A visit to Sue’s house would not be complete without a stroll around her gardens. In my opinion, Sue has the perfect spot for gardening. She has a small yard that makes it possible for her to have the entire thing planted in perennials with just the smallest bit of lawn without requiring a gardening staff of 20. This is not to say that she doesn’t have to work hard, I happen to know that she spends many hours keeping her gardens, so let’s take a look and enjoy the fruits of her labor.
You enter through this fabulous arbor.
Much like inside her home, Sue’s garden is also serene with a color scheme of mainly white.
Except for the occasional pop of gorgeous color, like in these peonies.
Following the path straight ahead will take you to the screen porch.
You can stop along the way and enjoy a respite in this shady spot.
You may remember that I mentioned that Sue gave me the gargoyle in my garden. She has quite a collection of her own including a gargoyle fountain.
This trellis is arranged on the detached garage wall that borders one side of the garden. Isn’t it clever? It’s just 3 standard trellises arranged in an offset way to create this pattern. I might have to borrow this idea for the side of my carriage house. Is that OK Sue?
I always enjoy spotting some of the things that Sue has gotten from me over the years, such as this lovely lady.
As we exit back out of Sue’s garden through the arbor, I wonder … do you want to rush out and make a bunch of changes to your own garden as much as I do? Maybe add a couple of fabulous gargoyles? Some brick paths? A lovely statue here or there? Place a comfy chair in a shady spot?
I’m so glad that Sue allowed me to share her house and garden with you here on my blog! If you enjoyed your tour, please be sure to leave a comment and I will make sure that Sue sees it!