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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 13, 2012

Friday Fences - Garden 6 on the Old Louisville Garden Tour

A vine and mirror covered fence, copied after formal gardens in Europe. Mirrors reflect garden features and the house, making the space appear much larger.

Over the next few Fridays I'll be sharing a garden from the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour held last weekend in the St. James and Belgravia Courts area of historic Louisville. Of the ten gardens featured, all had wonderful tall privacy fences around these small gardens. Each fence was decorated with plants and art pieces that reflects the gardener's style. Yesterday I wrote an intro to the tour if you want to scroll back one post. I especially highlighted the old architecture of this Victorian neighborhood.

The back landing for Garden 6 had a young wisteria vine climbing up and over the pergola that shelters the first of many old Victorian doors, many with stained glass and grille work.

Small rock waterfall beside the house provides cooling sounds of running water when seated out in the garden.

Eye level window on the side of the house features lace curtains and Victorian grille work, the design a variation of the fleur-de-lis, symbol of Louisville.

Rudbeckia Goldstrum--black eyed Susan--along with lavender and Russian sage. Metal pot was nestled by the back door.
Pink "pom poms"--perhaps bachelor buttons?--by the little rock waterfall.

Another view of the mirrored fence with carefully chosen trees that won't outgrow the small area for a long time.

Each garden on the tour was marked with a "gardener" who owns and tends the garden. Garden 6 is only two years old. Amazing!

For those of you who came back for this second Friday Fence post, thank you especially. There are so many unique gardens and fences in this area of Old Louisville. I hope you won't grow tired of them too soon. For the remainder of July I'll try to restrain my enthusiasm and still show you these treasures. And, as always, visit the other Friday Fencery participants by checking out Janis' place at Life According to Jan and Jer .


TexWisGirl said...

that's a pretty neat fence. decorated but not overly so. i like the water feature, too.

Sayre said...

Wow... I like that garden a lot. Looking forward to your next stops!

George said...

This is a very neat garden. I like the idea of mirrors on the wall. The waterfall is a nice touch as well.

Ramona said...

What a cheery garden fence. Its fabulous, lots to look at.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I always love vines growing on a fence. This one is great with the addition of the mirrors.

heyBJK said...

Very cool fence! I've never seen one done like that, particularly the mirrors. Good idea, though!

Nature in the Burbs said...

If someone had told me that they hung mirrors on their garden fence I would have thought they were crazy. But thanks to your photo I can see that it actually looks nice!

Jill said...

Oh my! That first fence is just fantastic! Wish it were mine. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Faye, I love these fences/gardens. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. Have a nice Sunday.

Roan said...

Love the fence and all of its decorations. Beautiful gardesn!

Rita said...

Lovely tour and nice narrative to guide us trough the tour.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that likes to decorate their fence.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love this gardener's imagination.

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