Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sneak Preview



We have had a busy couple of weeks visiting lots of local gardens. I think I have taken approximately 1000 pictures. While I work my way up this mountain of photography and confirm some of the planting details with the homeowners, I thought I would show you a quick preview of some of my favourite shots.

I love the back gate in this Brampton Garden.

One goose would have been lost. Three is perfect. The Gower Garden, Brampton


We saw so many beautiful roses.

Here is a flower you don't see all that often. Canterbury Bells, Spargette Garden in Brampton

What a pleasing arrangement of objects. The Singer Garden, Brampton.

It was hard to believe these homeowners had moved in only 18 months before. Spargette Garden in Brampton

Amazing color. The Spargette Garden

An original water feature. Ruttle Garden, Brampton.

A great mix of colors and textures. The Spargette Garden

What a pretty fern! Brillance Autumn Fern

If you are going to paint your Adirondack chairs, you might as well make them 
an interesting color. The Singer Garden, Brampton.

Interesting couple. Fallopia Variegato and  Hosta 'Sun Power'

When designing your garden, it pays to think in terms of creating little vignettes.

32 comments:

  1. Wowwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a excellent design and gardens
    everything is crazy.
    good collection!
    small garden design

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  2. What beautiful gardens ,
    love the roses climbing everywhere....and the garden only 18 months old ....Wow
    Rosemary

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  3. Easy to see why you selected these as your favorites. Thanks for the tour!

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  4. Beautiful pics ! Thank you, for all those perfect pictures !

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  5. I'm convinced your part of Canada must be bursting with gardens!! They are all so gorgeous!! We have to be careful with honeysuckle here because it's so invasive. But I still love it! Great pix, as usual!!

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  6. Love the picture with the pink roses over the arbor. Spectacular.

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  7. You've captured some very charming and beautiful moments in your photos of fine gardens....I do love the lime green chairs ;-). You had me with the Canterbury Bells..."that's an odd rose, it looks like bells" I thought. Just lovely.

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  8. Jennifer, your photos are fantastic! The rose arbor is so special and I think that coleus is Trusty Rusty so striking!

    Eileen

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  9. So many amazing photos and garden ideas here. How wonderful that you were able to visit all these great gardens. The lime green chairs are wonderful. I have a pair that could use some new paint!

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  10. Oh, wow, if this is the preview, I can't wait for the show! Wonderful ideas here!

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  11. I just signed myself out by accident .....lost my comment. Love the plant combinations ....lots to look at. My favorite is that stunning arbor with the roses!

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  12. What a wonderful group of photos! I like the Sun Hosta the best. Don't you just love digital photography, you can take as many pictures as you want.

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  13. Oh my. I'm not sure there is anything you can do to improve on this! I am totally blown away!

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  14. Holy toledo! So much beauty, looking forward to more.

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  15. These are gorgeous!! I am really looking forward to seeing many more, Jennifer! I'm so pleased to know you took PLENTY! I never grow tired of seeing beautiful vignettes and gardenscapes...not ever, so keep them coming :)

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  16. Absolutely amazing..love the rose arbor and statues, especially the one in the last shot!
    Beautiful, thanks for the tour. Visiting from Fishtail Cottage

    glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

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  17. Beautiful! I have accumulated many photographs of statues in my garden as well as others gardens and you have inspired me to re-look at them. I am new to visiting your blog and look forward to looking around and visiting often ~ Jacque

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  18. There are some truly lovely photos in this post ... the rose arbor is wonderful! L

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  19. Thank you for sharing your photos! I too love this garden gate!! Brampton, as in Brampton, Ontario?

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  20. Wonderful plantings! Thanks for sharing!!
    Julie

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  21. Breathtaking.What beautiful plant combinations.

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  22. Beautiful photography. Thank you for the virtual tour, I enjoyed it!

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  23. I wish my garden tours were full of so much loveliness Jennifer. We had some success but there are always hit or misses. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pink roses over the arbors! Wow ~ that's breathtaking. I'm dying for those pink canterbury bells too. I have purple, lavender and white but not pink. Those are luscious. Now I have a new mission!
    I'm also loving 'Sun Power' hosta! What a fabulous color. I haven't seen it here but it would sure brighten a dark corner.
    Everything is really, really inspiring ~ did you come home re-energized???
    ps My Adirondack chairs are painted that color too and everyone in my neighborhood can find my house if I tell them it's the one with the lime green chairs!!

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  24. Your photos are very lovely and these look like interesting gardens, but I wish I had not seen the peonies form the previous post first. Their beauty made it hard to see anything else clearly.

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  25. Gorgeous pics, I love so many things starting with those chairs (fabulous color) and the interesting plant combos. :)

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  26. What an absolute delight,that rose arbor is perfection and so beautifully photographed.

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  27. Blooming marvellous, I do especially love the geese.

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  28. Fabulous!!!! Can't wait till the next "installment"!

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  29. awesome post........

    Great Post! This blog is ever amazing. Thanks
    Adventure

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