Monday, April 28, 2014

The Garden Party.....

Wonderland | Photographer

well, ladies, it's done !

we hired a landscaper to try and reclaim the 1 acre of property which has, sadly,
been growing on it's own for several years.

congratulate me as it only took 2 years of convincing.

the landscaper gentleman, however, did it in one afternoon of putting forth ideas
on a man-to-man basis.

it seems I made a mistake by presenting the entire project as one thing,
and the professional put it into many "small" packages, 
which neither seemed impossible or very expensive.

now I know.  um-hum.  now I know.

we have some really shabby 25 year old holly hedges in the front which are all being
removed so show the beautiful exterior of the house which has floor to ceiling French doors
in all the front-facing rooms.  
one hasn't been able to see them as the holly has over-grown itself and hides a good 1/2
of the doors.

of course, I want something fluffy and low to replace the hedges,
and both of the guys are leaning to the sleek, contemporary look of the home.

maybe giant, beautiful giant pots or urns?

I'm excited about this, as now I have a "NEW PROJECT'
to keep me busy for a pretty long time.

& I promise some pics of the before and afters.

summer is sneaking up on us already I'm sad to say.
I really wish I knew George & Barbara better so I could get an invite to Maine!

& didn't I tell you George Clooney would bite the dust over this lovely
Amal?  actually, she may be a bit above him, and maybe that was the allurement.

have a wonderful week !!

kiss your dogs for me...



  1. She is a "bit" above him...hopefully he will be smart and keep her. Happy Spring time lovely Marsha! xoxoJennifer

  2. I am so excited to see the finished product...I just know it will be gorgeous! Have a lovely week, Marsha!! xoxo

  3. Congrats my dear friend!!!
    It sounds really excited.....
    Wow!:))) I can imagine your thrilling and your exuberant feelings by!
    Much love,

  4. Marsha, Lovely Heart, I have just popped a peck on our French bulldog and geriatric poodle from you. Xxx
    Garden plans sound the truest sense!

  5. Marsha, that's going to be a fun project. The yard men here want $15 an hour to rake leaves.
    How many years experience and college do you need to rake leaves.I will be waiting for the
    before and after photo's. Have fun. yvonne

  6. Very exciting, Marsha! Hope we will get to see some photos!!

  7. Marsha your new project sounds exciting! We are doing a little landscaping here too, we took a few bushes that had over grown themselves out and are now replacing them with beautiful roses, I cannot wait to see the color.

    I could not agree more about Amal and George Clooney, I think she is stunning and perhaps a bit above him too!

    Have a wonderful week!

  8. Sounds like a fun sure to keep us "in the loop"! Yep you were right about George.......finally he is going to make an honest man out of himself:)

  9. O goodness. Seeing those azaleas makes me realize I missed them in Texas this year. But at least in Colorado I have tulips.
    A new garden is always fun. Enjoy.

  10. Congratulations, I understand the "CONVINCING" bit!Sounds divine your abode the sky high french doors...........I like the URN idea!Keep me informed as I did not know LAKE COMO GEORGE was engaged!Good for him...........XXX

  11. Lovely, Marsha - it took us about that same amount of time - both for convincing and then actually getting the project underway after a couple false starts. We are in full swing now but things are MESSY. Mud everywhere! But, I know it's going to be fab when it's done and have loved going back and forth with my landscaper on which roses, lilacs, hydrangeas and peonies to plant. We'll have to have duo garden soirées when our projects are complete. Have fun! XOXO

  12. It sounds fabulous, Marsha...looking forward to seeing it ;)
    Have a lovely week xx

  13. Oh I cant wait to see it all done, then send that landscaper up to Jersey please!!

  14. Its such fun to share in your garden Marsha,I do hope you will enjoy all the planning and planting..I love gardening too.......Barney loved his kisses !! ( sweet little doggy ) you are so nice..
    George Clooney...I could have moved to lake como for you..maybe you will have second thoughts!! ;)

    Have a beautiful day Marsha xx

  15. How exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the photos as the work begins. Congrats on creating a new garden!


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