Wednesday, August 22, 2012


When going back through a bunch of my garden postings…I realized I rarely share with you landscape photo’s of my garden.  Mostly just plant or bloom photo’s as I feel as though living in a “fish bowl'” with neighbors homes in the back ground just isn’t share worthy.  We have planted arborvitaes around much of the back yard and Bradford Pear Trees along one of the fence lines.  However, to save money we bought the smaller sized plantings and each year we hope we will see more and more privacy.  So I thought today, I could share a few photo’s of my landscape. 
This photo shows the view while I sat and had my coffee this am.  This patio area’s feature is the Japanese White Snowbell Tree in the center with boxwoods, roses, hardy fuchsia, tiger lily, calla lily, iris, bleeding hearts, lupin, delphinium, phlox, peony, and Sedum kamtschaticum ‘variegatum’ as a groundcover.  Of course these all do not bloom at the same time, but there is always something pretty coming into bloom when something is leaving.

The delphiniums must be very happy this year!  This is the first time I’ve ever had them return in the garden. This is also the first time to see them bloom more than once here in my gardens…this will be the third time it has come into bloom! no complaints here! 

Another view of this same area.
Here a are the fragrant roses blooming right now!
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The Rose Terrace is finally looking better than in past weeks.  The top row was filled with Winchester Cathedral Roses and the lower row was filled with Brother Cadfael. Nastarana Climber and Isaac Pereire Climber are growing on the bird house poles..below the terrace is candy tuft ground cover with a new row of heuchra and hostas that I’ve recently planted from starts from my own garden. Throughout the rose terrace is alyssum and johnny jump ups allowed to grow wherever they please. 
Inside this archway is a new secret garden that I’ve started over this past year all with starts from my garden.    The archaway is blessed with climbers Colette rose and a pinkish/purple clematis. At the base of the arch is lithadora ground color and lady’s mantle.
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I will share with you all of what is beyond the arch way next week.  So much beauty to come!
Opposite of the archway is this view. On the left is Rose of Sharon with lavender, pin guara, alyssum, Rhododendron Impeditum and spent daylily’s.
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Please link up your gardening posts to the Cottage Garden Party this week!!! To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
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Jeannie Clemens said...

I covet your garden!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful images from your garden, Tracie! Is the party happening on this post--I didn't see where to link up?

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.


Kathy said...

Each is more beautiful then then one before. You have a fabulous garden.

priscilla said...

Beautiful gardens !

Bernideen said...

I love your secret garden and your "landscape" is wonderful. Every aspect of your garden is a delight - please come link today to "Tea In the Garden" as this would be perfect!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Tracie: Your garden is so beautiful. I would never think that you might live in a fishbowl. Your secret garden is the ultimate..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Penny said...

What a beautiful garden! I can't wait to see more !! Hugs, Penny

NanaDiana said...

Your gardens are just beautiful, Tracie. I love them and can almost smell the perfume rising from them. You can tell you have put a lot of hard work into them. xo Diana

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

It is all so pretty! I really need to fill my gardens in more. I always love seeing your beautiful gardens.


April's Homemaking said...

Your garden is so beautiful! Your roses and other flowers are so pretty!

Debra said...

My goodness now THOSE are some VIEWS...so very lovely!!! :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... oooh, I love your landscape photos... you have the most gorgeous yard!... thanks so much for your visit today... miss you!... xoxo Julie Marie

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Your fish bowl is bigger than my fish bowl and prettier too!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Absolutely breath taking!!


Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Oh boy! I love seeing your landscape and gardens!
You have done a beautiful job and all your plants look beautiful! Your boxwoods remind me of mine! My delphiniums have been surprising me too! I guess it's their kind of year! Hope they come back next year!
I can't wait to see next weeks post!

W. Latane Barton said...

This is such an abundance of beautiful flowers. I so enjoyed them all.