Tuesday, May 28, 2013

from a mess to this

I am using this photo for my garden inspiration,
a place filled with greenery, but having form and balance.

they say it takes baby-steps, which means a lot of time...
I'm waiting, watching, adding, subtracting, thinking.

& there must be flowers!

all that leafy stuff inside the low hedge-rows should be flowers I think.

what do you think?



  1. Yes you have to have pretty flowers and that would be stunning. I have more time to devote to my garden since I retired three years ago, but it took two years to get back on my feet where I could garden again. I love being out in the garden and puttering around. I feel so close to God in my garden.
    Have a super week.

  2. I love it as it is and would still love it with flowers ..... it is your decision Marsha ! I love green and white in the garden so, I would probably plant a few white flowers but, we all love different things and, everything in nature is beautiful. That is a stunning garden. XXXX

  3. I agree with you Marsha about the low hedges needing flowers but as I look at the icture I see why they used the green...sunlight. Flowers need lots of sunlight and I'm seeing shade. Beautiful setting.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your long weekend!


  4. GORGEOUS! Could not be prettier..so lush and so enchanting!

  5. I agree Marsha...some flowers...a little colour and it will be perfect!
    Have a lovely week.
    Catherine xx

  6. Beautiful. This is the approach I take with my backyard. So serene. The flowers are small, mostly white or muted purples and pinks. I get interest from the leaves!

  7. I love the filtered sunlight in this photograph.
    Flowers would be lovely framed by the hedges.
    Happy Tuesday!
    ( ABBA is singing in my mind as I retreat...)

  8. A mass planting of any of the re-blooming shrubs would work, creating a strong statement as well as ease of care. Perennials are beautiful but in a mixed bed require a great deal of care to create anything spectacular

  9. Oh yes, Marsha, it would be amazing. Have you see Loi and Tom's gardens on Tone on Tone Blog...they are stunning and look like what you would love!

  10. This photo is great! We came home to a garden of vegetables that looked like it quadrupled over night! Hmmm….wish my flowers did this!

  11. Lovely. I love parterres in a garden. If there is too much shade, as Debra suggested, I would use variegated-leaf plants in the interior of the hedges.

  12. I am a big fan of boxwood and any other hedges; I think white flowers really pop against them. Any way you look at it, yes lots of work, but surely you will design something beautiful~


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