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Saturday, May 24, 2014

private edens





my passion has always been the garden, when you are enthralled with nature wherever you go your eyes are always enchanted. my husband sees the road, gas stations, mcdonalds, i see endless green, golden hills, evergreens, fruit trees, wisps of flowers or banks of color. i am never bored in life, as long as i can i see, my passion allows everyday to be new and exciting when seeking beauty.

"Beautiful Country Gardens is a lavishly photographed book that highlights personal country gardens primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Each gardens is unique and reflects the owner's vision and plant material complimentary to its particular zone."





"i wanted a heady garden everywhere and plants to attract the bees, butterflies, and birds to give the garden life". me too...







"the passionate garden maker is also a self professed "plantaholic" and truly tireless in her pursuit of the rare and interesting, scouring catalogues, driving hundreds of miles to visit the out-of-the-way nurseries with storied stock, patiently hunting the most interesting variegation, the most exquisitely hued blossoms, the most winning bloom time or habit, and always arriving home from the excursion with an SUV laden to the rafters with plant material."

its like my life is splayed out before me, except i used a truck and no matter what i bought i maxed out at 500$ as the most i could squeeze in and haul home safely.



well chosen architectural elements vie with the punch of blossom color to provide visual and textural interest, coupled with water features, gorgeous glimpses and artistic touches abound.













as i scrolled down the pictures above i realized how many similarities i too have in my country garden...

finials...













alleys...



iron work...











statues...











lions...









fountains...



and gazebo...



ok, so i lack a life size chess board, i can still enjoy plenty of moves in my garden...




























with just a quick click you garden walk doesn't have to end, off you go through the garden gate to visit...