My SUMMER GARDEN

If all continues according to my plans, this will be my last summer in my current gardens.

What a journey it has been from the 6 acre working farm environment I found

to the charming and romantic gardens which I created here. This image was taken from

the same spot as the one above it several years later. More than 50 weddings have taken place in the

gardens. Garden groups came from far and wide.  So many  summer parties have been hosted in these gardens  and it

has served as a venue for many non profit and political events. Ultimately it became my portrait park with it’s many

beautiful vignettes against which to create interesting and beautiful portrait backgrounds.

The blind and the hearing impaired came to touch the large foliage, of the Pedicides (sp),

and  the soft fuzzy foliage of the  lambs ear, the prickles of the many specimen conifers.

There is the sweet fragrance of  honeysuckle and roses.The garden has been shown on HGTV’S

“The Good Life”.  Alas for me it is a work of art complete. People ask me how I can leave it.

It is actually not hard.  I evolved into an artist in this garden.  I am ready to move on.

So much of my time is now spent in front of a computer creating other forms of art which I love.

All is good.

  • Arlene West

    You have the most gorgeous garden anywhere. Love it.

  • What a journey… and what an amazing achievement! dx

  • Your garden is beautiful also Arlene and it even has NO WEEDS!

  • Emilyhirsch

    What a glorious journey! And, obviously, I am enamored with the “final” piece of art that you've created. I'm sure it will continue to evolve into something just as wonderful. I'd be honored to discover more of my artist self in your gardens :).

  • Hi Emily. You are so kind – dynamic as well and the garden obviously is getting the perfect new “mommy” I am so blessed. Winifred