Friday, March 22, 2013

end of week garden inspiration




A little garden inspiration to kick off the weekend.....Enjoy!  


Christopher Lloyd's gardens at Great Dixter House & Gardens


photos all via-Great Dixter House and Gardens








50 comments:

  1. Awe, lovely ;) thanks for the inspiration. I need to work on my flower gardening skills. Two years ago I planted bluebell seeds like I would for a veggie garden and it looks dumb, lol, all in one line :) I tried to get the more over grown look for this year, but it's such a young garden, it's going to take awhile. Happy weekend friend, xo

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    1. My garden is young too!! A work in progress as I like to call it! Have a great weekend!!

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  2. Gorgeous lush greenery!! I can feel the sunshine on my shoulders ;-)

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    1. The sunshine will be on your shoulders soon!!!

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  3. wow! such beauty - I can't wait until my gardens are mature ;)

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    1. I have several areas that are taking their time maturing. I guess that is what keeps me hanging on to the next season!

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  4. So pretty! I love the combinations of flowers and the beautiful pathways! You are inspiring me to start planning for some new gardens! I love those large shrubs. xx

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    1. I am a sucker for paths....yours by the way is stunning from your post the other day!!! Can't wait to see more of your garden!

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  5. Must be the weekend for looking at gardens, I have just 3 new gardens books from the library.

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    1. Ha!! Must be!!! It just never gets old to me!!!

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  6. Oh, my! So beautiful I love the house in the background. I am looking forward to some garden time this weekend and then a full week of it during spring break. Steve asked me if I wanted him to hire a gardener to take out the jungle this week so all I have to do is plant flowers. I have to say I took him up on it. During the fall and winter I have so little time for gardening and it is literally a jungle. Our little ginger cat is not going to be happy though.

    Hope you get some garden time in soon.

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    1. How fantastic!!!! Now you can focus on the good stuff!!!! Me on the other hand....they are calling for snow again tomorrow. Not sure how much more cold I can take!!!!

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  7. If I had a dream job, it would be to develop a huge garden such as this one and give it a gorgeous name and open it to the public an so on. What a wonderful legacy he has left he world!

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    1. And I will come work there for you!!! Wouldn't that be grand?!?!

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  8. Wow! Imagine having that in your back yard. When I'm a dotty old lady, I want to spend my days in the garden finishing at 4pm to sit and drink gin and tonics. xo

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    1. Yep!!! That sounds just about perfect to me!!! I will cheers you to that!

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  9. WOW!!! Yep, that about sums it up :)

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    1. Yep it does!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  10. What gorgeous pictures!!! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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    1. Anytime!!! So much beauty in our world! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Thanks Nicole for giving us some color! It will give us something to look/dream about when the next round of snow hits! I do have tulips and hyacinths poking thru!

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    1. I have some tulips poking through too!!! Oh well guess the snow is not the worst thing that could happen but some milder temps sure would be nice!

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  12. Well if that doesn't make ya wanna get out in the dirt, I don't know what will!

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    1. Ha! Right!!! I hope you get some digging in this weekend!

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  13. Those pictures fill me with yearning! We are planning a trip to England in the fall and want to visit several famous gardens, including Hidcote Manor, Sissinghurst, etc. You've reminded me that we have to consider Great Dixter!

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    1. Oh my!! That will be one lovely trip!!! Can't wait to see the photos!

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  14. Love the sidewalk garden! I am so wanting the snow to melt in my garden!!

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  15. What an inspirational gardener Christopher Lloyd was.
    He visited New Zealand once or twice, sadly I didn't hear him speak although everyone spoke very highly of him and marvelled at his enthusiasm and humour!
    I read where he loved working away in his garden, usually unrecognised by visitors, listening to comments and having a chuckle!
    I haven't visited Great Dixter but I have been to Vita's garden "Sissinghurst", my most magical day ever!
    Shane ♥

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    1. I love those magical days in the garden! I would like to travel one day and see all of the gardens that I read about !! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!'

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  16. Wonderful inspiration! I dream of my garden looking as beautiful one day!

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    1. Me too Holley!! I have finally slowed myself down by reminding myself that Rome wasn't built in a day and that goes the same for my garden!!

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  17. Wow,
    Such beautiful and inspiring photos, it makes me wish for a gardener! My husband and I can barely keep up with the beds we have, like today we spend 6 hours just cleaning up beds from the fall! Ahhh but your photos keep me dreaming!
    By the way I just LOVE the bracelet you made in the previous post!
    Stunning!
    dee dee

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    1. I sooo hear ya!!! It is such a job getting beds cleaned up!!! We were out today doing a bit today too! Thanks so much for popping by and have a wonderful weekend!!'

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  18. The photos are just lovely. We all need to look at pretty flowers this time of year especially!

    Your pancakes down below look wonderful as well as the zucchini cake, yum! I love that photo of your child holding that zucchini, it's almost as big as her lol

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  19. Gorgeous pics :-) We're planting up our vegie garden this afternoon - very excited! We haven't had a vegie patch since we moved over 12 months ago!
    Happy Sunday!
    Sarah x

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  20. Oh what an amazing sight! I admire this so much. Such work and decication. True inspiration. And thank you sweet sweet beautiful woman for you amazing words that fill me for weeks...thank you and so much love xxx

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  21. The house and garden is my idea of home. I'm planning the same 'look" but on a much smaller scale of course. As I work I can imagine Christopher Lloyd beside me giving advice. Fortunately he is very patient.

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  22. That is gorgeous! I love how the home is so cottage-y. Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!

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  23. How wonderful those English cottage gardens and pathways are! As usual your post informative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing all this beauty.

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  24. So pretty! Something like those last two pictures is what I want the front of my house to look like....someday!

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  25. That is definitely a garden I'd like to visit someday! So incredible!

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  26. Oh to have such impressive flowerbeds someday! Thanks for starting my week with a little spring motivation Nicole.

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  27. Gorgeous! I love pathways with full beds along each side. I've tried to do that in our garden, and am still working on spots to make it better!

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  28. What beautiful gardens!!! The color and greenery is so lush and candy for my eyes. I can hardly wait until it turns green here. The wait just seems so long.
    Cindy

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  29. The only thing stopping me from getting in the garden is not having enough time. These are motivating me to get out there and start digging.

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