Friday, May 25, 2012

An Enchanted Garden

I don't usually do garden posts.  I have a black thumb, pulling weeds makes me very grumpy, and I am just plain not into it.  However, my sister keeps insisting that gardening is just like interior design, only with natural elements.  You still have to consider texture, color, shape, size, etc...  You know what?  She's right! 

Even though it gives me a headache to do yardwork, I do love/appreciate/enjoy a beautiful garden, so here are a few elements that I find particularly magical:

Water features...

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Potted fruits...
(ahem, notice that I am drawn to hot weather fruits that are impossible to grow in the Pacific NW!)

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Espaliered branches and vines...

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Inviting walkways, ideally in full bloom...

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What makes a garden enchanted for you?

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


10 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous post!!!!! For someone who has a "black thumb' you get a blue ribbon for putting together and recognizing such exquisite outdoor spaces. Just stunning!

Splendid Sass said...

Oh my gosh!! I can't choose a favorite. There is so much beauty here.
Happy Memorial Day, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Such beautiful images...beautiful landscape is integral to a wonderful home...we often wish that clients would let us continue on outside...sometimes we do. Have a great weekend. Mona

The Buzz Blog said...

My enchanted garden would be a combination of all of the above, tended and cared for by someone other than myself! I hear you about the weeds and have a battle to wage over the weekend. Hope you have a wonderful one!
xxoo

Splendid Willow said...

Hi my friend,

Come over and do some weeding together with me - and we can be grumpy together! (:

Wishing you a wonderful & long weekend!

Hugs to you,

Mon

P.S I want to bring you and Marianne to a fun event early June. E-mail to come.

michele said...

i will do your weeding, barbara. and tina, monika, and marianne's. seriously. it relaxes me and i feel like i am exactly where i should be (closer to earth? i dunno.). the neighbors worry sometimes. is she not dehydrated by now? is she REALLY still at it? what is she wearing anyway?

thank you for so many handsome handsome images to brighten my evening.

smiles to you.

michele

cindy hattersley design said...

Love the pics of the potted citrus...how do they get them to look so healthy...mine never look like that...as usual always beautiful images. I swear our minds run in the same cycle. You do a post that I already have in my docket...but you always do it so much better!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

We saw so many gorgeous gardens in Italy last month! One after another! Your pictures are equally wonderful and I agree with your sister. I don't do nearly as much as I used to, because it kills my back, but I find pruning to be almost therapeutic! Hopefully you have a mature garden and a good gardener. Lots of plants love your climate!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful!

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

These are beautiful! So much inspiration here. I am trying to learn to be better at planning my garden instead of everything being so willy nilly. These will be great reference pictures!
-Lane

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