I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week!
You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week!
Our third book to share this week~
Wander through twenty-one superb private country gardens in Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, each with a unique story to tell.
From a romantic garden that pays homage to the best of English garden vernacular to a historic farmstead to a splendid Maryland-meets-Himalayas Eden of transcendent serenity, these garden paradises are inspirational on their own terms and together offer up the breadth and depth of what we can all achieve with a little respect for nature and a bit of imagination.
Inspired plant palettes and combinations, dazzling views, ingenious water features, splendid outbuildings, artistically crafted fences and gates, and exceptional garden structures and appointments all draw us into these heavenly landscapes and, ultimately and emotionally, into the countryside of our longing.
Just a few notes:
Most gardens featured in Private Edens are shade gardens and heavily wooded but you’ll be green with envy with the lush foliage, shady nooks, and pastoral settings.
I prefer not to be negative especially when it comes to such a beautiful book, so you might want to read the other reviews on Amazon before purchasing. I bought it strictly for the photos and was not disappointed.
The author’s garden is included in the book (Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery) in the American Story Chapter but not identified as his.
I’m sharing some garden bits & pieces,
along with some spring blooms and pots
around the Potting Shed. . .
Which is more of a Garden of Weedin’
than Private Eden. . .
A broken teacup with blooms
is serving as a pot filler & accent
until the flowers fill in . . .
Along with a favorite broken Pormeirion Botanic Garden plate that I decided to salvage and plant among stock, creeping Jenny and salvia.
My letter M is from an old sign and
usually shares space on my bench with blooms,
I flipped it over and
planted it with succulents. . .
Wishing you happy hours in your
Garden of Weedin’ or Private Eden :)