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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