Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TOURING MY SISTER'S GARDENS


 Good Morning Wednesday My Friends!

I just spent some time with family for a few days and took shameless advantage of photographing my sister's flower gardens. She has such a green thumb. Everything looks so beautiful I had to snap a few photos to share with you!

WELCOME TO MY SISTER'S HOME--

My sister and brother-in-law have completely restored their home back to its original state both inside and outside. I love the cobblestone that wraps the entire lower level of the home with the contrast of the siding and shutters.


My sister made vignettes using red and orange pops of color in the evergreens, lantern and wreath on the door. What a beautiful greeting as you walk up the steps. You can see that by adding just a hint of color your eye catches every object in the vignette. (below)



Along her walkway you will find many different perennials that provide bursts of color throughout the Summer and Fall.



Smaller vignettes are scattered around her yard.



I thought this window box (below) was quite unique. She added a Pepper plant and a Basil plant just outside her door for easy clipping!


There is a beautiful cobblestone fence that surrounds her side yard. (below) It was built with the original house and has a small trenched potting area on top. This year my sister planted Lantana for the first time in this area and it's really thriving! She has tried petunias and other plant varieties, but nothing has produced constant color like the Lantana.

Take a look at how beautiful it is......


I hope you all enjoyed the garden tour at my sister's home today. Last year I featured my Mother's beautiful gardens, and this year my sister's. Can you see the green thumb pattern I was born in to? How about you? Do you like to garden? Share your story with us.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Kathleen

***See you on Foodie Friday!!