Thursday, February 2, 2017

Garden Bliss



                                                                              Hello everyone,

                                                                  I have been looking back at some photos
                                                                  that I took in our garden last summer.
                                                                  We had a beautiful summer last year
                                                                  and the garden flourished.
                                                                      The arbor in the above shot was built
                                                                   by my husband over 20 years ago.
                                                                    You can see mockorange ,roses and
                                                                     monkshood blooming here.
                                                 
                                                             Tall delphiniums , peonies and nepeta
                                                                    It was a great year for peonies....one
                                                                    of my favorites.
                                                                            Roses, monkshood and daisies.
                                                                           Lilacs are another favorite. I love
                                                                           having garden ornaments tucked
                                                                           into the beds.

                                                                This is another arbor built a couple
                                                                 of years ago by my husband. Love the clematis
                                                                 growing up the lamp post.
          This little garden is tucked away by
          it's self  ~ a favorite spot in spring
  and early summer as it is very
sheltered.

                                                          The fence,arbor and "shed" are also
                                                          the handy work of my hardworking
                                                          husband. I stained the fence a french blue
                                                          a couple of years ago.

                                                                       A shady nook to enjoy afternoon tea.

                                                               The view from the balcony in July.

                                                                       Love that bouquet of peonies!

                                             The prediction is for an early spring this
                                                        year so before we know it we will be
                                                        out there getting the garden ready for
                                                        another season.
                                                                           
     However, in the meantime I will
         enjoy the beautiful winter weather
           we are having! I took this shot today
at the South Shore.

Thank you for your visit!

Carolyn

7 comments:

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your garden photos. We are having a more rain this week. I'm trying to get outside to prune my roses. I just received my Afternoon Tea book I ordered. You are a fabulous photographer and stylist. I will treasure my book forever. I also have your first garden book. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..
Joyously,
Betty

Carolyn said...

Thank you Betty....I am happy that you are enjoying them!

Take care,
Carolyn

Underberget said...

Your garden is just so lovely and inspireing!
I'm so looking forward to a new season :-)
Kind regards, Berit from Norway

Welcome to Rush Creek Hill Creative! said...

I must tell you that your home and grounds are ENCHANTING! Like being allowed a peek into Heaven itself! Thank you so much for sharing!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh what a welcoming sight Carolyn, your garden is truly incredible and so inspiring! The snow on the south shore is pretty too though.
Happy February!
Gina

Susanne Jensen said...

I'm amazed over your beautiful garden with so many exiting corners and views. Lovely peonies:) Thanks for the tour round your summer garden:)

Lorenza Marengo said...

Wonderful!I love your garden and I love summer!!!