A SRING GARDEN TOUR OF MERLIN'S HOLLOW


I don't know about you, but I am more than ready for a little spring! Today, I want to share with you a beautiful spring garden called Merlin's Hollow.
This is a landscape designer's home garden. Enclosed by a cedar hedge there are four garden "rooms". Each "room" is an enclosed green space that can be entered through an arbor.
The four rooms are: a Perennial Flower Garden, a Fragrant Garden (with a thyme lawn), a Rock and Water Garden (with a stream and pond), and a Winter Garden (a formal knot garden that looks great even in winter). You can see a garden plan in the original blog post.
To see more of this garden, visit this blog post:
http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2011/05/merlins-hollow-aurora-ontario.html
The vivid, blue wooden bench by the pond. You can see white Iris Bucharica in the lower left foreground and patches of blue Brunnera macrophylla and pink lungwort to the right of the bench.
The vivid, blue wooden bench by the pond. You can see white Iris Bucharica in the lower left foreground and patches of blue Brunnera macrophylla and pink lungwort to the right of the bench.
Iris Bucharica
Iris Bucharica
Spring Pea, 'Lathyrus vernus'
Spring Pea, 'Lathyrus vernus'
Looking into the "Fragrant Garden"
Looking into the "Fragrant Garden"
The "Rock and Water Garden".
The "Rock and Water Garden".
Yellow primrose
Yellow primrose
A rabbit ornament sits in the middle of a thyme "lawn" in the "Fragrant Garden".
A rabbit ornament sits in the middle of a thyme "lawn" in the "Fragrant Garden".
Double Bloodroot, 'Sanguinaria canadensis "Multiplex'
Double Bloodroot, 'Sanguinaria canadensis "Multiplex'
The bright blue bench in the "Rock and Water Garden".
The bright blue bench in the "Rock and Water Garden".
Checkered Lily, 'Fritillaria affinis'
Checkered Lily, 'Fritillaria affinis'
The "Winter Garden"
The "Winter Garden"
Cobalt blue colored Lungwort, Pulmonaria
Cobalt blue colored Lungwort, Pulmonaria
The "Perennial Flower Garden"
The "Perennial Flower Garden"

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  • DeMarie I
    on Feb 2, 2014

    I'm so ready for spring ((sigh)). What a gorgeous garden and tremendous work, I'm sure, as this didn't happen over night! A lot of planning and a good eye went into it.

    • Three Dogs in a Garden
      on Feb 2, 2014

      @DeMarie I Your right, the Merlin's Hollow garden is over 30 years in the making and is a consuming pastime for the two homeowners/gardeners who live there.

  • Carla Haselhorst
    on Mar 12, 2014

    Beautiful pictures, were they from spring 2013?

    • Three Dogs in a Garden
      on Mar 12, 2014

      @Carla Haselhorst Hi Carla, These pictures were actually taken a few years ago. I have been back to this garden a few times and it always blows me away.

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