My Alpine Home

Friday, May 29, 2015

Double Delicious. . .Garden Gate Love

What is it about garden gates that has so many of us in love?
 
is it the anticipation of what lies behind them, their
 curve or curb appeal, or
 
well, I could go on and on.
 
Whatever it is I adore them!
 
 
So much so that I have them placed here and there throughout my garden.
I don't have peonies planted by my garden gate so I planted a garden gate by my peonies.  : )
 

This perfect pairing has now become 'double delicious'!


 
Here's a few more of my garden gates.
 
 



The orange poppes against the green metal gate. . .perfect pairing.
Again, (if you ask me) double delicious!



 
I wish I would have taken this photo when the Brunerra was loaded with dainty blue blooms. . .perfect pairing!

 
 

This one leads to our rose garden.  It will be much prettier when the lavender is in bloom.
 




Not a gate, but of course it was instant love when I spied this little potting bench at a shop years ago.
 
It houses some of my small oil cans

 
How about you?  Do you have old gates in your garden?
 
Never met one I didn't love!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
This post was featured at Roses of Inspiration.  Thanks Stephanie!
 
 

36 comments:

Christine Vandormolen said...

soooooo cute! Love your garden!!

Gayle said...

Great Gates.
They may be appealing because they represent the entry of a sanctuary to get away from it all.

NanaDiana said...

I don't have any old gates at THIS house but I had them in other houses. I love them and your gardens all look great! Those poppies make me smile-my mother had a whole side yard full of them. xo Diana

Kim said...

So many garden gates...lovely! I think I need to get one...or two...or three! ;) Of course, I'd need some of your flowers, too!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your peonies and poppy's are so beautiful. Have a lovely day! Jo

Rose L said...

YOU HAVE SUCH A LOVELY AND INTERESTING GARDENS!!!

Consider It All Joy said...

OMGoodness, you have a treasure trove of garden gates, Jann! Absolutely love them. I found a twin size iron headboard one day at a yard sale for $5 and gave it to my sister who has it beautifully placed in her garden! I should look for something for my own garden :) Those poppy's are such a pretty color and I totally love peonies! Enjoy a great weekend! Blessings, Cindy

cynthia lee designs said...

I love all your gates and your flowers too....everything is beautiful.!!
~Cindy

priscilla said...

You have so much wonderful "junK" Jann ! I wish I could shop in your yard and house :)

Michele said...

What a wonderful thing to collect! No need to dust garden gates, they aren't likely to break and they always are a delight to the eyes, especially with your gorgeous flower combinations.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Love your beautiful garden...
Have a happy weekend,
Titti

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I love garden gates, yours have such a darling cottage appeal...I like the way you've used some as almost like a trellis....so cute! I do have a gate, but more for function, boo. I'm always looking for the perfect antique one, though!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
I am right there with you. I love old gates out in the garden. Yours are gorgeous.
Kris

living from glory to glory said...

Oh Jann your garden is so lovely, I am trying to re-plant after our terrible hail storm. But I enjoyed seeing these so much... Thank you!
Hugs, Roxy

chateau chic said...

Your wonderful gates add so much fun and character to your pretty gardens. The wooden picket fencing especially captured my heart!
Mary Alice

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jsnn,
LOVE all your garden dates! The metal ones are hard to come by...
Thanks so much for your visits!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dana Bishop said...

First of all, I agree with you about garden gates. I think they are perfect for trellises, accents, wall hangings, whatever. I like all of yours! The peonies are incredible. That particular pink is stunning. So let's talk Brunerra. I have killed 3 of them. It's not my fault!!! One year a pipe burst and the poor thing died. The next year, in a different spot, the astilbes grew over the brunerra and it didn't get enough sun but it did get overly wet. Last year, in desperation, I planted it in a pot. No sign of it this year. I feel like a failure.

Each of your gates is unique and beautiful, with just the right plantings. Thanks for the tour and the ideas.

Hugs, Dana

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

So many great gates and your garden pictures are lovely.
Have a wonderful week.
Denise

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I love those pictures, beautiful flowers! A wonderful garden!

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Love the wrought iron and flower combinations.
The peonies are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Lots of blessings from South Africa

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Your garden is just beautiful Jann and I love the gates!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

I LOVE your collection of garden gates, Jann! I cherish the garden gate in the white picket fence that welcomes visitors to my Herb & Tea Garden. It's my favorite part of my Midwest perennial cottage garden. ♡

Nina Lewis said...

This is such a novel idea to me -- putting gates where my flowers are! You have inspired me...I want to do this...problem is I first need to do a search and rescue to find my flowers amongst the weeds...sigh...

Linda said...

Love your garden gates, especially the old wooden ones. I can't have 'junque' because my hubby tosses it. :-( He just doesn't see the beauty in it.

Schotzy said...

I could find rest for my soul in your garden!

Debby Ray said...

Oh these are just lovely Jann...every single one. I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite!

pret-a-vivre said...

Love all your flowers, and how you pair them. The poppies and the green gate are so pretty together.
EmCi @ Prêt-a-Vivre.com

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a fun post! I don't have any garden gates, just tall fences. The wooden gates at the beginning of the blog remind me of the cottage gates many homes have in Carmel by the Sea in California. Their unevenness and whimsy appeals to me.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Nora

Conniecrafter said...

Love all your garden gates to accent your beautiful gardens!

Art and Sand said...

Gorgeous garden gates - I want one.

There are so many great projects on SYC, but I am only doing wedding projects for the next week.

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, you garden is so delightful! I love the collection of gates :) You are such a joy, my friend, and you are always so full of lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your day!

Laura Lane said...

No gates in my garden, but I wish you were here to help me with it!
Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Stephanie said...

Hi friend! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that this lovely post was featured at Roses of Inspiration this week :) Hugs to you!

My thrift store addiction said...

Charming gates, Jann! Love them!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Jann...I simply in love with you delightful old garden gates...they add such delicious charm to your lovely garden, and I can see why you love them! And you've certainly inspired me! One day when I have a pretty garden of my own, I will collect garden gates and such to place in between, just like you've done...and I dearly want to grow peonies too!
My grandmother is the gardener in the family, and she passed on her love of all things gardening to me! I tend the family vegetable garden, but dearly want to grow flowers and create a beautiful place to rest and be inspired in!
I truly enjoy my visit to your spot on the web, and off to look at some of your older posts now!
Blessings and joy!
Kelly-Anne

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Your garden is simply amazing! I don't have a flower garden yet... just a vegetable garden... but as soon as we get moved to our future property, I plan to have a flower garden pronto... and peonies are first on the list, next to roses, next to rhododendrons...oh my... the list goes on and on! But your garden gate decor is just fabulous! I love that you took the garden gate to the peonies. Loveliness abounds in your garden! Have a wonderful and blessed evening!