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Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Neighbor’s Gorgeous Garden

Right up the street from Storybook Cottage is a gorgeous garden.

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I walk past this enchanting space a few times a week while walking the dogs.

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This past Friday, on Earth Day no less, I made my way up the front walk.

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I rang the doorbell, introduced myself and asked my green thumbed neighbors if I could take a few pictures and if they could offer me a few great gardening tips.

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S.R., the resident gardener, was happy to oblige.

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At every turn there is something sweet to see.

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Darling vignettes hold abundant blooms.

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The house sits on a corner lot providing ample gardening opportunities.

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The side yards are just as charming.

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Here a rose bush is propped up by an old metal headboard.

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In the backyard the loveliness continues.

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A good portion of the yard contains a lovely pool.

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A happy corner.

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I asked “How much for the WHOLE yard?” Alas my neighbors decided not to sell.  :)

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Sweet statuary.

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The multiple layers of texture and color just made me feel peaceful and happy.

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A sweet seat.

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A happy arrangement.

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The out of the box ideas were so inspiring.

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My favorite might have been this old ice cream parlor chair turned floral shelf.

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I hope you have enjoyed S.R. and Lynn’s lovely garden.

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How does your garden grow?



therelishedroost said...

That is the cutest garden!! Its cheerful and whimsical just lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Laura, it truly is a bit of heaven! So much eye candy each and every photo. I am drooling over the hanging bench! Her planters are so full and gorgeous. Just getting started at my place. Thanks for all of your work putting this lovely party together! So happy to be included amongst you fabulous hosts!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love whimsy in the garden and I was swooning around every nook and cranny in your neighbor's yard! The vintage bike,flowing with flowers, the cherubs, the chandelier, the iron pieces...oh my...I'd be walking by there everyday, too.

Stacey said...

I just love gardens that are filled with unique things. This is beautiful!! Obviously these sweet neighbors enjoy their outdoor spaces. Did you ask to see inside their house? Anybody that goes to that much trouble must have a fun interior too. :)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Hello Laura, your neighbour's garden looks a wonderful and happy place and indeed ready for a spring party! :)
This gathering is a lovely idea, and looking forward to the next one, I will take lots of photos when spring will arrive here. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day!

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

Thanks so much for hosting this lovely Garden Party!!
Can't wait until I have some more time to visit all the other links!! Your neighbor's yard is magnificent!!


Jeanie said...

What a treasure, Laura. To walk by this every day? I'll bet it smells fabulous! And all that color. The style is very much what I would like -- I'm so glad you shared it!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Laura,
Such a pretty garden with so many details.
It is a well loved garden and oh that bike:)
Happy Monday and gardening days too.

Sarah said...

Laura, how nice to have this beautiful garden so close to you. Ha! Ha! You can enjoy the beauty without the work. I like all the interesting texture among the plants. You can tell they enjoy finding special pieces to use in their garden. Thanks for taking us along.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

This is such an enchanting garden! So many special items that were collected lovingly through the years. I love their use of mulch under the tree, with so much shade it is difficult to have grass, we have the same problem here. But somehow theirs looks much better lol. Wonderful post Laura, and lots of inspiration for my own garden!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, just love your neighbors garden and all the lovely nooks and grannys of garden charm. So many wonderful ideas. How special it is to walk over and view this enchanting space. Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration.

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! What a lovely garden and filled with whimsy! I see so many ideas I would love to try! Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Art and Sand said...

Oh what a lovely garden and how sweet of your neighbors to let you share it with us.

We have several lovely gardens in our neighborhood and I might just photograph one or two of them for posts to link up with the Garden Party. said...

Oh boy! That's a lovely garden indeed. How nice that you were given free reign with your camera. Love all the great accents! Hope you have a good week and thanks for sharing a link-up!

Laura said...

What a lovely garden. I like that it has traditional spaces along with areas of whimsy.
Your photographs made each area come to life.

Happy Garden Party!


My thrift store addiction said...

What a charming garden! Thank you for sharing it and for the party!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are so right. That garden is amazing.

Daniela said...

What a stunning garden, dear Laura, you're so right !
Thank you for hosting me here also today, at this wonderful new Garden Party which fills me with such an enthusiasm !

Hope you're enjoying your Monday, I wish all my best for your days to come, Sweet One, sending you sincere love and smiles


Tammy Lagaly said...

Such a cute garden!

Hena Tayeb said...

so beautiful. love the bike

Terri Steffes said...

Magnificent. I think I would sneak over and have a coffee or tea in her garden. 💐💕

Melanie said...

Hello Laura, it is nice to meet you! I am visiting from your link on Jemma's blog. Your neighbor's gardens are just gorgeous. I think my favorite is also the little chair and how they have it hung from the fence. I have a similar chair...and now my creative wheels are spinning! :-)

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

I made note of some good ideas to use in front of the shop this year from this post. That yard is adorable. They've mixed classic beauty with kitsch in a way that makes the house adorable with personality. I really enjoyed this, Laura.

Pondside said...

I'm sure that every passerby smiles at that garden.

Botanic Bleu said...

What an inspiring garden just steps from your house!


Lisa said...

What an enchanting space! So much eye candy!

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

Wow I'd say a very creative spirit lives here! Definitely an enchanted setting. I love the front spiral shrubs and the bicycle. I'd be gawking all the time if I was walking by there!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love your neighbors garden and pretty flowers. The old bike is great as I love that pool too.
Thanks for the tour and the fun Laura.
Enjoy the week.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Laura's your neighbor's garden is so Beautiful and magical. How very special to visit and capture the beauty of so many plant varieties and. Vignettes. Simply charming. The bike is so cute! Thanks for sharing such a pretty garden.

Lynn Bean said...

What great ideas! I absolutely love vintage in the garden. A beautiful post!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is a lovely garden! I'm amazed at how much flowers there are so early in the year... But our spring is cold this year, so here everything is late!