Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Stroll Through the Garden

Good Morning,

It is a lovely day to take a stroll through the garden. We can start off with the beds south of the veranda. This area has beds at the base of the veranda and four beds around the perimeter and an oval bed in the centre.

The vine covered terrace is between two beds.

The oval centre bed

The arbor is in the middle of one long southern bed.

This picture was taken a few days ago of the Korean lilac which blooms after the common and French lilacs.

The deutizias are blooming in Martha's garden.

This is in our Chelsea garden -north of the little garden cottage.

One side of the allee garden coming into bloom a few days ago.

A shot taken from the balcony of the rose garden in yesterdays post.

The back side of the fence going from house to Martha's Garden. The Korean Lilac at it's peak with the Preston Lilacs(Canadian) just coming into bloom.

One side of Cheslea Garden.

Shooting toward our barn-our property was once part of a farm. So we have a barn to store all my(treasures) junk! It is desperately in need of a cleaning so my husband is hoping I will go away for a day so he can get rid of my treasures(junk)! You never know when you will need something or find a good home for it! Oh! someday soon we will organize and / or clean it out.

Did I ever tell you my husband built most of the fences ,arbors and gates in our garden- you can bet I won't be throwing him out in the cleanup! Ha!

This is my favorite arbor-I think it is 10 years old now.

Well, I think we are about half way through but you are probably tired by now and my computer won't let me send any more pics so next week I hope you will come back for 'the rest of the story'. I took these photos a couple of days ago and already there are more flowers blooming and sadly some fading as you gardeners know.

Today,I am joining in Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Thank you, Cindy for hosting and if you haven't already go and check it out.

I hope you all have a good weekend.



Crystal said...

What a beautiful garden!! Did you plan every single detail or just plant here and there until it was finished?? Just curious, I began planting 1 or 2 years ago....I have a LONG way to go!!

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, buon fine settiana a te e ancora tanti complimenti per la tua casetta / paradiso !!!



Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Always so lovely to see your gardens! Your husband is so handy and talented!~Hugs, Patti

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful Carolyn and yes as a gardener I know the triumphs and also the tragedies of gardening. I love those lilacs that are just coming into their own, mine faded away weeks ago and it is always a sad day when they are finally all gone. I can hardly wait for next week and will look forward to your post!

It's me said...

Have a happy summer garden weekend !! my love..........hugs from Ria......

hand painted by cheryl said...

Your garden is so wonderful.I enjoy it so much.How much time do you spend daily in your garden?It is wonderful.Thanks for sharing it with us. Cheryl

Carolyn said...

Hi Crystal,

No,I didn't plan every detail-the garden evolved over about 18 years adding new beds each year until recently.
I planned color combos that I like and repeated them in the beds-for example peony,siberian iris and magnificum geranium look good planted close together foe early color and phlox,daylilies and shasta daisies look good together.
I think it is important to start with good soil and wide beds to get good color all season in a perennial garden.
It was a lot of trial and error for me but you do learn as you go and have fun in the process.

Thank you all for the kind words.


Carolyn said...

Hi Cheryl,
Our garden is huge and in the spring it is a full time job for about 4 weeks and after that it is greatly decreased but still about 10 hours a week on average for each of us. Fortunately, we both love to be out working in all the beauty nature has to offer although I will admit by the 4th week of spring cleanup-it is wearing thin but then the garden bursts into glory and the workload get much lighter so we forget all the heavy work -sort of like having a baby!


Deanna said...

Carolyn, Soooooo beautiful!!!
Gorgeous, a blissful inspiration.

God Bless,
d from homehaven

Lacy said...

I just love visiting your garden.
So pretty!

Beverly said...

Carolyn, visiting your gardens always makes me smile. You have created beauty in every spot.

I agree you better hold on to your fellow. He is a definite keeper. I am blessed to have one of those, too.

Janie's World said...

So beautiful and relaxing. I wish I had a 1/4 of your amazing talent.

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Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Indeed a very beautiful garden. It looks huge! (How big is it?) Hold on tight to your hubby *wink* he sounds like a terrific guy to have around :) Love all the wooden work.

Take care,

Bernideen said...

I appreciate the"age"of the garden - I think most of us wouldn't consider what a significant factor that is!

My Ugly Garden said...

My 4 year old son was sitting on my lap this morning as I "strolled" through your beautiful garden. He said, "Mama, can we go there?" :) Happy weekend to you.


Virginia said...

I never get tired of visiting your BEAUTIFUL gardens.
Sweet Blessings,

Ticking and Toile said...

stunning!!! Absolutely fabulous Carolyn :) What a good hubby you have to build you all the arbors & such!!


Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Looking absolutely gorgeous (as usual!) ♥

Islandsparrow said...

So pretty Carolyn!! I got home in time to watch my peony buds blossom - with such a sweet scent!

I love your arbors and fences - Andrew is such a handy fellow - definitely a keeper :)

Anonymous said...

Ahh, your gardens are what I dream of in the future. I only started last year, so I've got many years to go. It's my favorite past time, so I'm glad I'll have plenty to do for many years. I'm glad to hear you won't be throwing your hubby out soon. lol.

Susan said...

Your garden is gorgeous, Carolyn. And I absolutely LOVE the Mary Magdalene statue....gorgeous! Susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your garden looks utterly charming!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your garden is truly a haven! I love it and the fragrance when strollng through there must be heavenly. I especially love your little rose garden with your Mary M. statue! I just love the Therese Bugnet roses; that's what all mine are. Hope you have a delightful weekend.


Bella said...

Hello Carolyn... Wow... I am always awe struck by your gardens! You and your husband have done an amazing job. A labor of love and it shows:-)

Georgianna said...

I am truly speechless at how beautiful it is, Carolyn! And I'm fascinated that the lilacs are still blooming. Thank you for the inspiration about your husband building the fences, arbors and gates. I adore your large arbor and was just showing it to D the other day. Lovely weekend to you!

LillyB said...

The gardens are beautiful!!

kikilou said...

Quel magnifique jardin Vous m'avez visiter FAIT !
Maïs au Québec de Travail et de Temps il une Fallu !
Je suis admiratif du Résultat .
Bon dimanche !

Anonymous said...

Your garden is absolutely stunning!! What wonderful inspiration...thanks!!
~ Jo :)

cathleen said...

Breathtakingly beautiful....thanks for letting me stroll through your garden....I feel totally serene now.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Swooning. Just plain swooning.


awal.ny said...

I have just found your blog on My Romantic Home, what beautiful gardens you have. I am enjoying going through some of your older posts. Beautiful winter whites. Amazing colors in your pictures.