International Rose Test Garden, Portland, OR
Isle of Dreams -
We always dreamed of our own private island, so we created one!
This is the fountain, shells, lobster pot, ship's wheel and island tropicals.
I love this area in a friend's yard. The garden statuary of a little girl and boy totally engrossed in their reading seems to set just the right tone for the area. I always want to join them, sit down on that bench and get lost in a good book of my own.
Decorative Bird House, aka "Air Mail"
While strolling in West Palm Beach, we found these children...
Relaxing in the garden~~~~~
We're off to see the Wizard!
An old wagon wheel from our family farm provides a nice backdrop for one of my rosebushes.
A photo looking over the top of the blooms on my Distant Drums rosebush and at the Garden Angel which is the centerpiece for this rosebed.
birdbath in winter
for the birds
Red metal sculpture makes quite a contrast to the green and brown of the landscape
A damsel fly formed of wood blends into the beauty of the desert
A friend painted this beautiful dragonfly for me. It was originally a garden stake, but I wanted to give it place of more prominence where everyone could enjoy it as much as I do. It seems to be just perfect right here.
The trellis my husband, Jack, made for me on the fireplace wall with clematises.
Even against the white of the snow this cast iron gate reminds me of the dahlias that surround it in summer and fall.
Bronze angel cover by iron arbor
angel with arbor
I always wanted a arbor swing with roses climbing up it. My father, age 80 built this arbor swing for my birthday 2 years ago and we planted Dream Weaver Pink Climbing roses on either side of the swing. This year the swing looked so pretty in full bloom I had to take a picture of it. Thanks Dad!
Home and garden in a globe.
Our backyard shed
Terracotta pots on a wall
Cabbage leaf birdbath
Arbor built my my husband for our bleeding heart vine...leads to the garden pathway.
Not really a skating ramp. But it could be.
you really shouldn't...i've learned the hard way!
'Sunny' Bird Bath. Recycled and Renewed.
butterfly sculpture set amongst the violas
One of 25 participants in our county's "Quilt Trail" agricultural and tourism project designed to promote and celebrate our community pride.
cherub figure with Antique petunia
My favourite Scarecrow. Could this mean Omelette tonight ??
East Channel Lighthouse in Grand Island, MI
First snow in my garden, covering the glass globe ornament hanging from my Red Maple tree.
my attempt at creating rock creatures in the garden
Succulent hostess in a nearby garden
Hungry Monster ISO frogs!
One half of the sculpture "Monument to a Tree", by Carl Floyd, graces an artistic landscape compliments of Mother Nature.
The Toledo Botanical Garden.
A stone water trough, carved by George Carruth.
TheToledo Botanical Garden.
Looking over the hedge into a private garden in Charleston, SC, presided over by Neptune.
Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina
Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina
Rose arbor with rooster and Japanese maples on a May morning in our North Georgia garden.
Playing in the Japanese maple
Poiseden in the "red sea"
Blue Ceramic wine bottle we made into wind chimes for the garden
My husband made this pergola for our patio
Amazing art and scupltures throughout this garden.
This is a structure made using blue glass bottles.
Morning glories taking over on my barbeque grill.
Gazebo in the park.
View of Hartford CT
Inside the gazebo
Double hollyhock by old barrel in south garden.
Angel figurine and roses in back garden.
ultimate in garden art
A wonderful gnome hiding in the foilage
A Garden Gnome hiding under the leaves
Kitty and morning dove bonding...
A 4' x 6' mosaic leading into the back yard. It took the entire winter to make it and I noticed in spring that my usual winter mail order plant purchases were greatly decreased. I should think of another to make this winter :)
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