This garden has it all! It is heaven on earth to live in such a special spot, complete with everything to make peace with nature and wildlife. No pesticides were ever used on this piece of paradise. Want to take the tour? This little guy will serenade us…
The owner built his gardens twelve years ago, brick by paving brick. His home is a gem being an 1840 farmhouse, a sturdy beamed construction with a foundation cellar made of local boulders. Being an architect, I was thoroughly interested in the home. But no more on that, we are headed to the garden lined paths to see all the built structures on the property that makes this place serene and relaxing.
Click the galleries to see the images larger. Many ideas for your own gardens especially siting ornament and structures.
The previous owner had a large organic garden to raise produce for a restaurant, but critters in this area ruined any attempt by this owner to keep the organic garden going. Deer, rabbits, chipmunks, birds all enjoyed the fruit and vegetables, leaving nothing to the owner. He did not use any chemical deterrents, so rather than hurt the wildlife he so enjoyed, and rather than all the work to feed them well, he stopped planting his vegetable garden. Now the windmill sits among the overgrown field grasses and wildflowers in the fenced in space. At one time, the space was completely encased in netting, but it looks like the deer got in any way.
The gazebo is sited perfectly, just at the end of the arbor covered brick path. Here the numerous hummingbirds are fed and provide great entertainment. The property is 27 acres and includes woodlands with grassed paths to enjoy the walk.
Around the rear of the historic home, there is a deck overlooking the valley and a fun hot tub, for those cool, but cozy dips at the end of a long day. I told the owner he has a piece of heaven, I could easily find myself painting leisurely in his gardens.
On Nature and Wildlife Pics, see a very angry Red-tailed Hawk in flight. See the talons clenched and the beak open in call. ACTION SHOTS!!! Then see some of the hummingbirds visiting this garden above. Wildlife is why gardens should be built. We just reap the benefits too.