share with you later.The sun has come out so I am going out to divide and move some plants around -one of my favorite jobs in the garden.
Happy Gardening!


Marja Visscher said...

Hallo Carlyn,
Have just a visit to your beautiful blog. I enjoy the beautiful photos. That I like to let you know. Much love, Marja

Milah said...

That is good advice. I have a row of five windows on the east side of my family room and two windows and a patio door on the south side. As I've shared with you before, my yard is huge and I don't know where to begin. This gives me a jumping off point.

enchanting cottage said...

What great advise! That is the first thing I did when I started to garden years ago. Every window I look out of I now see wall of green, it is so pretty.We live in a neighbor hood so I wanted to cover up each fence, and now I don't even need window coverings because of all the privacy with the living fence( That's what I call it.)Your gardens is just so loving, what a beautiful view out of your windows.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I so agree with you. The view should be pleasing from all sides. I had a conundrum trying to figure out where to plant my lilac. I realized I can have it in front of my window without it taking my view of the road or property. We moved out away from the house and slightly off center. I can't wait for her to grow and bloom. I find one of the biggest mistakes people make, is they plant the item with it's current size not giving accomodations for it's potential size. If we could all remember it's the end size that matters it would cut down on the "oh shucks" in the future. Your flowers and trees are beautiful.

The Pink Bird House said...

What lovely photos again! Now having a green thumb what so ever, I am amazed that others can do such wonders with flowers and scrubs, making a little paradise right in their own backyard. Your granddaughter Lila is just perfect among all the flower and garden photos, what a little rose she is!! Just precious. you must enjoy watching her grow so very much. You are very blessed in life. hugs, Debby

Mildred said...

I'm visiting from Milah's blog. What a lovely blog you have - so glad to "meet" you. Have a wonderful weekend.

Me said...

I found your blog through Marja.
I love your beautiful blog.
I would like to follow you
have a nice weekend

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I agree with you...the view from our windows is so important....your pictures are lovely and your garden is "BEAUTIFUL" !!!!!!
Mo :-)

Rosy said...

Hi, Carolyn,

Love your garden and your pictures of the breathtaking views. Looking forward to your flowering season.

Oma Nijn's Country Huis said...

hallo Carlyn

zulke mooie foto,s heb je gemaakt, zijn ze van je eigen tuin, nou dan heb je een prachrige tuin, en veel bloemen soorten.
groetjes OMA NIJN

Hélène Glehen said...

Absolutely gorgeous !

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

All I can say, you must feel good looking outside seeing your beautiful garden. I think you did a marvelous job by surrounding yourself with beauty from inside your home to the outside. Your my kind of gal.

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Carolyn, These pics are so good, it is hard to imagine how you will improve on them, but I guess you have a new camera, which does help. I think they are just wonderful as they are. I am like you in that I designed our garden to incorporate and enjoy good garden views from the house in all seasons.
Thanks again,