Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Architect's Garden Part I








I'm very proud to live in New Jersey, where our state's nickname is "The Garden State."  Every year I love to visit the gardens that are open as part of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program.  This garden is called The Architect's Garden.  I have visited it in year's past, and have always been in love with the bones of the garden -- it's beautiful stone walls and gravel paths.  Paired with some wonderful antique garden ornaments and boxwood hedges, these architectural elements help to create strong outdoor rooms.

I have at least two more posts full of photos from this garden, so stay tuned for more.  :)

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
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.net

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.

34 comments:

  1. Mary, the Open Days and garden visits sounds like fun. This Architect's Garden looks beautiful and your photos are wonderful. Thanks for hosting and I wish you a happy week ahead.

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  2. There's something so beautiful about stonework in landscaping like this! Wonderful old buildings and fabulous photos my friend! Happy Monday!

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  3. What a pretty place to visit! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for hosting again this week.

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  4. You always find the most beautiful gardens to visit and photograph. I love the stone walls here and the clapboard building. Beautiful! Thanks for hosting Mary and I hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Pamela

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  5. This is a beautiful garden with a lovely name, Mary.

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  6. You find the most amazing places to visit, Mary. The images are beautiful!

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  7. Hello Mary, love to visit gardens too. This one looks amazing. I appreciate you hosting,
    Kathy

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  8. Is this the architect's home as well? The buildings are wonderful.

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  9. A beautiful garden, I love its' formality.

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  10. Such a lovely, simple yet elegant spot. I so enjoyed my visit. Thank you for hosting as well.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  11. Mary,

    Thank you for hostessing. You offer such lovely photos. A beautiful garden.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  12. Hello Mary
    It's beautiful - especially the dry stone walls and the gravel paths.
    The bones of the garden are so important, especially where Winters are harsh as there is no interest from shrubs and flowers then.
    I'll look forward to seeing your follow up posts on this garden!

    The middle part of the house is quite lovely.

    I've linked my post to you today. Mary, thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday.

    Wishing you a very happy week
    Shane ♥

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  13. Loved the garden visit. Thank you for hosting. Have a great week.
    Joy

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  14. Sure like the age and the old growth on those rock walls. Great historical site. Thanks for hosting.
    Rob

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  15. You've shown this beautiful property at its very best, Mary. I can see why you enjoyed photographing it. Thanks for hosting.

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  16. gorgeous gardens, what a lovely place to stroll around and absorb the beautiful sites and sounds. I wish I had some I could visit here! Thank you for taking us with you. and for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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  17. Hi Mary,

    What a gorgeous property with stone walls - so very inviting. Thank you for hosting this party. I am entry #24.

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  18. Wonderful photos from the house and the garden. Marvelous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  19. Such a lovely house and garden. And I love the sone walls. They are fantastic. Thank you for the beautiful photos and for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  20. What a beautiful place! Thank you for hosting...have a wonderful week! :)

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  21. I love this beautiful place. I wish I could visit this place and stroll through. It looks like a very peaceful place to be. Your photos are FABULOUS!! You have captured the essence...
    Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday. It's my favorite time.
    Hugs,
    Brenda

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  22. What a beautiful place. I love to paint stones and old houses and barns. NJ is beautiful.
    QMM

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  23. What a beautiful place Mary! I love the old architecture as well as the gardens! Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  24. I love this place! It really looks beautiful.

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  25. I'm really looking forward to your next post about this fabulous garden. I love all it's parts.

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  26. Thank you for the great tour of the gardens. And thank you for hosting.
    Denise

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  27. I do love all the stonework in those photos. So pretty.

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  28. Beautiful, those old urns must be worth a fortune an the old stonework is so wonderful. Happy week to you Mary~

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  29. What beautiful homes...and, oh, the stonework!
    Thank you for hosting this fun time of the week, my friend,
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  30. Oh, my goodness....just lovely! What a treat to stop by and see this garden and out buildings. I love the sandy walkway and stone fence. THX for hosting~

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