Monday, March 17, 2014

Garden Tour Past & Present

                                                                     Hello everyone,

                I hope you enjoyed your last weekend of winter. It was a wintry one here but spring is
                on the way! I am continuing on with our garden tour today with more of my favorite
               garden shots.

                                 Foxglove,shaska daisies and blue campanula with nepata at the
                                 I do love tucking statues into the various garden rooms.
                                    Hydrangea in foreground on a misty morning.

                                                        A garden bench to sit and enjoy!
                                       The pink fairy rose is one of my favorites.
                                             And this is my favorite gardener!!!

                                               Phlox ,sedum and beebalm on the right.
                                       Constance Spry is another beautiful rose with a clematis in the
                                      background ~ good companions.
                                   Our hillside garden in August with daylillies and coneflowers.
                                Now for a little reality check......our garden a few days ago,
                                after several cm. of snow and then freezing rain.

              I couldn't leave you in the cold so I had to end with a pleasant
                         summer evening shot to dream on.

                        If you would like to enjoy beautiful garden photos you can
                        check out my gardens pinboard here.

                                                  Thank you for all your sweet comments on my
                                                  last post.   The clematis on the old birdhouse
                                                  is Ville de Lyon for those who asked.

                                                            Hope you have a good day!



Susan Freeman said...

Stunning! Your garden looks lovely covered in snow too but I am longing to see it in spring once again.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Prairie Charm said...

Such a beautiful place! I can`t get my eyes off it :-) I see you do it with your full heart... Alexandra

Laura Smith said...

Beautiful! It amazes that such beauty finds its way year after year from such frigid ground. Your husband in his cap looks like Alec King from Avonlea might have found his way to your garden.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! Love seeing all the flowers as we don't have any here yet. You've got such great structures on your property that even with snow and ice it looks great!

Miki Wade said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm an avid gardener as well and I'm counting the days! It's encouraging and makes me wander out in the garden even on a rainy here in the Pacific Northwest!

Love your snow scenes too. Thank you!


Marilyn Miller said...

And we do dream on your photos for sure! The last one is dream worthy.

Unknown said...

Oh Carolyn, you and your husband are just amazing. Everything you touch just turns to gold! Everything! xo Jen

Pamela Gordon said...

Your gardens and property are beautiful anytime of the year but I much prefer the non winter scenes with all the gorgeous colour. You must be getting anxious to get out there, although it's a lot of work throughout out the gardening season.

Mim Williams said...

Just simply stunning! What a gift you have, so happy you want to share it with all of us.
I have a question - do you actually maintain all of this yourselves? What a tremendous amount of work & time must go into it. Kudos to you!

podso said...

I can see why these would be your favorite shots, but any where in your garden seems to be beautiful, at least you photos show that. The snow scenes are beautiful too but I know you are quite ready for spring to arrive,

Alicia said...


Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....The garden shots make my heart beat faster. I can't WAIT until your gardens bloom again.

Carolyn, do you know the woman in the statue who is holding the top of her dress? The reason I ask is that I recently bought a statue for the flower garden. She is similar in features to yours except mine, I think, is made from cement.

I looked on Google to try to find her in Greek or Roman mythology, but, alas could not find her.

I was just curious. I LOVE all your garden statuary. Susan

Erin said...

Beautiful garden even in winter! Your beds are so full of beautiful blooms! I know it takes a lot of work...I can tell you love doing it!!!! Just beautiful!

shirley flavell said...

Beautiful snow scenes. Don't have snow where I live in N.Z.I'm sure Spring will be not too far away for you.Still very warm here although some Autumnal changes. Shirley N.Z.

Kathryn Bechen said...

Love the statues and the last arbor shot! :) Spring will be here soon!

Andi's English Attic said...

Always ready to take a stroll around your garden. Ours is still a bit of a bog from all the rain we've had and the grass has grown through the greenhouse floor!
I have a similar statue which I want to surround with lavender but the lavender doesn't seem to want to grow. xx

Tempus fugit said...

Thank you for the name of the clematis, it's on my wish-list now ;-)

A Garden of Threads said...

Good Morning Carolyn, I enjoyed the tour of the garden, especially with all the colourful the flowers. I don't want any more snow.

I have friends visiting P.E.I. this summer and was wondering if your garden is open to the public on certain days during the week.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

You & your "Favorite gardener" have green thumbs and your love of gardening shines through.Gorgeous pictures...colors and snow covered too.The clematis was beautiful as all the flowers are and structures. Thanks for sharing.

Carla from The River said...

I love the photo of your Favorite Gardener.
xx oo

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your gardens are so lovely, I can see why people tour them. And your photography is beautiful. Love that picture of your husband.

shirlgirl said...

Are those real candles in the chandelier or is it wired? It is so pretty in that outdoor setting.

Unknown said...

It's been a long time since I first came across your blog, and every post after that first one is a continuation of being inspired by it.
So, hereby I must thank you.
Without even knowing it, unintentionally, you have re-awaken my love for my garden. You have made me pick up my trowel and a packet of seeds.

Have a wonderful day, dear.


Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your gardens are so beautiful and I like the winter scenes too. We are waiting (not so patiently) here on Long Island for warmer days ahead and spring blooms. Your gardens are a wonderful sight!

Madelief said...

Your garden looks absolutely beautiful Carolyn, summer or winter!

I enjoyed the photo of your favourite gardener :-)!

Happy day!

Madelief x

LuAnn said...

Hi Carolyn! Your gardens are stunning! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful! I enjoyed your tour today.

Carolyn said...

Hi Shirlgirl,
The candles are real but the terrace is also wired and has fairy lights on the ceiling.

Thanks for visiting!

Unknown said...

This is probably one of the most delightful gardens I’ve ever seen. Everything you see around is literally a pleasant sight. Kudos to the landscaper and keeper of this little haven. Thanks for giving us a virtual tour!

Richard Zimmer @ Tapestry, NJ