Romancing the Garden


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!
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
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...
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
The Kolkwitzia tree "Pink Cloud " near our front porch...
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
" Pink Cloud"
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Roses just beginning to bloom....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
More roses in the south border....and oak leaf hydrangeas...
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Flagstone paths lead to different "rooms " in the garden....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
The lower terrace.....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Because of our location and dappled shade, moss grows every where, which I welcome here....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
...and here on a stone bridge crossing the stream....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Stone stairs to the lower terrace, in full bloom....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Cinderella "Fairy" rose.....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
Peony "Sarah Bernhardt " from my garden....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
.....and on my kitchen island....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
.....and conditioning them in my laundry room....
romancing the garden, flowers, gardening
....adding romantic touches here and there from the garden....

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  • Karen | Decor Hint
    on Feb 17, 2018

    You clearly have a green thumb! Definitely pinning this for the inspiration and ideas. Thanks for sharing!
  • Carol Cole
    on Nov 20, 2018

    Your yard is so beautiful. What a wonderful touch. I would like to know the name of the first flower I saw? It is all so stunning, just absolutely beautiful.

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