Saturday, January 28, 2012

Garden Design

Hello everyone,
    It is a cold windy day here so it is a good day for me to enjoy looking through my garden pictures from past years to see what changes I would like to make to the design of the garden. There are always changes that need to be made to improve color combo's or adding little bits onto the beds etc.
 So in the process I picked out some of my favorite summer collages just in case you too are in the mood for some garden color.

With January quickly coming to a close it won't be long until I am seriously longing to get back in the garden but for now I will be content to just know that garden season is coming soon!

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik today for Show off Saturday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Jan said...

Oh how your photos make me yearn for Spring. Beautiful gardens!


Angela said...

Absolutely stunning.

Leslie's Garden said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I so wish I had more sun so I could get more blooms out of what I've got. The picture with the daffodils and other early spring blooms, is that an area that just goes dormant, or do you over plant it with something for summer? I never know what to do with those areas.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I am so ready for some garden color. Your garden photos are lovely. What program do you use for your collages?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your gardens are just so beautiful, Carolyn! I can't imagine how you can improve on what I'm seeing! We finally got some sun today, and even though it is very windy and cold, it is wonderful to see.

NEFİSE said...

İnanılmaz...rüya gibi...çok güzel!

Clara said...

So very beautiful. I love the blue painted wicker. Thank you for sharing.

My name is Riet said...

You have the most beautiful garden all year round and I love your collages of all the lovely spots. You are fabtastic in styling.
Have a nice weekend

Unknown said...

Carolyn sono rimasta incantata da queste immagini:D
E' magia!!
Buon weekend
Baci dall'Italia

Shabby soul said...

I'm always in the mood to make a tour of a such magnificent garden, darling Carolyn! Gorgeous, wonderful!
Have a serene week end

Anne said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely photos of your garden.It is cold and snowing here today.The wind is really whipping.And I am dreaming of a garden just like yours.We are almost there.Let's see if that old groundhog sees his shadow.

Victorian1885 said...

I too am dreaming of Spring so I can see your beautiful garden come to life thru your Blog! You have such a gift for design and colour! Take care my PEI Friend!


Vivi said...

Det er nogle meget skønne billeder du viser af din have, og så mange dejlige blomster du har :-)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So beautiful--makes me so anxious for spring and summer!

Nette said...

Absolutely lovely! Wonderful atmosphere that makes me want to be inside your pictures :-)

Grandma Carolee said...

Your beautiful garden photos lifted my spirit so much! It has been cold and raining here in Oregon, and I'm longing for sunshine so I can work in my garden again. My daughter, Sandy, told me about your blog...she knew I would love it.

Larry said...

Outstanding! I love your use of color, plant choices and combinations... and the art of your beautiful landscape in general!! Larry

Susan said...

Gorgeous. Loved the photos. I think painting the chair turquoise is a great idea. Susan

Anonymous said...

I am always in awe of how beautiful your gardens are. Perfect post on a cold winter's day.



Bonnie said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to walk through your garden with you. These pictures were captivating and so beautiful.

My husband usually complains when music comes on and I started turning it down. He said, turn that up. Nice! Think I'll stroll back through.

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous garden you have!! I'm a new follower of your blog and love all your beautiful garden pictures! I love flowers and I'm always looking for something new to add to my own garden. Thanks for sharing. :)


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

HI Carolyn,
I can't wait to see what will bloom in your garden this coming spring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collage of photos. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

June said...

I always love seeing your beautiful garden in bloom no matter the season Carolyn. I wish I could raise beautiful delphiniums like you can there. I lose so many every winter and have to keep starting over by adding more every year.
I just love getting inspiration from you!

Heaven's Walk said...

Excuse me a moment while I dry my keyboard from all the drooling I've been doing while looking at your photos, Carolyn! hehehe! Do you design gardens for a living?? If you don' should! Speaking of which...I'd love to hear any ideas you may have for my back yard. Would you be willing to look at some photos and make suggestions?? ♥

xoxo laurie

Lana said...

Absolutely beautiful! I live in Alberta and have never been to PEI. Hope to get across Canada someday

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Bravo, Carolyn!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Wow I love these photos they are absolutely beautiful you have such a wonderful garden

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Wow, Carolyn, your garden is just a dream! It's gorgeous!
Have a nice Sunday

Christine said...

Ce jardin est une splendeur !

Landbohaven said...

Rigtig gode billeder.
Hvor har du en smuk have og så mange skønne blomster.
Tak for rundvisnngen.

Elzie said...

Just beautiful.
A quick visit to say have a nice Sunday.
Love Elzie

Edith DUTERTRE said...

cela fait un bien fou de porter son
regard sur des fleurs printanières
merci pour cette plongée
de couleurs

Cotton Peony said...


You make me yearn for spring, yet this is the best winter in some time here and I'm sure there too.

I hope that you'll come and visit my new blog; as I shut down Olivia & Me recently.

with love,
Cotton Peony

A New England Life said...

Now there's a glorious full-time job right there! I wish I could hire someone to come in and help design my garden. I have high aspirations but somehow once everything comes into bloom I feel disappointed. Maybe if I peruse your photos a bit they will give me some inspiration : )

I can hardly wait to plant seeds!

Regiane Bitencourt said...

Hi, my name is Nair and I'm from Brazil. I love those photos and your garden is so beautiful. Your blog is fantastic. Have a nice week! Kisses.

Oi, meu nome é Nair e sou do Brasil. Eu amei as fotos e seu jardim é lindo. Seu blog é fantástico. Tenha uma boa semana! Beijos.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful garden! It looks like something out of a magazine. :)


Pondside said...

Isn't it lovely to look back at the beauty of the summer past and then to look forward to seeing the plants that are old friends, and to introducing one or two new ones?

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Wish my garden was as big as yours......Your photo's keep inspiring me. Your plant combinations look beautiful!

Hope you had a lovely Sunday?

Lieve groet & happy new week!

Madelief x

Karen said...

Hi carolyn
What an absolutely dream garden.Love all your teacups too.
Kind Regards

Karen said...

Hi Carolyn Me again
I have a question how does the garden survive all that snow so beautiful? Here in my part of the world we don't get snow.
Kind Regards

Evi said...

it is the MOST beautiful garden I have ever die for.
Keep dreaming,

Gail said...

Love it all

S.N.Hijaab said...

i have never seen such lovely nature
loving it
tooooooooo good

i have joined ur blog
plz follow mine too

Linda said...

Carolyn, you have the most beautiful garden I have ever seen! I love it. I just had to share it with my husband when he came in the room as I was reading your blog. He loved it too! Nice statues too.

Prince Edward Island must be a glorious place! You are greatly blessed!

Have a lovely week ahead!

Love, Linda

Lady Chris said...

Your pictures of your garden are gorgeous!!