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My outdoor garden railroad -- Peru New York Approximately 1000 feet of track.. Plants are mostly perennials tho we do put in annuals such as geraniums.
The front yard of my little house with the big rock landscaping and flowerbeds project. I hauled each of these rocks home in my van over a 2 year period. It eventually took 4 years to finish placing all the rocks and adding perennials. Varied annuals added each year.
My secret garden...visible only from the back porch on our corner acre.
Perennial flower garden
Hail Happens... I still think it's a beautiful view. =)
Lower flower garden in the spring
Shade garden and rock wall that I built,myself
Tulips and Daffodils Take Over My Garden.
Sunny spring day.
Gardens in the evening sun.
Mixed perennial garden.
My succulent rockgarden consisting of Sedums and other drought resistant perennials.
Hottub Garden in the spring!
Down the Garden Path - Steve made the parrot and birdhouse to accent a portion of our sun garden. Here we have spring in bloom with a Japanese Tree Peony and azalea.
Astilbe in a setting created near my pond.
Walkway thru Sayen Gardens
Bridge in Sayen Gardens
View from my back door entrance. Betty Prior roses behind the fence with newly planted Autum Clematis that will cover the arbor. Ornamental grasses growing in the large black planters.
Inside the front gate of the Village Gardener. The large dovecote birdhouse is also occupied year round.
My grandson took a break from running around to enjoy a quiet moment above the pond
My dog's favorite place to keep watch.
A garden path.
This is the morning sun just starting to light up our flower garden one July.
My Garden of W'Eden
Spring garden with yellow Stella d"oro lily and purple hydrangea
garden path of annuals
Late July is one of our favorite times of the year when the garden is especially lush and the summer flowering shrubs and perennials are in full swing.
This is a view of my side/secret garden as taken from under our large cedar trees. This is a late spring view as azaleas and rhododendrons are still blooming.
My attempt at an "English" rose garden here.
This is a shot of the front of the Tuscany villa, planted with roses and annuals.
Beginning flagstone path June 2012
Pumpkins and Path October 2012
An annual "flower basket" directing your sight line to a vareigated dogwood. Villa Melzi - Bellagio, Italy
A grove of japanese maples around a water garden. Villa Melzi - Bellagio, Italy
I just love the autumn ferns. The bunnies love to hang out here!
My shade garden looks really bright with the azaleas & rhododendrons blooming. My statue is happy!
Part of the Drummond Castle gardens in Scotland
My new designed Cacti bed out front.
The location of these landscaped gardens is a giveaway with the Seattle, Washington Spaceneedle in the background. The million dollar plus homes in this section of town all had professionally landscaped yards and gardens.
Summer is coming to an end in Indiana.
Sweet Autumn Clematis in all it's glory. Dahlias in the foreground with Blue Mist Spirea and Russian Sage
Spring time in Indiana along the wall garden. Purple Salvia, Dwarf Hardy Geraniums, Lamb's Ear Hydrangea, Spirea and Jim Dandy Winterberry at far end.
from back door
One of our front garden areas. Landscaped to have a wildflowers garden in the back with the kissing angel lovers next to our pretty Hot Cocoa rosebush, plus a decorative solar light to help make for a romantic setting at night.
One of our backyard rosebeds and flower gardens. Loveland, Colorado - July 2012.
We planted dogwood, river birch, rough-stemmed asters and swamp sunflowers at the pond's edge to make our fall landscape a second spring.
Easily maintained front yard. Landscaped entrance is flanked by Lagerstroemia x fauriei 'Natchez' on both sides. Beds include Liriope muscari 'Variegata', and Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'.
Bridal Wreath Spiraea offers the pool-side garden an abundant amount of small white flowers followed by attractive foliage during the spring.
Yellow Foxtail Lilies with a back drop of Etoile Violet
We loved this outdoor container garden among our lunch cafe on the island of Vis, Croatia.
The essence of summer..
The path into the garden
My place in the sun
A sky blue garden urn is nestled in a sea of striking foliage. Its surroundings include a hardy fern, lamium, a variety of hosta cultivars and a nicely contrasting caladium.
A group of hosta cultivars, Heuchera 'Looking Glass', and emerging Asiatic lillies surround an etherial Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto' Japanese maple in early spring.
This photo taken in our backyard, on April 2012. Instead of having a lawn, we put in planters for perennials, succulents, & raised beds for vegetables. We added flagstones with grass in between.
House with bridge over Maryann Creek
The end of June is a wonderful time for this garden.
This garden is filled with astilbe, poppies and Japanese irises.
I took this photo of a beautifully landscaped cul-de-sac while visiting on the island of St. Kitts.
Revitalizing my patio garden
Japanese anemones mixed in shades of blue garden
“Although I am aged Plectranthus, I am still young at heart. ….Please give a vote to this aged lady and that stupid amateur camera. Thank you!”
"It seems I need to a diet program, the diameter of my leave is nearly 1 inch..... too fat! OMG!!......Who can help me?? If you wanna help, please give me a vote. Thank you!"
Sweet Williams, roses and spiderwort blooming.
The most beautiful flower in my garden, my little garden helper who likes so much to water!
Morning in the Orchard, Portsmouth, RI.
This is our north garden previously a driveway.
This is the north garden with a narrow focus. When we moved in 2008 there was nothing, except some ferns and a croton in the right side high bed. Everything your eyes can see was planted during this time. The vines growing at left were planted in five holes dug in the six inches thick concrete.
Private Garden in MI
Private Garden in MI
Early April in Bucks County: The view from our bedroom window of a ten year old garden/pool showing cherries, star magnolia, forsythia (Goldtide), conifers and daffodils.
Garden shed in Bucks County with New Dawn and two Dortmund climbing roses (one climbs twenty feet up into the sassafras on the left) in full bloom.
down the garden path...
shade garden, zone 4
Backdrop to a section of the Carving Studio W Rutland VT sculpture garden. Co-designed in 2009.
This shot highlights a garden on our driveway.
This is a picture of one of my tree peonies growing in a container in my brownstone garden.
Rustic Western garden landscape.
Overview of a Country Garden
This is the walkway that leads from the garage to the front door of my home.
This is the driest area of our yard, which we call "the desert" and we tried to make it look like the landscape alone Interstate 40.
Cheep Lunches - Bird Feeder in my garden
Climbing Roses on the front yard fence
Our dogwood tree makes a bold seasonal statement against the backdrop of the Miscanthus sinensis sitting at the edge of our pond with the afternoon sun shining through.
To save on water usage, many of my neighbors xeriscaped their yards. This yard features many native plants, river rocks in a "dry riverbed" that adjoins the 2 properties connected by a small bridge, pink crushed granite and yard art.
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