Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sweet T's Gardens

When I was visiting my sister, Sweet T, last month, I was in awe of what she had done with her yard and gardens.  It was never planned out, but rather evolved from Sweet T's ideas over time.  She and her hubs, Mr. B have gradually transformed a piece of ground that was full of cement, broken glass and rubbish into a little oasis of calm and serenity.

Let's take a leisurely stroll through Sweet T & Mr. B's gardens....

The front gardens boast fragrant flowers and bright blooms.
This is where we stopped for some sweet tea at the transformed Bistro set.

Every flower border is made using river rocks collected on camping trips over the past 20 years.

When strolling to the rear of the property, we find "a home for gnomes" nestled among the Irish moss. 

Elements are what capture the attention and give a place for you to
stop and enjoy the delightful discoveries in the garden.
The foot-shaped rocks in the pathway were originally collected by our Mom.
The small figurines of the angel and the "old folks" reminds us of the ones that are waiting in heaven for us. 

Lush, green grass allows the eye a resting place, and gives a sense of coolness, even on a warm summer day.
The old barrel hoops were from a wine barrel Mom had brought to Portland from Napa, California.

 Looking at these pictures reminds me of my wonderful sister, her relaxing and comfortable home
and gardens, and the memorable days we spent together.
I forgot to take a photo of the strawberry patch!  T makes the very best strawberry jam, too.
I miss Sweet T every day that we are apart, and I look forward to our next visit!

What did you think of the Garden Tour?
Does this design appeal to you?
As always, I would love to read your comments!

   Blessings, Juju