Monday, April 24, 2017

Hammock Days




Hello everyone,

While spring has arrived here and the
garden is coming to life, a little more
each day I am not lazing around in
a hammock just yet! However, I 
am looking forward to some hammock
days in the garden soon.
I love the Jackmani superbra 
clematis above and below.


A vintage quilt for comfort on the
hammock by our pond with the
Boathouse in the distance.



A great spot to enjoy the view of the garden
but also enjoy the sound of our
babbling brook in the woods behind.

Iced tea, anyone?



Or maybe lemonade? This was taken in
our Chelsea Garden.

It is so peaceful here by
the pond in early autumn.

Even in winter a hammock with
a warm blanket is enjoyable with
a cup of hot cocoa.

                                                But, I must admit summer is my
                                                          favorite time to enjoy hammock
                                                          time with a good book.

                                                           We have all our garden beds raked off
                                                           so time now to pull some weeds and prune
                                                           all my annebelle hydrangeas,clematis etc.
                                                           Soon I will divide and move a few plants
                                                           around the garden before they get too big.
                                                         
                                                            I love this time of year with so much promise
                                                             for great things to come....don't you?

                                                            In a few weeks our Japanese tours will be
                                                            starting again so there is lots to get done.

                                                                For those who asked we will have a couple of
                                                               Open Garden days for anyone local who would
                                                              like to check out our gardens in the summer.

                                                                                          Thank you for visiting!

                                                                                                         Carolyn

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coming Soon !




         Hello everyone,

           Although it has been cooler here the past
      few days the garden is growing daily.
    At this time of year there is a lot of 
    brown in the garden but in my minds
eye I am seeing the beauty that is
coming soon!

I love the riot of color that early
spring brings each year.


Our hillside garden is a mass of daffodils
every spring.

It doesn't take long for the
ground to be covered with
perennials of  all kinds.


A watering can filled with a 
fresh bouquet of colorful
tulips.




                                                                     This is one of my favorite
                                                                     spring shots.

                                                      This enclosed garden called
                                                                Martha's Garden is a favorite
                                                                spring spot to have tea or lunch
                                                                in the garden as it is sheltered.

                                                                 So, how is your garden doing?
                                                                   I hope you are enjoying some
                                                                warm sunny days with lots of
                                                                promise for beauty to come....soon!

                                                                Thank you for visiting and for
                                                                your lovely comments on my last post.

                                                                                              Carolyn