I cant tell you how much I love to create a beautiful garden for not only my enjoyment but more importantly for family and friends to gather and have fun!
Our last home was a beautiful old Victorian ( which was the "scary house" on the block when we bought it.. no gardens or even grass in the back yard !) So we basically started from scratch!
Over the 12 years we lived there we gradually fixed it up and brought it back to its beautiful self. One thing we did every summer was to expand and improve upon our gardens and ponds, which gave us such joy.
Over the 12 years we've had 2 garden weddings ( one was mine to my husband Russ and the other one was my beautiful daughter Ashley's wedding to her husband Joel). My husbands 50th (surprize) Birthday Bash and a wedding shower.Also including many other birthday parties and just relaxing times sharing good company.
Many beautiful moments happen in the garden
and I love to create spaces of comfort and serenity and many of us know how expensive that trip to the store can be by the time you buy plants,garden furniture,seeds, the " fun things" seem to be put on the back burner. So that is why I thought this series would be fun because I have been known to create and showcase "crazy" things in the garden... just ask my husband!! I even taught workshops on creating the fun,funky and recycled for the garden!!
Yes we have had old vintage bikes with ivy in each side basket climbing on it and a huge old mirror hanging on the side of the carriage house! So I will share many of my "secrets" including projects I have done or am in the process of doing each week! I think a garden should be fun and "talked about" :) In a good way of course! I love to help inspire other people to think outside the box and find their creative self!
|A beautiful addition of a trellis to have the vertical view of color|
|Believe it or not... I found this on the side of the road and come to find out it is an antique coal stove! I added a faux birdcage to the top with a trailing plant inside.|
|Well, instead of moving this HUGE stump I figured I would just use it as a plant stand! I put a basket on top and added a pretty combination of annuals.|