Truly A Dream Garden

“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed…
…The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8, 15‬ ‭

If you have been following our everyday living, you may remember that last spring we took on a major project…we turned our back yard space into a garden!  And oh how we love it!  (You can see inspiration for our garden here and the big reveal here) We own almost 15 acres, mostly pasture, and we had wanted to do this for a couple of years.  We finally took our ideas and dreams to a landscaper…and within a few weeks our garden took shape!  He installed pavers, built the focal point, and planted zoysia and foundational plants.  Then it was Butch’s turn…he installed the picket fence that we’ve always wanted!  With springtime upon us, we are making plans to add color and variety with lovely annuals and perennials!  Last week we planted sunflowers behind the back of the fence along with our tomatoes, squash, and okra!  I can hardly wait to sit in the garden, surrounded by sunflowers, and eat farm-to-table, alfresco style!

While browsing around for ideas, I found this garden that would inspire any novice gardener like myself…and it is truly a dream!  But of course, the upkeep would require a full-time gardener and lots of money!  But, these are great ideas for the DIY’ers like us!  So, let this garden relax you as we tour….and just maybe you will find some ideas for yours!

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The rustic arbor and gate adds charm to the Tudor-style home!

A pathway is lined with dianthus!

We planted sunflowers last week as a backdrop to our small garden space. I love this fence!

Notice the terra-cotta pieces that add texture and color!

The landscape has interesting architectural elements like the obelisk…  sweet peas in the foreground.

There are several arbors within the landscape all with many types of plantings, love all the flowers framing this arbor!

The show-stopping cactus flower dahlia!

What a stunning place to sit…our garden has flagstone pavers!

I like everything about this, it is spectacular!

It seems that the robin posed for this perfect picture!

Purple clematis softens a wrought iron gate!

A rustic cedar fence, varying heights, and obelisks add interest to the potager.  Boxwoods are trimmed in an X shape.  Growing in this space are herbs, vegetables, and flowers for cutting.

Sweet peas have a wonderful fragrance!

Lavender clematis!

Oriental lilies…can’t wait for our lilies to bloom.  We planted two varieties…echoes of mercy and bold awakening!

What a place to relax…sweet tea and a book!

Perennial garden!

Clematis and oriental lilies

Love this cow statue!

The arbors and pathway seem to beckon further exploration!

What about you?  Do you have a garden?  What are you planting this year?

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  1. dolores says:

    Querida Pam, qué maravillosos jardines!!. Me encantan las vallas rústicas, son preciosas…Todo es muy hermoso. Entré en el link del año pasado porque en esas fechas todavía no te había encontrado en estos espacios cibernéticos, para ver tu jardín que es muy bello. Toda mi admiración para tí y tu esposo por hacer tanto trabajo de jardinería.
    Un fuerte abrazo
    Dear Pam, what wonderful gardens !!. I love the rustic fences are beautiful … Everything is very beautiful. I entered the link last year because at that time I had not yet found in these online spaces, to see your garden is very beautiful. All my admiration for you and your husband both work to do gardening.
    A hug

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores, admiramos y disfrutar de bellos jardines! ¿Usted plantar flores o verduras? Es mucho trabajo, pero trae hermosas recompensas. Gracias por mirar hacia atrás en nuestro jardín el año pasado usted. Realmente ha crecido esta primavera! Deseándole una hermosa semana, mi amigo.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Nancy, thanks for joining us. Wish we could travel more, but thrilled that we have been able to see a lot of places!

  2. Kim says:

    These are such lovely, swoon-worthy garden spaces. I know y’all have been working hard! I can hardly wait to see pictures of what you’re planting this year. We travel too much during summer to have a garden. Sad…all this land and no garden. ow I would love to have a large area with trimmed boxwoods in a formation like the X with flowers and herbs planted all around. I married the wrong person for that! Our farmer will be planting crops soon, though. Get some rest soon!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much, Kim! Gardening is a lot of work, but Butch loves to work outside, it is his therapy. It has been a busy day, we have been to hospital thinking our granddaughter might be coming. They admitted our DIL, baby’s heart rate is fluctuating,, so they are monitoring her. We are praying for a safe and healthy delivery. It is in His Hands and we trust Him.

      • Kim says:

        Yes. I had a garden one year…all by myself. HH loves to mow! So no garden since there’s no mowing involved there. Lol! I’m thrilled with your news! I said a prayer just now for a smooth birth for your new grand! 🙂

  3. I DO remember you starting your backyard garden last year. Now this post is just a fairy tale garden….heaven must have gardens like this everywhere! So beautiful. Here in southerwestern PA we are just enjoying some trees and tulips blooming and having to deal with thick fast growing spring grass and dandelions. In my lawn are dandelions, violets and buttercups before they all get mowed down again 🙂

    • Everyday Living says:

      Deb, thank you! I so feel your pain in dealing with dandelions! Do they grow everywhere? The garden is a lot of work, but enjoyable! Hope we still feel this way in a couple of years!

  4. I’ve enjoyed looking at all these beautiful gardens and I looked at yours. Simply gorgeous! We moved almost 3 years ago to a condo, but we’re fortunate that we do have a couple places to have our own little garden and we have woods and wild flowers behind us. I have to get my garden fix from photos like yours. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much for your comments and visit. At least in your condo you have a little garden space and natural woods behind…that sounds perfect! Happy Wednesday!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    Oh my, I was oohing and aahing over each and every photo. There is so much inspiration out there that sometimes it has my head spinning. lol! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.

  6. Such dreamy spaces Pam! A gardener I am not, but I love love flowers and beautiful gardens! Your property is stunning, what a gift to enjoy planting and growing nature’s bounty! Can’t wait to see more…

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