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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, August 3, 2012

Friday Fences - Classic Green


I've been showing you fences, and the gardens they surround, from the Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour for most of July. They have been as individual as the gardeners who tend them--full of color, whimsy, and creativity. This last one is different, a classic--mostly green with limited color, somewhat formal and contained. The fence is painted green with a splash of black mixed in the paint can--what I think of as English Green.

A narrow passage that leads into the garden:


To the right the fence is tall and curved to show off shrubs and small trees in a narrow border:


This simple pot is planted with bamboo--I think--and nestled in the shrub border:


This is the view of the garden looking out from the house. The building is an old ivy covered carriage house:


On the left the fence is a different style--formal board capped with latticework:


These red hydrangeas pick up the color of some coral that decorated the glass tables in the garden:


A very fanciful birdhouse with plenty architectural detail is in a handy spot by the walk so you can keep track of all the avian goings-on:

A simple fountain on the patio:


And finally, this beautiful old door knob was on the side door. Like the garden, a classic beauty:


And now, before the weekend is over be sure to stop by our host Janis' place at Life According to Jan and Jer for some great fence posts (ha!) from all over.

17 comments:

Brian King said...

That is very green and very well maintained! Even without a lot of color, it's a beautiful garden.

Linda said...

It really is a lovely place! There is much to maintain inside that fence - not a place for someone who doesn't like outdoor work, or had someone to do it! I love that birdhouse - very creative! And the lattice above the fence affords even more privacy...

Beth said...

you find the greatest places (gardens). so quaint & set back in some where. i love it!! great spot. (:

Rose said...

What a pleasure it would be to sit there in that garden to read or visit with a friend.

Jan n Jer said...

I would love to just sit in this gorgeous garden, have a nice glass of wine n take it all in!

TexWisGirl said...

it is a gorgeous place! just want to sit and enjoy. i do like that 'english green' color, too. :)

Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful garden, very beautiful! =)

Pamela said...

peaceful

Sayre said...

I am loving this series of garden posts. I'm working with some other people to help someone in a wheelchair have a lovely little garden in her courtyard. I overheard her saying at her mother's funeral that she must have the ugliest yard on the street because nothing grows there (too much shade). I am hoping to get over there this weekend and check it out so we can make a plan! Your posts have been quite inspiring. Thanks!

Marie said...

It's very nice...so cool and inviting. I love the birdhouse!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

A very pleasant place to spend a quiet afternoon.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a great tour that must have been!

Winding Fence

George said...

This may be a little more formal than some of the other gardens you've shared, but it is still very peaceful and nice.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful garden, I can imagine it with the sound of the fountain and it is a place where I would like to sit and rest for a while. The trouble is that I can also imagine just how much hard work must go into maintaining a garden like that...but still, it would be worth it. It all works beautifully.

Dianne said...

I love english green
this spot is so inviting
I love everything about it

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh how I wish my gardens looked this good! :)

Rita said...

Simply amazing. Love everything about his post.

I would move in to this place in a heartbeat if I could afford it.