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Romancing the Garden

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Just as I love romantic interiors, I love romance in the garden...and I plant flowers and trees to evoke that mood....below, the French antique rose Fantin Latour which has been in my garden for a long time!
Renowned for it's sweet perfume and full cabbage like form...sweet!
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Although the exterior of our home is not what I would have chosen if I built it, I try to soften and enhance what I have....the colour palette of white, soft pink and lavender suit our shade woodland garden...
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The Kolkwitzia tree "Pink Cloud " near our front porch...
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" Pink Cloud"
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Roses just beginning to bloom....
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More roses in the south border....and oak leaf hydrangeas...
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Flagstone paths lead to different "rooms " in the garden....
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The lower terrace.....
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Because of our location and dappled shade, moss grows every where, which I welcome here....
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...and here on a stone bridge crossing the stream....
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Stone stairs to the lower terrace, in full bloom....
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Cinderella "Fairy" rose.....
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Peony "Sarah Bernhardt " from my garden....
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.....and on my kitchen island....
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.....and conditioning them in my laundry room....
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....adding romantic touches here and there from the garden....

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Got a question about this project?

  • Lovesunique
    Lovesunique Arbuckle, CA

    Your home and garden are absolutely divine! The pictures are like a Home and Garden magazine story!!

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    It's just simply beautiful, I wish I had that kind of eye, it is indeed very romantic!

  • Statbd7

    Love your awesome garden in your flowerbed.My Favorite gardening quotes "Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see,

  • Anna Marie Gustafson
    Anna Marie Gustafson Cleveland, OH

    Lovely garden...

  • Ivory
    Ivory Orland Park, IL

    for what's showing, it's fabulous. However, I would loved to have seen the entire beautiful outdoor space instead of in pieces. your space appears very relaxing and inviting.

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