No trip to the British countryside would be complete without some country garden photos... here are a few of my favorites.
I love to think about how the plants all go and look together, why the gardener made certain choices, how one plant plays off the other. The general feel of " slightly overgrown but manicured" is what I love most about the "English Country Garden" look. There is something so magical about it.
Along with my hollyhocks this year, I am going to try to recreate this feel in a small area of my front garden. I already have the overgrown climbing roses and various types of hydrangeas in my front porch area so I think we will start there :-).
... this jasmine reminds so much of growing up that I can literally smell being a kid again!
...believe it or not, this is a maple. Full size leaves and a huge tree. It was unbelievable to look at!
... felt like The Secret Garden here.
... I seriously need a mailbox hidden in a hedge like that!