Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Summer Garden Favorites



                                                                      Hello everyone,
                  I have been going through a lot of my old photos lately and thought I would share
                   a few of my favorite shots of our summer garden ~ hope you enjoy coming along.
                                                   I love to have different places to sit to enjoy
                                                  all aspects of the garden.
                                                  A balcony view looking toward the pond ....facing east.
                                                Looking forward to lilac season again!

                                        Love the color combination of the coneflowers , plum
                                        bee balm and phlox on a misty morning.
                                The most colorful time in our garden is early August.
                                                    Love the different hydrangeas ~ this is a shot taken
                                                    from the road.
                                         Early summer ~ looking toward the pond.
                                        Another balcony view facing west this time. Our Gardener's Cottage in
                                       the distance with over 60 garden bus tours booked this summer we may
                                       have to hire a part time garden helper this year. For many years Andrew
                                      and I did all the 'work' ourselves but last year our son helped out and
                                      hopefully we will again this year.
                                       

                                           Late July in our Chelsea garden ~ time for tea?




                                                         A painterly effect.
                                                  Martha in her sheltered garden.
                                               A garden view from the screened porch.
                                           The arbor that Andrew built several years ago
                                                      has aged nicely.
                                               Love tall and stately delphiniums.

                           Just looking at all this color makes me excited for the return of our garden.
                                        The view from the north veranda looking toward our barn.
                                     I am happy that this photo was published in the new
                                     Porches and Gardens magazine on the stands now.
                                      Looking forward to having lunch in here again.

                                                                       
                                                    The rose garden has really filled in the past
                                                     couple of years ~ it is at the south side of the
                                                    Gardener's Cottage. If you would like to see
                                                    inside our little Gardener's Cottage click here
                                                    to see the different looks it has had.

                                                    I am sure all of you gardeners are looking
                                                    forward to getting out in your gardens too.

                                                                                    Thank you for visiting,

                                                                                                       Carolyn
                                                 

56 comments:

Kathryn Bechen said...

Absolutely stunning, Carolyn! Do you keep up all that yourself or have gardeners? Your home is lovely too. So nice of you to share it on your blog. Your place reminds me of the bed & breakfast inns my hubby and I stay in!

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathryn,
We have done it all in the past
but with more bus tours last year and even more booked for this year
we have help from our son now.

Thank you for your kind words and visit!

Carolyn

Cozy Little House said...

So lovely, Carolyn. Everyone like a painting. I'm moving to an apartment next month. But I have a fenced in small patio and I will still garden. A gardener cannot stop gardening!
Brenda

The Tablescaper said...

Just gorgeous! As always.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Erin said...

I wish I was on one of those tours!! Your garden is the most beautiful private garden I have ever seen!!

Honey said...

Hi Carolyn,

What I can say is, your garden is AWESOME! *love*

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Bernideen said...

Congrats on being featured. That clematis deserves being there! Lovely. Your garden is paradise.

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Alexandra/My Piece of Vintage Prairie said...

Hi Carolyn, this is the most peaceful place on earth. So beautiful. So cozy with so many places to sit and relax. I just love it. Thank you for so many beautiful pics. Your garden is a big inspiration for me. Alexandra

Cihanin Bahcesi said...

harikasiniz...gulumsiyerek seyrettim:))))))))))))

Aszka9 said...

Cudownie:)

Alicia said...

QUE LUGARES DE PELICULA!!!!
IMAGINO QUE CON JARDINEROS CONTINUAMENTE PARA TENERLO ASI.
SALUDITOS

Alicia said...

QUE LUGARES DE PELICULA!!!!
IMAGINO QUE CON JARDINEROS CONTINUAMENTE PARA TENERLO ASI.
SALUDITOS

hansundgrete said...

Oh yes that's nice,
to take a seat at different places
for looking around the garden.
Greetings Olga

Tania, The Old French Doors said...

Your garden is just amazing, so much colour to behold, just gorgeous.
Tania

Katarzyna said...

It;s amazing. Your garden is wonderfull
Congrats for cover!
Greetings from Alsace:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just stunning, Carolyn! I am yearning to see even one little bud coming up at this point.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn,
Being a long time gardener, these pictures of your beautiful garden makes my heart sing. I am fairly new to your blog, and am really looking forward to your spring photographs. You have so many talents.

kristen said...

Carolyn, you truly have the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing them with us so that we, too, can walk through them and sit and admire!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your garden is dreamy. While I was looking at your pictures I was thinking to myself, this must be what heaven looks like. Thank you for a lovely tour!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Pamela Gordon said...

I am so pleased to see all this beautiful colour today during this white blizzard we're experiencing. ;) I bought the Porches and Gardens magazine yesterday but didn't know that was your photo of the clematis. I did notice the photo on the very back page though and thought it was your porch with the screen doors. Am I right? Exciting to see!

Carolyn said...

Hi Pamela,
Not a nice day here either...snow,freezing rain and wind.

Yes, you are right that is our porch on the back page of Porches and Gardens.
Hope you are warm and cosy indoors today!
Carolyn

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lovelylivings.com said...

Your summer garden photos are stunning! The gardens make me dream of warmer weather! ;)

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh what a sweet pleasure to look at your gorgeous gardens. It is all like stepping into an enchanted garden. What a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty Carolyn. Have a lovely rest of the week.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Deborah Montgomery said...

Absolutely beautiful! what a lovely garden you have created, a feast for winter-weary folks!

Kathryn Bechen said...

Wow, I'm even more impressed that your family does it on your own! How fun to have bus tours. You deserve it; I know how hard you work on all of this, even though fun and enjoyable. You are one talented lady, Carolyn and hurray for you for bringing "Downton Abbey" style beauty to the world. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

I forwarded this blog to my daughter who is recovering from a broken ankle and she emailed back, "I want it all, but without the work". We live on a farm, so we know about the work. Thank you for a touch of spring. My crocus are blooming here in NEKS

Janneke said...

In this time of year it is so lovely to see these gorgeous pictures of your beautiful garden. We are really looking forward to summer. I understand you did until now all the gardenwork with your husband and help of your son..... I know it is quite a job when busloadings are coming to visit, you have to go on and on.

shirley flavell said...

A wonderful walk through your garden and sitting and admiring different vantage points. It would be lovely to do a real garden tour. Told my husband your property and meeting you is on my bucket list.Hugs Shirley N.Z.

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Happy@Home said...

Beautiful!! The people who are scheduled for your upcoming garden tours are in for such a treat. It would be my dream to see your beautiful gardens in person some day.
Thank you for sharing them here.

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Anonymous said...

you are living in a fairytale EYAfrom GREECE

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Claudia Rita said...

Qui c'è da sognare!!!!
grazie per condividere!!!
serena giornata, Claudia

Janice said...

It looks like a heavenly dream Carolyn and I long for a nice cup of tea while strolling though.
You have such a grace about you and all you have to care for.
Take care
Janice

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love looking at your garden photos. I picked up the Porches and Gardens magazine a couple weeks ago and thought I recognized your photos! Congratulations again!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Debbie said...

I am truly impressed!
I'm curious what variety of clematis is climbing the wooden birdhouse? It is so beautiful!
Thanks!

Debbie said...

I am truly impressed!
I'm curious what variety of clematis is climbing the wooden birdhouse? It is so beautiful!
Thanks!

Michela Romanello said...

I always thought that these things existed only in dreams or in Heaven... Really wonderful!

Tempus fugit said...

Your garden is really amazing ! Thanks for sharing !

Tante Mali said...

Dear Carolyn
you have created such an amazing garden. It's like heaven and like paradise!
Thank you for sharing all these beauty
All the best from Austria
Elisabeth

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

You have the prettiest garden I know of! I enjoyed seeing your photo's on Pinterest too!!

Happy week ahead!

Madelief x

Stacey said...

Your gardens are amazing!! You must have just the most perfect climate there in the summer. We suffer from drought here in Texas. My gardens are pretty but nothing like yours.

Stacey said...

Your gardens are amazing!! You must have just the most perfect climate there in the summer. We suffer from drought here in Texas. My gardens are pretty but nothing like yours.

Carolyn said...

The beautiful clematis growing up the birdhouse is Ville de Lyon.

Thanks for all your sweet comments.

Enjoy your day!
Carolyn

lovelylivings.com said...

Very Lovely Carolyn! Your gardens are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing with us! You have a beautiful Blog!

therese said...

Carolyn votre jardin et un bijoux précieux . Une pure merveille . Merci pour ce doux partage .
Bonne semaine

PatinCal said...

The picture labeled "The most colorful time in our garden is early August" is my all-time favorite!

Betty819 said...

Carolyn, as always your property is so beautiful! I love that clematis climbing up the pole to the birdhouse. Do you know what variety the clematis is? Love that color!
I think I saw that magazine Porches and ? the other day at Harris Teeter..will look for it tomorrow when I go there. Your pictures are always magazine worthy!

Betty819 said...

Carolyn, as always your property is so beautiful! I love that clematis climbing up the pole to the birdhouse. Do you know what variety the clematis is? Love that color!
I think I saw that magazine Porches and ? the other day at Harris Teeter..will look for it tomorrow when I go there. Your pictures are always magazine worthy!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Amazing! Your garden is beyond a dream! Thank you for sharing such beauty.

Abby

Marilyn Cruze Sorensen said...

Hi Carolyn, I just think your home and gardens are just beautiful. Do you and your husband do all of this yourselves? The colors you use are some of my favorites. I love the way you laid out everything and added benches, etc. to make it even more inviting. It's gorgeous. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Marilyn Cruze Sorensen (I have a twin by the name of Carolyn)♥

an angel at my table said...

Your garden and photography is a true role model for me. I love the clematis in the birdhouse and the little rose round. I have tried to do something similar in my garden. I love it. What a talented star you are. All the best Mari