Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Tour of our Garden


Hello everyone,

It was a hot day here but it is cooler now so we can enjoy a tour of the garden. this is called Martha's garden(Martha is the statue at the back of the garden).
I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday again today. There is already lots to see over there.

The garden is at it's peak now with lots of color everywhere.

We have had great summer weather -lovely sunny days,cool nights and enough rain to keep everything green and lush. I only have to water planters and window boxes.

These beds are the southern beds viewed from the veranda on the back of the house.

If you continue on through the vine covered terrace(gazebo) you walk to the allee garden.

Chelsea Garden

The other end of Chelsea

My husband built this last year- it gave more of a focal point to the garden.

And here you can see the gardeners hard at work- I can't tell you how many buckets full of daylillies we have deadheaded lately!

I couldn't get my pictures to all go over together so there is more of today's post below.


Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Your garden is spectacular and I know that producing such an beautiful garden is a huge amount of work. Every corner of it looks perfect too. You are amazing!
Hugs, Rhondi

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn... Your gardens are all amazing!! What a reward it has giving you from all the love you have given it:-)
When our rain finially stopped it stopped... not a drop for well over a month, I am a slave to the hose (but is is fun to soak my feet every so often:-)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Your gardens are simply beautiful Carolyn :) How I wish I could be surrounded by so much beauty to behold every day. I hope to add another little garden area in the front of our home next spring, with perenials and some ornamental grasses. Haven't told my hubby about my idea yet :) Thank you once again for sharing your lovely gardens with us.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Jeannine said...

It's lovely to think there are places where it actually gets cool in the summer and the rains water the lawns. I still think my favorite vew of your gardens is the sweet lamppost, sunny or misty. Thanks for giving a respite from the heat here in California ( though it was only in the 80s today).

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

You got a lovely garden and all the luck of the climate you live in for managing this! Well deserved for all the hard work; we know what it takes... Enjoy it now at its peak days!

Greetings from Georgia


g.suzie said...

I'm in love with your garden, it is absolutely amazing! I hope you are able to put a video together, you definately have 'the touch'!
What zone are you? Just curious. . .

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn, Stunning is all I can up with. Everywhere there are beautiful blooms. Amazing!

Victoria said...

Incredibly beautiful, I love all the different little sitting areas! I'm sure it's a lot of maintenance but definitely seems worth is!

MessyMissy said...

My jealousy knows no bounds. Your gardens are **incredible**!!!

Maddy said...

Grazie Carolyn, il tuo blog è per me la miglior fonte di ispirazione per la mia casa!

Baci, felice weekend ♥

♥ Maddy

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...this was just like going through the 'secret garden' tale - only this time, for real!!!

My Show n tell is "Troll Talk" if you'd like to click on the link and visit with me today

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your gardens just take my breath away and the way you photograph them I feel like I am there. Thanks for sharing your garden tour. ~~Sherry~~

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....That is a lot of hard work to make a garden so beautiful and maintain it but I know you do it with such love! It is amazing!~Hugs, Patti

essemia said...

Oh, I just wish I could go and visit your garden. It's so beautiful!! And I also would like to see the window boxes you have. Maybe you've shown them already?

Have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I never get tired of awlking around this garden...well, via the photos that you post :) :): ) it's always so lovely. I can imagine lovely tea parties out here or other fun activities, too...Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Debbie said...

So beautiful! Thank you for taking us on a tour of your gardens.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

It is always such a pleasure to stop by here for a visit but what a treat it has been today to behold such beauty in your garden!!


Annika Christensen said...

Lovely blogg and garden.

Georgianna said...

Well, okay, this time I really am speechless. You've surpassed yourself, Carolyn! You and your husband are so generous to share all the beauty you've created with people all over the world. Have a lovely weekend! – g

Lacy said...


genny said...

Wow!! your garden looks very nice, and well managed! There is very much space of garden and I think you can build also garden room and office also.

garden rooms

Fish Tail Cottage said...

oh my......i am a huge fan of your garden! Thank you so much for sharing....i love everything you have done out there & i know how much love & dedication you have given to your garden! Truly amazing...xoxo

Babs said...

Carolyn, Your garden is breathtaking and I just can't imagine the amount of hours it takes to keep it looking that beautiful. I love to work in ours, but the Georgia heat and humidity are awful once the temps hit in the 80s, so our garden suffers in the summer. I'm just amazed at how lush yours is. You must get a good bit of rain.Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden. I've really enjoyed it.

Landbohaven said...

Smukke billeder.
Hvor har du en utrolig smuk have.
Tak for rundvisningen.

Tigertina said...

Hello, Landbohaven linked to this post, and I simply had to add myself as a follower...
What a fantastic garden you have! Wonderful! I'm looking forward to the summer, and to new pictures!
Yours sincerly

Annie said...

What a delightful garden

Zane Wooder said...

Your garden is beautiful Carolyn it most be a lot of work. I could imagine. The work is probably worth it though because you can to enjoy it's beauty.

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