Friday Garden Lust: English Country Garden

February 17, 2012 Comments Off on Friday Garden Lust: English Country Garden

My house has no curb appeal once so ever. I’m serious.


However the total lack of gardens was actually  a positive when buying the house. The neighborhood is plagued with drab under cared for shrubs. So not having a profanity laced conversation with an ugly shrub in front of my octogenarian neighbors to look forward to is really and truly GREAT!

On the flip side, a blank canvas, means you can get carried away with options, and let me tell you if anyone is prone to decision paralysis it’s me. I’m trying to limit myself to the front yard this spring, I wish it was for some altruistic reason, but really it’s so I can show up my neighbors.  I am constrained by lighting and soil(as are all gardeners)  and what the deer won’t eat, at least for the front yard. While I live in  the city we have what can be described as a herd of deer wandering the neighborhood including one three lagged deer I have name Tres.

Right now I’m thinking English country garden/more is more. I love lush and “messy” gardens over highly manicured, let plants be plants!

An English country garden by Sally Dunn

Source: Sally Dunn 

Source: Anne Hathaway s Garden, Gloriana, Photobucket

Come on spring!


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