Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Garden Tour…. An Inspiring Achievement

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Today our garden club visited a beautiful 34 year old, 6 and a half acre garden in a neighboring town.  It belongs to a local physician and his lovely wife.  They graciously welcomed out members to stroll their lovely garden on this humid summer morning.  This is the plantings welcoming you up the driveway. 
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As you draw closer to the home you are greeted with mixed annuals, perennials and evergreens.
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I especially loved the color scheme in this area.
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You can tell there was something blooming in these borders all of the gardneing season giving it wonderful interest for many months.
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The first pathway led you to a shaded garden of hydrangeas and various shrubs.
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There were lovely points of interest scattered everywhere you turned.  I especially loved this fountain trio.
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As you traveled on there was a more sunny area with loads of color and vast array of types of blooming plants.
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Many areas were very tranquil and let to a feeling of peace, even the air seemed cooler.
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The pathways of this garden were every changing, with so many inspiring ideas.
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The pond in the Japanese garden was simply stunning.
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Each level and corner brought new surprises.
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Here are more of the lovely paths.
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I especially loved this one with the pastel blooms.
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We visited the garden in mid-July and many plants are showing stress.  But this garden had so many lovely things, you would never guess we have had two weeks w/o rain and high 90 degree temperatures.
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The paths lead around to the back of their home.
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Which has beautiful borders and gracious curves.
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Including a small rose garden with this beauty in bloom.
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I am happy for the opportunity to have toured the garden today, many things are now popping into the "design book in my head."  I did tour this garden about 10 years ago and am amazed how it has changed and grown… that is why I am calling this post…. An Inspiring Achievement.
The story is better told from an article that appeared in a local magazine…..
And more photos can be found here
Happy Gardening….Brooke

10 comments :

  1. Marvellous tour ... adored the pathways, particularly the one surrounded by those pretty Impatiens. Loved the pond area in the Japanese Garden ... so much beauty in this garden.

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  2. What an amazing garden. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  3. This was so pretty :-) Thank you, for sharing it with us....

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  4. How beautiful the gardens are. Thank you Brooke for the tour.

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  5. Hi Brooke, Amazing. I love the different areas and the pathways and plantings...just lovely. They must have help. What a delightful morning it must have been.

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  6. This looks like a lovely, peaceful place.
    Garden tours are a wonderful place for ideas.

    Thanks,
    Linda...

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  7. Loved touring this garden with you. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  8. Hi Brooke, you shared might blog recently on FB-- thanks for that, and what a fun site. Keep up the great blog!

    Carolyn

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  9. Hi Brooke, Garden tours are my favorite summer pass time:-) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely day! I have been admiring your rose photos in your sidebar, it's something I have meant to do. I am feeling inspired.. thanks:-)
    Bella

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  10. What a beautiful and serene garden! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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