Sunday, August 1, 2010

Coveting my neighbor's garden.

I love my neighbor's yard.  I can't help myself each time I wander about it I feel like I'm in a park. Even though it is just across the street, I feel like I'm far from home.



Hydrangeas in many colors,


 towering some seven feet tall and then some



Pathways to outdoor showers


and a convenient rest room.


Antique urns from an estate sale blend into the landscape.


And newer pieces weather to perfection.


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Open up to an expansive open space just right for a garden wedding.


Which is exactly what my neighbors did after spending months of
clearing away dumpster loads of over grown brush and adding new plants when they purchased the house over 10 years ago.


The pond was added complete with a foot bridge (not shown).
Such a labor of love, that they take care of each week.
A John Deere(tm) tractor is always zipping about the place.


Head back towards the house; around the hydrangeas, and under
the wisteria covered trellis to this very large and old pool.


Situated in front of one of the guest cottages.


Obviously getting readied for guests.


Hammocks to rest when the work is done.

And sometimes neighbors lend a hand with things.


like old boats.
Right up my sweetie's alley.

Yes, my neighbor's garden is a sheer delight
but I wouldn't want to weed it!

25 comments:

Ticking and Toile said...

I can see why you're coveting your neighbor's garden!! Gorgeous....dreamy....I want it! ;)

xo,
Shellagh

Heidiopia said...

What a delight to wander through! Thanks for sharing and I agree-- I wouldn't want to be in charge of the upkeep! But then again, it must be gratifying to maintain such a thing of beauty. :)

michelle said...

What a beautiful garden! It would be perfect for a wedding! Your neighbors have a great eye for things!

Marie said...

An absolutely lovely garden indeed! Every little touch is so dreamy.
-marie

La Dolfina said...

Wow... I can see why you are smitten!!
What an awesome property!
Thanks for your message, you've been on my mind and I'm dying to catch up. I need to tell you that I haven't shipped out the mirror yet because I need to find the right packing materials, but I will get it out this week, I promise! Your message was too funny though and made me laugh out loud :)
Love you friend... talk soon
XXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOO

becky at abbeystyle said...

Thanks for the tour...I love looking around people's yards to see how they make the most of what they have...this one's full of opportunities as well as beauty.

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Cool that you can visit this paradise!

Privet and Holly said...

Sometimes having a
friend with a garden
is like having a
friend with a boat ~
It's fun to visit!!
I have more garden
than I can keep up
with; by this point
in the summer I'm
wishing I had just
a wee terrace with
some pots to water.
Your neighbor has
one magical garden!
xx Suzanne

Love of the Sea said...

I can not even imagine what it would be like to have so much land...wow. And that pool looks lovely. And the pond with the little bridge....It looks like a lot to take care of but I would love to have that as my backyard....

simpledaisy said...

Wow...so pretty!
I love the pond:)
Lucky you to have neighbors with such a lovely yard!

Burlap Luxe said...

HEY GIRL!!
What beauty to behold...Love the out-house :)
and there cute pool sign with open and close hours.

see you soon
xx
Dore

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Jeeze...that really is quite a yard. I think my whole house and yard is about 1/10th the size of that...very sad but true. I'd be popping over for a visit all of the time if they were my neighbors.

Loppe said...

What a great place to go - and just near by...

Lucky you!!

Hugs from
Loppe

Heaven's Walk - said...

So so beautiful! Those hydrangeas are just gorgeous, and I love the east coast feel of the entire place right down to the life rings... :) What a perfect place for a wedding, too!

Awesome!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

sealaura said...

Wow! I can see why you would want to go over there. It is so lovely and those hydrangeas are divine. Oh how I would love to be invited to one of their parties!

lynda Howells said...

oh..l am jealous too but l agree with you..wouldn't want to be the gardner! Haxxlynda

Sea Angels said...

Gorgeous I could just get out my deckchair and relax.
Hugs Lynn xxx

theoldboathouse said...

I feel depressed from yearning....wow it is so amazing, not one part I would not want...the pool sigh.... the lawn...sigh...and they sound super lovely too...I'd want to go over there too...but they'd never get rid of me, cheers Katherine

annechovie said...

So beautiful, Rita. I love it!

jmac said...

HI!! just found your blog thru Love of the Sea!
Love it!! AND also just ordered some of your cool vintage garden markers for my son's wedding! Beautiful stuff...plan to make the centerpiece for rehearsal dinner using them!!
thanks!!

Iva said...

a truly beautiful garden indeed!!

Marie said...

It's just heavenly and I see why you love it. How nice to be able to enjoy it without the weeding! LOL!

Have a beautiful weekend.

Willow Decor said...

What a wonderful garden! I adore hydrangeas and her planters are beautiful! I would be so inspired passing by that lovely garden every day!!
Thanks so much for sharing it!

xx-Gina

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Rita
How beautiful.. I covet it too... the gorgeous grounds.. so spacious.. Hydrangeas [which thank you I must remember to buy] and a pool!!! This one has it all.. but it truly is more than the sum of it's parts... Simply lovely..

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.. xxx Julie

Linda said...

This really is a beautiful garden, Rita~ a true labor of love! I can see why you'd want to spend time there!

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