A mix of art, architecture, and things growing green.
The house and out buildings are a labor of love in this garden setting. The couple who own the home have built all that you see with their own two hands. They did purchase the house, but made it into their own with flair and creativity; whimsy and childlike decor are everywhere that you look.
Much has been handcrafted with colorful gingerbread detailing by the owner who is an experienced woodworker. It is obvious how much he enjoys his craft.
Color is used throughout, especially in all the whimsically painted detail.
Every detail in the dollhouse is well crafted with care notably arranged with love. In fact many gardens in our area, those created by homeowners, depend quite a bit on garden decoration and ornament. I have another this coming week that belongs to an artist. It is filled with flowers and color, but also, garden ornament. In this featured garden today, the ornament is just larger than most, building size as a matter of fact.
Outdoor spaces are designed like they are interior spaces. I can just imagine the decor inside the home. There are some garden perennials, like the Coneflower lining the walk.
Entertaining in a fun filled experience. This place is all about fun with color and craft in all the handmade objects – like the wheelbarrow planter. Potted plants are throughout the space.
Here you can see hanging baskets of petunias and Million Bells along the walk to the dollhouse. Actually, I am not sure what they called the outbuilding, but people visiting GardenFest were all talking about the dollhouse garden. I had to see it for myself. It is not my design taste, but was well worth the visit.
Garden beds are not especially well-appointed, but could be lush and complimentary to the structure. A cottage garden would be lovely here and it looks like they are starting to plant one in amongst the marigolds.
Bird baths and bird houses are throughout. This property encourages the birds to visit, but it looks like a few kitties are waiting.
Inside the dollhouse, cats peer down on visitors.
Blue is a common color theme here, yet doors are painted in different colors.
See me above?
I have more Lewiston Gardens coming up. The next post is what I did Friday night, and I had a ball. Check out my moving models.