There’s no place I’d rather be than in my cottage gardens. There is such a sense of connection with God and nature when I am tending to the gardens. My gardens were created by using “rooms”. The front is the lady’s garden room because several lady statuaries were used.
The left side of the garden is under our front window, facing East and gets a little more sun because the South sun peeks across the outside edge seen here.
The garden area underneath the main living area windows. A grecian woman water fountain. The area has two boxwoods in the background and filled in with hosts, ferns woodland poppies and containers filled with Impatient’s for color.
Before we head over to the side garden I wanted to share a few photos of our Fall porch, 2014. We are so excited to be featured in BH&G Fall Porch slideshow!
A pitch fork was used to hang a fall wreath!
We are now back to the outside of the last garden bed that line our blacktop driveway.
A view of the side garden which ends at the cement curb, you can see Mr. C walking in our driveway. The driveway not the left is our neighbors. The red leaf tree in front is a Japanese Maple. The three tall shrubs against the house are Lilacs. The vine covered arbor is the entrance to our back gardens. This whole area as a charming feel with the very large Silver Maple tree well over 70 years old!
Under the arbor is our gate…
The sign reads The Garden of the Home! We enter the sun garden area…
Looking back at the fence are some Delphiniums, Cleome, Blue Salvia in front and I love using old windows in the garden.
On the other side of the garden facing back to the garden gate.
I like using unexpected elements in the garden, a thrift store wicker headboard makes a great trellis.
Pink phlox, blue Victoria Blue Salvia and pink Cleome’s
The whole South side of the fence is covered in a white trellis where roses, morning glory and tomatoes are grown. Growing vertically is a great use of a smaller garden and sun.
The sun garden use to be our driveway to the garage. Living in the old part of town we make an opening to the garage off the alley and filled in the driveway to have a garden instead.
Moving farther down the sun garden to the back (outside garage).
Across from the climbing hydrangea is a wisteria covered arbor that is the entrance to my secret garden pond area.
We are lucky, Ms. Wisteria is in her full bloom.
Under the arbor is a pea gravel and flagstone path to the secret garden and pond area.
The first thing you see on the right is a birdbath with Impatient filled container at the foot of the garden sitting area.
Behind the birdbath is the seating area…this is my area, and my dear husband will not sit out here because he refers to it as being too feminine! That’s OK by me.
This photo was taken from the back porch toward the arbor.
Back at the arbor, on the left side..
As you stand up under the arbor and look straight ahead is the our garden outdoor dinning area.
At the base of the arbor is a Miss Bloodgood Japanese Maple tree
Across from the pond sitting area, behind the pond is another sitting area to stop and enjoy the surrounding garden areas. There’s a total of three sitting areas around the pond to take time to widdle away the hours in serenity,
Across from the pond, behind the seating area, is another arbor that leads to a Late Afternoon garden area..
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my gardens, anytime your in the area stop by and sit awhile.