Thursday, September 8, 2011

Through the Garden Gate

Hello everyone,
     Come on in and we can take a stroll through the early September garden.

There is still lots to see, but some plants are looking a wee bit tired.
Now, if you are a bit tired too, take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the view. This hammock overlooks the allee garden but also our new pond.
Do you notice any changes since the last time you were here? The phlox is blooming but the structure joining the arbors has been removed as it was partially blocking the view of the pond from the kitchen window so, Andrew took it down and will use it elsewhere, We are also going to change the allee garden a bit to lead the eye down to the pond. We have been planting some trees and shrubs around the pond too, so in a year or two hopefully it looks like it was always there.
These photos where taken last week so you can see that phlox is a big part of the late summer garden along with hydrangea and daylilies.
Hostas give good all season color and are easy care.
Martha's Garden is taking on a more fallish look.

The Jackmanni clematis is still putting on a good show here,in other parts of the garden it is pretty much past.
The Annabelle hydrangea is always a good performer here in our garden.

I love the romantic look of drifts of different phlox throughout the garden.

This is the bed along the road coming into our garden.Andrew rebuilt the fence this year.

Back to the allee garden.

The  garden in front of our house coming to the door-it has an arbor into it and another one going out with a picket fence joining them-also built by Andrew several years ago now.

I love this varigated phlox as it lights up the garden all season.

An old birdhouse Andrew made for my birthday several years ago and I still love it.
I have some close up shots of the garden I hope to share soon. My three daughters and I are going to Maine for some shopping etc. and we are really looking forward to it. We will be gone for a few days so I will see you when we get back.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Sallyford said...

What beautiful photos of your stunning garden! I have been following you for many months now and always love to read your posts, but today must be one of your best yet! Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden with us all. Have a great day, Sally xx

Karan said...

Just such beautiful pictures of the garden. I ned to get more flocks. Most of our things are about gone already. Even my pots and boxes are starting to look tired and droopy. Always makes me feel so sad .


Anna at the Doll House said...

I am so bewitched by your beautiful garden. It is amazing how much colour there is and how many interesting plants are still in full vigour at this time of the year.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Stunning photos of a beautiful garden. Have a great time on your trip. hugs ~lynne~

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your garden still looks amamzing! All those colourful phloxes with the white Annabelle's. I love the contrast. You must be picking bucket full of flowers. I would find it difficult to resist :-).

Wish you a lovely day!

Madelief x

Kathie said...

SO lovely Carolyn! Did you dam up the stream to form your pond? And I have a question when you get a moment - your Annabelle still looks lovely and white - mine has brown on the blossoms. Do you deadhead it? Or just leave it? Thanks!!


Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

I enjoyed visiting your beautiful garden. So lovely!


Fee said...

What a wonderful garden and beautiful photos.Here it's raining and raining and the sky is grey. The look through the garden gate was just the right thing for my heart and soul ;) Thanks for sharing and have a great day,


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your garden is looking magnificent Carolyn. Have a wonderful trip to Maine. V

awal.ny said...

I have to appologize, I read the copywrite after I pinned some of your gardens. If you would like me to unpin them please let me know and I will. I just think your gardens are absolutely beautiful and an inspiration to me.

Janny said...

It's like a fairytale, beautiful colours as well,

Regards Janny.

The Country Nest said...

Your gardens are stunning. I love the paths of grass and the super display of flowers. We have had steady hard rain for four days and my poor gardens are beaten down, but some sunshine will bring it all back. Thanks for sharing.....I picked up a couple of ideas and enjoyed the garden stroll so much.

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becky up the hill said...

I can't believe how beautiful your garden looks in Sept. It's just amazing.

poppilinnstudios said...

Stunning gardens! I always enjoy visiting. I'd love to take a little nap in the hammock!

Franka said...

Wow your garden is heaven on earth!

Greetings from Germany!
♥ Franka

Elzie said...

Oh my! What can one say? Your garden is beautiful neither it's June or September.
I hope you and your daughters had a nice shopping tour.
Love Elzie

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Wow, your garden is always so stunning! How I envy you, that you may live at such a great place, you're really lucky.
Enjoy it!
Take care

Melanie said...

You have just made me smile after a very testing week. After admiring your simply divine gardens a dig in my garden is what I need. Thankyou for sharing x