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Garden Tour

Our small corner bed on the front walk welcomes you to our home. April blooms include peonies.

Our small corner bed on the front walk welcomes you to our home. April blooms include peonies and azaleas.

Hydrangea and day lilies in front of our home bloom in June.

Hydrangea and day lilies in front of our home bloom in June.

The pomegranate tree in the side bed draws lots of interest every year.

The pomegranate tree in the side bed draws lots of interest every year.

Early spring view of antique iron bed of flowers.

The arbor to our Secret Garden is home to Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose and Caldwell Beauty.

The arbor entrance to our Secret Garden is home to Zephirine Drouhin and Caldwell Beauty.

This Amethyst oak leaf hydrangea is on the back wall next to stone steps leading to the Secret Garden by way of an antique gate.

This Amethyst oak leaf hydrangea is on the back wall next to stone steps leading to the Secret Garden. It will turn a beautiful berry color and the dried blooms will retain that color well.

There are climbing roses in this bed next to the oak leaf hydrangea.

There are climbing roses in this bed next to the oak leaf hydrangea, and also a green rose.

Beautiful sunrise along the stone wall and perennial bed.

Beautiful sunrise along the stone wall and perennial bed.

Heading back to the secret garden along the rock wall. The grandchildren actually call this garden the "Bunny Bakery"

Heading back to the secret garden along the rock wall. The grandchildren actually call this garden the “Bunny Bakery,” because they like to put baby bunnies in the miniature conservatory that sits in the birdbath. Read about the Bunny Bakery Garden here.

Robin takes a bath in the new fountain feature.

Robin takes a bath in the new fountain feature. The rocks were quickly taken out of this water feature. I decided I preferred the water splashing into a pool of water.

updated pea gravel path to fountain area and newly mulched beds. Old Blush, Arch Duke Charles, Carefree Beauty, and pink lemonade honeysuckle in bloom.

Porch view of updated pea gravel path to fountain area and newly mulched beds. Old Blush, Arch Duke Charles, Carefree Beauty, Prospero, peony, and pink lemonade honeysuckle in bloom.

Earth kind and English Roses

Iron fountain is used as a centerpiece container garden in the English Rose Garden. Belinda’s Dream, Symphony, Mary Rose, and Prairie Harvest are in full bloom.

Brick lined court provides seating to overlook river. Caldwell Beauty in full bloom.

Brick lined court provides seating to overlook river. Caldwell Beauty in full bloom.

This metal container garden is an accent piece that has been used by the front door, on the back porch, on the patio, and in two wedding buffet settings. It was used here as part of an outdoor wedding backdrop.

Cardinals frequent the garden and once in awhile I am quick enough with the camera to catch them perched on a fencepost.

This pomegranate tree came up as a volunteer plant and has been producing fruit for 20 years! It’s a great conversation piece. It’s not unusual for people to stop by and ask about what kind of tree we have bearing that fruit.You can read more about our pomegranates in Pomegranate Picking Time.

Pomegranate tree and old garden mums

Pomegranate picking season with my helpers.

These old fashioned mums bloom after our other garden mums and extend the colors in the perennial bed near the pomegranate tree. The elephant ears came from small plants at the farmers market that were sold as vegetables.

Souvenir de la Malmaison, Rose Hall of Fame, 1843 rose is one of my favorites. I have it growing in three locations. This queen of fragrance and beauty is easy to propagate. I always want to have one available for bouquets.

Husband gathered all the rock for this parterre garden and we built it together. I have visions of  geometric vegetable plantings in this garden after we take care of the nutgrass problem.

Cornelia, hybrid musk (1925)

Cornelia, hybrid musk (1925)

The birdbath in this garden is a favorite spot to photograph baby bunnies.

The English Rose Garden in spring flush.

Pansies spill out of this broken urn a friend gave me to recycle as garden art.

Mary Rose is one of my English rose favorites.

This cottage garden has a pink and white theme. Mid April, it’s in full spring flush.

stone path, picket fence, ferns, perennial garden

The iron gate, bird bath terrarium, and red ornate iron gate post are among the metal ornaments in this garden.

Wild rose on antique gate

This wild rose enhances the ornate antique gate.

To see more garden photos, visit these posts ornamental elements in the garden, snow flurries in the gardenand front porch fall decor.

Thanks for spending time in the gardens. I appreciate the walk with you.

“but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

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