I Wish I Had a Fox by the Tail!

Last June I attended a local garden tour.  One particular garden was my favorite, Talk about eye candy around every corner.  It said ‘WELCOME’ from the moment you arrived.

It was an older home with so much character.


As we walked around to the gardens we passed cozy vignettes.


Love that red  side door!



She had an old outbuilding filled with wonderful treasures!

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Her back yard was a blooming paradise!  The arbor in the center lead to her cutting garden.

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She had one plant that I have been yearning for ever since.  The Foxtail Lily.

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The Foxtail Lily is a majestic plant that is gorgeously statuesque. I remember having one, just one in my Highland garden that did not come back the second year.  This garden had these beauties in so many wonderful colors!  I have been wanting to order some for my garden. I am a bit slow because after looking on the computer I am finding that  the color varieties are sold out.  I guess I only get yellow this year. Do any of you have these lovlies in your garden?  she had them in the numbers.  Grouped together they made such a statement!

These next pics are of more of her wonderful blooms.  She said that she hand waters it every day and it takes her hours.  Well worth the effort don’t you think?




These are some of her fun garden treasures.  I love all the white!




I think this was one of my favorites.  I love how this little steppable plant is growing through this box.  Perfect place for a faux bird to nest.


My sweet friend, Amanda knows the owner of this garden.  She is a very generous lady that will share any start except her Foxtail lilies.  Can’t say as I blame her.

Cottage gardening is my favorite.  I can’t wait until my garden is full of lush blooms! I spent 6 hrs. in the garden yesterday.  It excites me so much to see things popping up all around!  It’s coming along well, nothing as fantastic as this,  but sure hope I can get my hands on of a few of those Fox Tails!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Happy gardening,


I will be sharing this wonderful garden with:

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday  I also want to thank Debra for featuring my copycat post of my mirror and shelf.  What an honor!

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Faded Charm for White Wednesday

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday


Kris said...

I love garden tours! I am sorry I didn't make it to your Linky party. I will try to come to the next one! I have been busy here with some work going on outside. And that would have made the perfect post too!!! Darn!!

NanaDiana said...

OHMYGOSH! WHAT a garden! It is spectacular. I have NEVER seen anything like that foxtail lily. She is the queen of that garden for sure. I hope to go on a couple of garden tours this year now that I am not working- xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

This garden is so beautiful! I love big cottage or country gardens with a mix of everything and lots of things to look at. I have flower beds - just simple. I can't put the work or money into adding soil etc. to cover our rocky ledge. They still give me pleasure while I'm still able to do the work. Thanks for the tour. Pamela

LifeLessOrdinary said...

Simply gorgeous! I like that box too :)

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

What a beautiful garden. Just found your blog. Love to have you stop by Simple & Sweet Fridays, you have great ideas. I'll try to join your linky party too.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a beautiful garden...love it and I too love the plant sprouting from the sides of the box!!

Katherines Corner said...

Wow, beautiful. What a lovely garden. You caught it beautifully in pictures. Thank you for sharing xo

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That lovely garden makes me want to get out and get my garden started. I will wait a little while just in case there is frost. This garden is filled with beauty and gives me some ideas to try here at home. Thanks, Jann.------- Shannon

Shannon said...

WOW...what a beautiful and large garden!

Diane Writes said...

This is definitely a paradise Jan. I enjoyed looking at each picture. So perfect for spring, but in my country it's picture perfect scene for summer. The red door, choices and arrangement of plans are do die for. I love this post.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a beautiful garden. I love this style as well. Sounds like you had fun gardening! I hope your garden starts blooming soon!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

There are so many stunning ideas to copy here! This garden is gorgeous and just the way I like it...a little wild, not overly thought out yet really amazing. Now I am going back to review the photos...you did such a wonderful job on this post!!

eileeninmd said...

A lovely garden tour, so many beautiful flowers and wonderful ideas. Great post, I hope you have a Happy Week!

Snap said...

You are right ... what wonderful eye candy and some great ideas! Happy Spring!

Marie Arden said...

All the photos are wonderful. That foxtail lily is something else! I dont think I have seen those around here. Happy Spring

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful garden. I have grown the Foxtail lilies, bought them as babies and took two years before they bloomed. They only survived one year after that, the temperature of by Zone 4b garden in the winter was too cold for them. But, they were beautiful the year they did bloom.

Vee said...

Exquisite garden and she's created such a neat working area for herself. I don't think that I could spend that much time on a garden, though it certainly does look amazing.

Sonia said...

Such a wonderful garden! I love garden tours! So many pretty plants and vignettes to look at! Thanks for sharing!
Miss Bloomers

Icy BC said...

Beautiful garden! I like all the decoration as they add a whimsical look to the garden..

Thanks for visiting and following!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's already so lush and full! What a beautiful place to visit and you shared lovely photos! Happy Monday! ♥

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Looks like you had a really enjoyable visit! Some very pretty entries~

If you have not stopped by yet, I would very much appreciate it, if you would please stop by and check out my Mosaic Monday entry. Thanking you in advance~


Art and Sand said...

Oh, my! What a fantastic garden. I have a lovely garden space that suffers during the school year when I am working and turns into my summer haven when school is out. I am going to look back at this post for inspiration.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I love going on garden tours and seeing other peoples gardens. I get great inspiration from the things that grow. I have seen fox tail lilies growing around here but I have never tried them. V

All Things Chic 2 said...

First time visiting & will not be the last WOW!!!
I also invite you to visit my world too!!!
Blessings Lori

Candy said...

Gorgeous. I am so envious. I so enjoyed your tour that I am now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

The Tablescaper said...

What a spectacular garden. So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

- The Tablescaper