Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How Does My Garden Grow?

Welcome to my house. That's the roof in the middle, beyond the dogwood.

This old cherry tree is to the right of the fence.

A magnificent magnolia as you come in the drive.
How about garden tour? This is the front walk and porch, hostas and boxwoods.
House plants on summer vacation.
The Nittany Lion is shedding a tear for the lost bowl game last January.

Looking up the walk with a bleeding heart to the left and to the right a red maple.

Grasses, yews and dogwood on the hill.

There are peonies on the hill. These are some along with iris.
This vine turned out to be a pumpkin, planted by the squirrel who ate the Halloween decorations last year. Thanks to him we have five nice ones for this year. Talk about curbside buys!
July-August on the hill with cone flowers and day lilies.

This is looking toward the garage and the parking area.
In April and May ...

and June ...
The deck entry.

Looking down the back drive. The lilies and most of the other perennials I transplanted from my Mom's 30 year old garden at the Jersey Shore.

Did I mention we had a historic cemetery? Its very sad to see young children listed who only lived a few years. There's a whole story about this for another time.
May ... along the back fence.
The view of one of the blue spruce from the deck.

Beyond is a park meadow where our friends the deer roam.

This is a great banner from
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Looking back past the raspberries to the box woods and the garden shed.

I'm linking to Outdoor Wendesday at A Southern Day Dreamer.

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  1. Pat! What an incredible tour of you garden! It's so lovely.

    Happy OW to you...


    Sheila :-)

  2. Absolutely, astoundingly, beautiful!!!!!

    My O W is a nearby marshland with waterfowl and Autumn colors...and a surprise L N Monster visit!!!

    Come by and see

  3. What a beautiful post you have here. I love the flower that shaped like a heart, what does it called?

    I explored the Jogging trail this time.

  4. Oh my, Pat, you live in Heaven! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi pat! It's always nice to find another blogger named Pat. Your gardens and pergola are beautiful! I love old town in Alexandria VA --my son went to GWU in DC so we visited your area often.

    Happy Veterans day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  6. Hello Pat,

    What a beautiful garden you have! Fabulous flowers and trees.

    Thank you for the tour!

    ~ Tracy

  7. At first I was trying figure out where you lived to have that beautiful summer garden going on but then I realized we were traveling back in time.
    Fabulous garden. Gives me hope that summer will come day.

  8. LOL. What a large # of pictures you have! If my Garden didn't turn to weeds the second the tulips finished blooming, maybe I could share more garden pictures. Guess my kids, (growing like weeds) are the ones who get attention at the moment.

    Lovely estate garden! ;) VERY BEAUTIFUL!

  9. Wow, where to start? I love the idea of a tour of the garden, complete with bouquets. You are so lucky to have access to old perennials for your garden. The deer don't eat things up? Great, great post.

  10. WOW, you have a very lovely garden! How do you keep the deer away from your plants? They are my main problem in my garden...they'll eat almost everything! :(


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