Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Unexpected Treat!

I'm not a gardener-I'm not saying that I don't love a beautiful yard-but I'm not a "dig in the dirt" kind of girl!  Just the opposite of my sister, Judy.  She lives to dig in the dirt and play in her yard.  As a result, sometimes I receive strange looks from my friends who are mostly all garden club members when they are engrossed in plant talk.

I think my yard is pretty mostly from the effort of my husband.  I pick out the plants and decide where they should be planted, but he is the one who takes care of actually planting them.  I'm don't like am afraid of creepy crawlies and that is what I always run into whenever I try.  So I have decided it isn't worth my nerves to do it.

Saturday, three friends and I went to yard sales-one ad featured plants-as the driver, wanting to make everyone happy we went.  I wasn't particularly looking forward to this one.  But you know sometimes you find a surprise and joy when you least expect to.  After looking over the plants we were treated to a offer to visit the backyard.  As it turned out, our hostess was Ann Peal-and she is a garden designer. 

A not so Secret Garden! was awaiting us.  I, the non-gardener was blown away with the many beautiful ideas she had incorporated into this magical space.  I was the one taking a ZILLION pictures.  So I hope you will bear with me as I show some of what we were treated to.
This was the beautiful entrance to the garden
The first thing we saw after passing through the entrance was a beautiful drift wood garden.  It was magical -I might be able to do this-loved it.  The owner called it "Cedar Rest"

Don't you love it!

Vintage doors from France

I would love this bench

So much eye candy!

Lots of places to sit while you enjoy the beauty 
Lovely porch vignette 
This was on the back porch
Driftwood planted with lichen
Don't wish you had been with us on the unexpected excursion and treat!!


  1. Wow, what a fun place. I've never seen anything quite like the driftwood garden it! Thanks so much for giving us the tour.

    1. Thanks, Betsy. It was such a delight!