Welcome to my 2nd tour of yet another wonderful garden!
Barbara's gardens are located near Hendersonville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
She loves English style Cottage Gardens
with fairytale whimsy.
Let's take the tour!
Her Garden Lady is here to greet you...
won't you join us!
Look closely at the details...her
face is made with a shovel painted pink...
She's a very creative person!
A sense of whimsy and enchantment are felt throughout her gardens...
She calls this her Bee Shed where she stores her bee yard equipment...She's created a theme around Winnie the Pooh- hence the bell and"Mr. Sanders" sign over the door!
Notice the chair that has been "potted"!
Let's peek in!
Pooh Bear and bee related items...
These are her beehives that have to be protected by an electric fence because of the bears! Yes the bears!!
Lots of cottage flowers casually flow together
Jolly Bee Cranesbill, Happy Returns Lily, native Sunflowers and Ferns
These are a "rustled rambler" Rose. She was able to get some starters from a group of very old roses nearby that a neighbor had planted long before she was born.
Foxgloves popping up along with peonies, and Lemon Lilies
What a great shot...so storybook like!
I went to BeFunky.com
and used the "cartoonizer" feature
to give it a more illustrated look...
Things along the way...
An old hot wheels bike with a
reclaimed metal basket planted with flowers!
Her touch of whimsy shows up in many places!
An old tree stump that serves as one of her Fairy Gardens
turned into another fairy garden...
Her creative use of re-purposed items is inspiring!
See the adorable thimble and the old silver spoon!
The Tool Shed
Her Endless Summer Hydrangeas looking marvelous! She has the highly acidic soil that gives her the advantage of that wonderful blue coloring so desired in the hydrangeas!
A brief glimpse inside the tool shed...
The basics for gardening!
This little cottage is the cutest thing! Notice all the details with the scalloped edge, shutters, fencing and the trellis!
Lets take a peek inside!
This is a potting bench made from
an old galvanized baking center
with a butcher block top salvaged
from a local school.
Notice too the hand painted floor!
She has the Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora rose like I do!
Looks like some Little Princess Spirea too!
Ding dong the witch is dead...
Crickhollow also serves as Santa's workshop at Christmas time! This was a couple of winter's ago when they actually got snow!
Santa's clothes needed freshening up too!
One of my favorite shots...Foxgloves are truly an enchanting plant! Have you ever watched a bee go up inside one of their flowers! Love it!
Caladiums, Polka Dot Plant and Iresene (or Bloodleaf)
What a pretty walkway by the house!
There sure is a lot of work and love that have gone into all of this! This kind of gardening and yard elements take time
to develop, but that's part of the fun!
Well, I'm afraid the tour is over
Say Hello to Barbara!
What a beautiful setting!
Isn't this a fun place!
I hope you enjoyed this peek into Barbara's gardens!
It's fun to see some of the creative things people can do with their yards. Just painting a tool shed can bring new life to your yard!
I have a shed I'd love to adopt to put my garden bench and supplies in like hers! I've even seen some with a little chandelier in them that I thought were adorable! We all have a little nook we can create in...even if it's only a flower pot one can turn it into a bit of fun with some whimsy! I've seen some adorable fairy gardens in very tiny places!
I love hearing your comments and I'm sure Barbara will too!
Please join me at the following parties
that I will be joining:
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Fishtail Cottage for the