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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Fences - Garden 1 on the Old Louisville Garden Tour

Here's a look at Garden 1 on the July 7-8 Hidden Treasures Garden Tour of Old Louisville in the Victorian neighborhood. This one a small private garden on Belgravia Court. The fence was decorated with aged metal sunburst and whimsical critters. Notice the bottle tree to the right.

Another view of the fence behind the "pagoda" bed which was surrounded by favorite old-fashioned flowers like lilies and coneflowers transplanted from a previous garden:


More graceful metal art on the wall leading into the garden:

A narrow walkway was bordered with flowers like lilies and these coleus which were favorites of the gardener's grandmother:


Ugly utility boxes were concealed with this clever wooden lathe cover:


An old-fashioned bicycle leans against the fence behind the the koi and goldfish pond and waterfall. A large rock on the edge gives the gardeners a place to sit and dangle their feet in the cool water:


A metal gate opens into the garden from a back alley. Notice the critter on the fence guarding the owner's sporty red car:

There are a couple more gardens from this tour that I'll be showing you on Friday Fences for the remainder of July. And, as always, be sure to visit the other Friday Fence participants at Life According to Jan and Jer .

14 comments:

heyBJK said...

A beautiful garden and nicely landscaped! Great job photographing it!

Linda said...

You certainly caught many interesting fences and art pieces for our enjoyment! I love the wall art and that koi pond - how I would love to be sitting there right now!

Beth said...

looks like a peaceful lovely garden. a great place to read a book & just take moment of peace & quiet. zin moments. (:

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...I would love to tour this garden. Lots of great photo ops. Great shots Faye! BTW hope all is well in your neck of the woods..I see on the news that area got some real bad storms!

Tanya said...

i'd stay outside all day if i had a cute little garden like that!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it - a nice mixture of things and natural beauty, too.

Elaine said...

This looks like a garden I could enjoy spending some time in. The pictures of the pond and the koi are wonderful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the metal sunburst and the metal artwork on the wall.

W. Latane Barton said...

I love your pictures. Quite a variety of beautiful scenes.

George said...

I really like this garden. The decorations on the fences are also very nice.

Marie said...

So charming! Love the gardens, and really loved those fence art pieces too!

Lane Mathias said...

What beautiful little retreats. All these gardens look so peaceful.

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