Friday, May 11, 2012

Garden Tour #4 or What I Like to Call the Garden of My Dreams

I saved the best for last!

Worker Bee and I both thought this was our favorite garden.

Garden #5

A Garden of My Dreams

Bliss............gorgeous pink roses lining the walkway to the front door.

Under dappled shade these roses are so lovely!  
(Did you know I LOVE pink roses?  Worker Bee does - what a smart bee he is.)

And that picket fence - lined with gorgeous snapdragons. 

As you approached the front porch, an old rusty mailbox stored garden gloves and tools.  So charming!

This path led from the front porch to the side yard entrance.

Who doesn't love a bicycle basket filled with flowers?

Love the red wagon too!   
This was just on the other side of that slider.
Foxgloves......sweet peas in a basket....and do you see the nasturtiums?  (Silly Worker Bee and I call these nasties.  Do you have nicknames for plants?  Or is that just something Worker Bee and I do?)  
So much cottage garden charm! 
Sweet little potting area....

But then we come to one of my favorite areas - their patio!

Hello!  Don't you just love that table and box window (I think that's what it was) on the wall?  Her attention to detail was amazing!  

Go ahead......just enjoy the eye candy!

Doesn't that table look like it's right out of the pages of a magazine?  You may have noticed I have a thing for a lot of things, but I really have a thing for ivy and candles.  

Not only did she have gorgeous flowers and public spaces, but her veggie garden and compost area were cottagey and charming too.

Yep, here's some more eye candy!

Do you think she would let me move into her yard?  I could set up a little tent - maybe even a cottagey little tent made out of a quilt - can't you see it?  I'd blend right in, don't you think?

Well, thanks for coming along with me on all our garden tours.  If you missed them, you can see them here, here, and here.  Worker Bee and I tremendously enjoyed our 22nd anniversary date and I'm glad you came along.

And you never know what you'll find as you're strolling to a garden.....

Something perfect for Sewing Bee!
My mom (aka Sewing Bee) has a thing for bunnies.  (Hey! Something I don't have a thing for! Will wonders never cease?)
I just knew she'd adore these sweet little bunny topiaries!

I'm trying to convince her she should name her new little home
Bunny Run Cottage!
What do you think?  Any other suggestions for her cottage with bunny in it?  

And, of course, how can I resist linking up with Pink Saturday for those gorgeous pink roses?

Just found a new garden party over at Fishtail Cottage!  Won't you join the fun there?


  1. SO beautiful & inspiring! Love all the gardens you toured...and I LOVE the pink roses & "nasties" too--never called them that (but their one of my favorites!)

    What a lovely way to spend your anniversary! Our 24th was on Monday...and I was sick! Not quite as fun!

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend, my friend!


  2. Oh, this is my favorite, too!! Love the pink roses, and the bike and radio flyer!! So fun!! I have always wanted a claw bath tub to have in my backyard filled with flowers!! ;) Happy Mother's Day!! ;) xo Heather

  3. Oh, how charming! Lovely gardens, sweet details. Happy Mothers Day~

  4. And how well do you know us?? Very Well... you just knew this would be our favorite!! Everything about this garden is just darling!!!
    So glad you had a Happy Anniversary!! And Happy Mother's Day!!


  5. OOOH- Your post just reminded me to get off the computer and do some YARD WORK!! You can call me Lazy Bee!
    Nice visiting you- Have a Happy Mother's day and Pink Saturday!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  6. Such a beautfil garden. I love the old mailbox with the gloves and hat. So lovely. A garden that pretty would make me want to never leave home
    blessings to you.

  7. Definitely a garden that would fill anyone's dreams.

  8. There were so many wonderful things in this garden, but my favorite was the pink snapdragons and white flowers in front of the picket fence! SOOOO cottagy! Happy Mother's Day!

  9. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my!

    m ^..^

  10. Oh, Be Still My Heart...those red roses! What a lovely garden this is. You know, my other favorite rose is the pink rose. The path from the front porch to the side yard is so enchanting. Everything is so green and groomed. What a charming place to be. The red roses made my day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. Thank you so much for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden party! I love all the inspiration you shared especially the bright pink roses lining the walkway with the white flowers....and the bunny topiaries are so very fun! love them! xoxo, tracie

  12. Wow, what a beautiful garden!! I love all the roses and foxgloves, etc...
    Hope you had a very happy Mother's Day!

  13. Happy Mother's Day. It would be wonderful to be a part of Seasonal Sundays. You might be interested in my $100.00 Give Away.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. I just found your blog...and I'm a new follower. I think I'm going to like it!

  15. Now your talkin my language. Love, love this garden! Do you have room in your tent for me? I'll bring the snacks. Cottage gardens are my favorites also. Bunny topiary is pretty cute. Sewing Bee really should have one. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hi Sweet Bee,
    Gorgeous garden! A lot of attention and energy put into it, very loving!
    If you are so over the moon about ivy here is a tip for you: for my Christmas dinner table I put a white linnen tablecloth, go into the garden to pick long twigs of ivy. The full bushy end I place in the middle, so that the end tips hang over the side or reach the end of the table. You place some ornaments and candles in between and you have the most wonderful table setting. You could do this of course any time, not just over Christmas ;-)
    Have a try! There is always ivy to be found climbing into trees.
    Happy day!

  18. Wow! LOve your blog and the garden pics so much! Everything is Beeee-utiful:) Wish it was warmer up here so our roses would bloom,hey come check out whats bloomin in my Northern garden.thanks,Deidre~

  19. That is one amazing garden! Oh, the inspiration that could be found there! Thanks for the great pictures. I am going to have to make one of those "window" boxes!


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