Enough of my garden, welcome to Canterbury Lane. It is an acre and a half of pure staycation. Why would anyone want to travel when you have this beauty and creativity at home?
You enter the rear gardens through a clematis covered wrought iron gate (see gallery below), opening into a space surrounded by large trees and a ginkgo by the pool. The woodland gardens surround an adorable garden shed that would make any gardener fill with envy. I bet it has little fairies keeping it all neat.
Click on any image to be taken to the slide show of this garden. Each gallery has a slide show filled with ideas.
A tall, blue-checkered, hand-painted bird house is the focal point of the vast perennial beds. So many song birds, butterflies and hummingbirds were flying about it was like being the center of a storybook tale.
In the center of the garden, there is a large gazebo, surrounded by hydrangea. The pool is a beautiful addition to this garden and one I am sure is a very relaxing place to be on a hot summer’s day. There are many mature spruce and pine that this garden is cooled by the shade and transpiration of the trees. The property sits high, picking up a cooling breeze.
Every structure is a vignette of art in the garden. Some are colorfully painted or decorated, others like the gazebo, just ooze elegance. The lawn makes a nice relaxing ground plane for the numerous, bountifully filled perennial beds. Green is like the Little Black Dress, it makes everything else in the garden sparkle.
Rhododendron and azalea are generously planted, although not in bloom at this time. One plant that looks to be is the Allium. The big blue balls are beyond bloom time, but were realistically painted to add to the color in the garden. I just thought this a great and fun idea. Another wonderful addition was all the hand-painted plaques. Each one had a special saying just for gardeners. They added to the garden interest and the feel of being in a fairytale land.
Please take your time, click to see bigger and go through the images in the galleries. There are so many beautiful ideas and planting combinations to see. Click each gallery and enjoy each and every section of this wonderful garden.
Next garden post takes you to a garden I thought as pure wildlife heaven and even told the owner so. His home is a farmhouse built around 1840 sited in a beautiful valley. The gardens he created himself and they wind through arbor covered, brick-laid paths. When his post is up, see Nature and Wildlife Pics to see this gardener’s wildlife.