Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Parents' Garden


I've always called it "my mom's garden." But that's not entirely true. Sure, Mom is the designer and takes care of the plants, but we all know that there's more to a garden than flowers and vegetables. There are paths and structures and artwork and borders and trellises and well, you know, all that other stuff that works together to make a garden beautiful.

It's doubtful that the gardens around my parents' home would exist as they are if it weren't for my mom. But it's also a sure thing that they wouldn't exist without my dad either. They are a team when it comes to most things. Dad would be just as happy with a few shrubs and trees, but he knows that my mom's passion is gardening and that she wouldn't be. So, they work together.

Here's some of what they've created:




Dad constructed the gazebo.














"Here we have posies that match ME!"







The White Garden

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' was definitely the plant hit of the day!



Vertical gardening with Woolly Pockets and trellises














17 comments:

Alison said...

Wow! Your mom and dad have created a beautiful garden. And that gazebo that your dad built is just stunning! Thanks so much for posting these pictures. So much to look at.

Sue said...

What a beautiful garden! Both your parents have incredible talent!!

Darla said...

Just beautiful! It is true, we would not have most of the things our gardens 'need' without the muscle behind the scenes.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

No wonder you were lured into gardening Kylee. You have a wonderful role model. Mom's garden is divine. Dad's touches really brings it together. I know about that team work. My DB is of great help and supports me in all (almost) that I do. Thanks for the tour.

Alan Moore said...

What talented people. The garden looks fantastic! There's been a lot of thought and time put into such a garden. My garden tends to be devoted to growing veggies but I really ought to put some effort into making it look a little nicer. Thanks for this article - really nice photos!

Jennifer said...

Such a beautiful garden! The apple does not fall far from the tree there. She certainly has worked in a lot of art! It sounds like me and my husband...although mine is not as handy as hers, he definitely is what I would call a "garden enabler." ;)

Native Gardener said...

What a delightful garden! Thanks for sharing it with your great garden photos. Your Mom is very lucky to have your Dad's help! Nice touch with the framed succulents :-)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Wow, what a paradise! So much to see; I kept looking at the pictures over and over. It truly is gorgeous and one of the most spectacular gardens I've ever seen!

Lilium said...

What a beautiful garden! I can only imagine how to do this one.

Cameron said...

Inspiring! Everything looks so lush and lovely. Love all the nooks and crannies and little surprises tucked here and there.

Lisa said...

Your dad and mom are very creative. I love their flower garden because it's very beautiful and colorful.

Lisa from video-guitar-lessons-personal-teacher

Rick a.k.a. Rabone said...

Can I come live at your parents house? I will do garden chores like weed pulling, and mulch laying and cow flop spreading for board! Huh? Please?

Nutty Gnome said...

Wow - fabulous!
It's true about team work. Our garden would be very ordinary without Himself's magic touch on technical detail - not to mention building the tea house! :)

Rainforest Gardener said...

That succulent wall planter is TO DIE FOR! The rest of the garden is also to DIE FOR! :)

Blooms by Home said...

These pictures are just stunning. Your parents have sure built their own paradise!

Landscaping Ohio said...

This is a great post about gardening and shows what a wonderful job your mom has done with her yard.

Betty189 said...

Oh my, what beauty your parents have created! I love the whimsical ornaments they've added..that may not be the correct terminology but I think everybody's enjoying them too.
How in the world did she find something to match those Hot Papaya coneflowers so perfect! Love the bottle tree among the salvia..so many inspirational ideas I picked up from looking at this blog..where in the world does she find them all?

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