Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Fulfillment, satisfaction, breathtaking, comfort, serenity and joyful.  Our garden is in its tenth year of really 'working it' and I ask myself, is this really work?   This morning, early, I took my camera outside on my walk and begin taking snapshots of my garden to share with all of you.

The dew was still on the lawn .  .  . What better time of the day to share in the quiet, with of course a chorus of birdsong conversations already going non-stop!  Pure comfort and joy!

We added a pergola this year over our hot tub and its
structure a great addition to still another 'garden room'.

Love hostas (we have a lot of shade) and each year I
try adding two or three more different kinds.

Our backyard Clematis couldn't be more beautiful.

Another hosta shot as the sun was breaking through.

Still trying to decide if I like the Vinca Vine in with the
Rosemary topiaries. . .

Old 'wire', moss and fresh annuals.  What a look!

Just filled this and hung it today.  .  .  .Ageratum and Bicopa

I went back to the garden to pick this lovely rose.

The statuary from The Garden of Good and Evil.  Love the contrast
of the Blue Spruce.

My Climbing Hydrangea flowers are huge this year!

I love tucking pots into garden spaces which add interest and height
to the garden.

The first Spiderwort blossom of the year.

Too sweet not to show you the shades of grey with
the Blue Spruce.  Must clean and fill with water in
the morning.

More snapshots to follow. . . . . I hope you are enjoying
your garden. 


Gatsbys Gardens said...

Your clematis is just gorgeous and I love all of those mossed baskets. I hope you are doing okay finding all of those plants. It is amazing how fast it heats up and things just explode in the garden. My thoughts are with you next week!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for talking us along on your morning garden walk. It is so inspiring to see all the beautiful elements to your garden. Thanks for sharing!

Roz M

Mary Anne said...

Eileen: Thanks to you things are getting better. What is better than a garden early morning.
Thanks for your thoughts too!
Mary Anne

Mary Anne said...

Hi Roz:

So exciting to see your response. You did it!!! I hope all is well and you are finding inspiration in your garden as well.
Please come by again. I loved it!
Mary Anne ox Hello to Gloria too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous gardens Mary Anne! Lovely photos.

Mary Anne said...

Hi Pat:

So happy you were able to stop by. Comments are always so appreciated.
M.A. ox

Red Rose Alley said...

Your garden is beautiful. It is so green and groomed with flowers that are vibrant with color. The pink rose made me smile, as I love roses. It's so pretty. Wouldn't it be nice to sit out there and have myself a cup of tea?
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Beautiful garden and I love your potting bench!

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

I am your newest follower and I fully enjoyed your beautiful blog. I am a decorator and my blog is about interiors but I also love gardening. It is passion number two. I love the statuary especially the Midnight in the Garden girl!