If you have a lake lot, the lake is usually the center of attention. Not so in this yard!
Although, just sitting here, staring at the lake would be heavenly! There were a couple of seating areas like this, and a large deck attached to the house. Definitely a place I would love to go for some rest and relaxation!
But these owners don't just sit around, they also grow their own vegetables. Just look at this beautiful vegetable garden. It was perfect. Not a weed anywhere! I love the gravel pathways around each raised bed. They grew a mixture of vegetables, herbs, and flowers for cutting.
And look! A chicken house! It was adorable. Loved the little rooster sign on the side. And the basket hanging on the hook for gathering eggs. There was even storage on the outside for her tomato cages. Very functional!
Punctuations of color were achieved with numerous container plantings. They were placed near every seating area, along pathways, and on every step. They were all gorgeous, imaginative, and each one was different.
But that's not all! They obviously loved water, because they also had a pond! With waterfalls, lilies, and goldfish. And if you're wondering, the larger shed next to the chicken house is a painter's studio. What a great place to get away and spend some time on a favorite hobby.
There was so much to see in this garden, the lake was just an added feature, not the main focal point! Now, that's Lakeside Living at its best!
This was a part of the Home Garden Tour put on by Smith County Master Gardeners. The first garden, Woodland Wonderland, can be seen HERE.
What garden will we see next? A Vision of Versailles!
Wow - lake, gardens, pond, chicken house and even a studio! That is too cool. Garden tours are so fun. Hope you had a great holiday weekend! : )ReplyDelete
They had it all! I loved this property! :)Delete
Oh My Gosh---how fabulous... We have some fancy dancy places around here on some of our lakes and golf courses. Our little house looks like a 'chicken house' compared to many homes in our area...ReplyDelete
Hope you have had a great Memorial Day and weekend. We certainly have.. George grilled us some steaks tonight...YUM.
The house was not big. The garden was the best feature! Those steaks sound good. I need to get the grill out!Delete
What an interesting place to visit and get some inspiration!ReplyDelete
I really liked the chicken house. It looked like something anyone could build. Loved the fact that she also had storage features designed with it, too.Delete
Quite a garden. My husband and I enjoy our local garden tours. We always come home with such good ideas. Can't wait to see the next garden.ReplyDelete
I love garden tours, too. I can't imagine, though, how these gardeners get it all together for so many visitors!Delete
Beautiful...is that an Oakleaf Hydrangea in the last photo? It's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is - and it was big and beautiful! Although I didn't show them off, she really had some nice plants. You could tell she loved to garden.Delete
Incredible, thanks for the tourReplyDelete
I really did enjoy this garden. It would be a nice garden to live with, too.Delete
Green is normally a lovely colour. However, it's very unbecoming on me, yet I'm currently decidedly green with gardening envy!ReplyDelete
haha - I'm green with envy that these gardeners had absolutely no weeds in their garden! Something I'll never achieve!Delete
Holly, I loved that vegetable garden with raised beds!ReplyDelete
Nadezda, that was my favorite part. They were such a nice feature. And the fact that she grew so many different things in them - vegetables, herbs and flowers - just made them more beautiful and interesting.Delete
Your right it was a focal point. Everything looked wonderful, but I think because they probably lived there year round and they made it a home.ReplyDelete
Cher Sunray Gardens
Yes, it was definitely a home and not just a vacation get away. That does make a difference, doesn't it!Delete
Talk about luxury. Fantastically over the top with the easy chairs. Must be a mad dash to protect them if it rains, and heaven forbid if a bird dare poops on one.ReplyDelete
I thought the chairs were beautiful, but I, too, wondered about the rain - and the wind! Hadn't thought about the birds! hahaDelete
This garden has everything, and all of them are pleasant to look at. A well loved and cared for garden :)ReplyDelete
It was quite beautiful, and you're right - well cared for! A real working garden, too!Delete
Beautiful, lush and relaxing, but also work to keep it going. What a fantastic place to call home.ReplyDelete
They have taken this garden and put it in not only beautiful plants, but also functional features that were also quite beautiful, such as the chicken house and the vegetable beds.Delete
It doesn't appear that the gardener's of this garden have any time to sit and relax. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
That's what I think! Those chairs must be for company! ha! :)Delete
Beautiful plantings - love the bright colors! Thanks for the tour. It's so fun to see other's gardens and get ideas.ReplyDelete
I did love the container plantings. I am terrible with container plants - I always forget to water them, but these made me think I should try a little harder!Delete
More more please!! That was a lovely tour - quite inspiring!ReplyDelete
I hope these garden tour posts will inspire others. They are always inspiring to me! :)Delete
I'll never have a weedless perfect garden, but I can dream! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'll never had a weedless garden, either, and can't even imagine being able to maintain one!Delete
What a fabulous garden...not a weed huh...couldn't do it...they just follow me...ReplyDelete
haha - me, too! I think if I weeded every day, I'd still have weeds!Delete
I love their veggie garden too, in fact, I am quite envious as mine doesn't look nearly as good. Thank you for the tour.ReplyDelete
Mine looks a mess. I think this gardener must have taken a LOT of time to keep hers as neat as it was!Delete
No weeds? Gosh, there's an idea - might catch on I suppose. Not at the Priory though I fear. DReplyDelete
haha - I don't think my weeds are going to give up, either! :)Delete