Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Garden Walk


Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan of A Southern Daydreamer. Beautiful outdoor photos can be found, when you stop by Susan’s, each Wednesday. Below is my contribution to Outdoor Wednesday this week.http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/





























I went on a Garden Walk on Sunday and toured about six houses, this one I'm blogging about is just one home, and it happens to be my bosses, she's an amazing gardener. The home is situated on an extra wide triple lot. The home is reminicent of the English Cottage style, with character, charm, and romance. Her and her husband have just moved in only 18 months ago and she has completely revamped the whole landscape that had been let go. The gardens were amazing, stunning, georgeous, fantastic and inspiring. They dug out old yews, removed huge pine trees and put in an incredible rock garden feature in the front of the home on a small hill...quite an ingenius way to use the land...it's all about vision. The variety of perenials is breathtaking mixed with annuals gives just the right color splash. The property is surrounded on each side and along the back with a stone wall "to die for", the stone was quarried when the house was built. There is an inground pool on the grounds but I missed getting photos of that, a really cute potting shed and porch boxes surround the front and side, a couple of arbor gates and just the right touch of adornmentation without being tacky. Take notice of the "conversation pieces", man and woman planter heads and I love the little cherubs "sharing a secret" and are a few others here and there. I manipulated a few photos in photoshop, the "heads" to give them a real old feel of texture, the full house shot to give a drawing effect, the flowers for a monet look, the cherubs for an artsy look and another one of the house. Come back on "Pink Saturday" this week and see a few more shots with all the pinks in them that I'm saving for that. I hope you enjoyed this little tour. Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now that is amazing that she only moved in 18 months ago and revamped it all! This is a wonderful walk. Your boss did an outstanding job with her grounds! And such a pretty house, too. Loved those heads with the plants growing from them. Such whimsy! Very pretty tour. Thanks so much for taking us along...

Happy Outdoor Wed!

XO,

Sheila :-)

xinex said...

What a beautiful yard! I especially like the natural looking steps...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They have done a great job - very pretty.
Glenda

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Michelle, what a wonderful post. I love that frog playing the violin that is just so sweet. The flowers are gorgeous, and I also really liked the heads that were planters, and the plants were there hair. Such a beautiful white picket gate. I love this home. You are so lucky to be able to tour it. Please stop by and say hi. Country hugs, Sherry

debbie said...

Dear Michelle,
Awesome house and you work for the person that owns it....beautiful
I love the head vases....I would be curious as to what plant the ladies hair is....that was just perfect for hair...
the flowers on the white picket gate were very sweet.....the whole post was very pretty and sweet
blessings
angel hugs
debbie

Riet said...

What a beautiful house and garden. Happy outdoor Wednesday

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Michelle, this is just stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Mary said...

It's amazing what a dedicated gardener can do in a short period of time. Your photos are terrific. I hope the garden tour was a huge success.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Thanks for taking us on youre gardenwalk. Really nice pictures.
Have a nice outdoor wednesday, Annemieke

Marsha said...

that is an amazing garden to have done in only 18 months. I love the "eyebrow" on their home and the matching arch on the arbor the most.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Michelle, I love the house and the beautiful gardens! It is truly amazing what she accomplished in just 18 months! I absolutely love those head planters! Those are so whimsical!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

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