Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mosaic Monday: More Open Gardens



I have visited so many open gardens this year, and I am way behind on showing you all of them. I visited this particular garden a few weeks ago, as part of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program.

This particular garden was attached to a low, mid-century modern type home, surrounded by a woodland garden with a Japanese flavor. However, parts of the garden were much more English in style, as you can see in these photos. Boxwood hedges framed beds in the kitchen garden, and roses and clematis spilled over a central paved pathway.

I will try to show you the woodland and bog gardens later in the week. I will also have a fabulous treat for you, so stay tuned!

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful! And love the reflection in the reflecting ball, cool pic!

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  2. What a beautiful garden! I love that beautiful purple flower..

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  3. This garden definitely looks like it's worth a visit. Gorgeous photos. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your shots of the woodland garden.

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  4. What fun to visit all these beautiful gardens. I would be filling up the memory card in my camera. I love the reflection shot and the gazing ball.

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  5. Wonderful photos! Everything is in full bloom here in NC! We can't wait to visit the NC Arboretum! ♥

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  6. Mary, This garden is just beautiful! I love the bluestone pathway.

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  7. I love gardens. If I could, I'd just live in one forever! :D :D :D Love the reflection in the gazing ball. Have a wonderful week!

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  8. A lovely English garden no matter the style of the house. I also enjoyed catching a glimpse of the photographer.

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  9. When I see a garden like this I lust after structure and gravel crush and stone paths - and then there's sure to be more work!
    Your photos are lovely, and give one a sense of the cool peace in this garden.

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  10. Such a beautiful garden. It looks a lot like my garden...before I open my eyes.

    Remember to stop by on Tuesday to enter my giveaway.

    Have a great week! La

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  11. I so appreciate well thought out gardens. This one is beautiful. Looking forward to your surprise...

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  12. Love your pictures, but my favorite is your reflection in the garden ball!

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  13. Thanks so much for hosting, Mary.
    Hope all is well in your world. :)

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  14. Very beautiful! Strolling through gardens and discovering something new around every corner is at the top of my "favorite things to do" list.

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  15. I can't imagine having and maintaining such a beautiful garden! It really is a show piece. Happy new week, Mary!

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  16. Mary, I love The Garden Conservancy's programs, I think I mentioned before. I am so happy to see your beautiful photos since I haven't been able to visit even one open day this year. Beautiful, my friend. Not linking with you today as Yvonne @ StoneGable is doing her 1st link party & I thought I should be there as we are such good blog friends. Sending love....

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  17. What a great garden! In Germany it`s called "Offene Gartenpforten". I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Markus

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  18. Gorgeous gardens....
    Lovely post from a lovely woman...
    Have a wonderful week.

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  19. I think the "open garden" concept is neat - after all I garden to have something to enjoy and if someone else can enjoy it too so much the better.
    I spy some purple shamrocks! Love the look of those.

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  20. Such a beatiful garden you have shared with us this week, Mary.
    The choice of plants and shades of green which contrast so well with the clematis, statuary, stone walls and the pergola, made this English girls heart beat a little faster!

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  21. This is my perfect dream garden: lots of greenery, box hedges, blue and grey woodwork and complex simplicity. I love it all.

    Anna

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  22. That´s a very beautiful garden :) LG Tina

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  23. Mary this images just make my heart sing. I love these types of gardens. None like that in my small town. Will have to look in the city for some.
    QMM

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  24. I am thoroughly enjoying your virtual garden tours, thankyou so much for sharing with us.
    I am delighted to be back home and able to participate in Mosaic Monday once again.

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  25. I have added my link but it is not showing :( If I try and enter again it is telling me the link already exists despite not showing! Just in case it does not work later forgive me for linking here.
    http://lindyloumac.blogspot.com/2011/06/cherry-harvest-la-raccolta-delle.html

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  26. I love visiting open gardens. The Garden Conservancy Open Days program is awesome.

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  27. This garden looks like a quiet and peaceful place to spend time. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Katalin -- oops, I prepared this post last week, as we were away for the weekend and I knew that I wouldn't have time to do it on Sunday... :)

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  29. Mary~ Thanks again for hosting...the garden is gorgeous!!
    Smiles~
    Cat

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  30. That's my kind of garden, Mary. Love your photos.
    Rosie

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  31. Thank you Mary for sharing the lusciousness & beauty !

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