Hello my friends. I have always thought that your garden should be an extension of your home.
After all, we spend plenty of time out there during the summer.
Extra rooms, one might say. By creating rooms in the garden you are inviting visitors to wander and discover.
Your gardens should reflect your style and personality. As you will soon see, mine are a bit eclectic; just like my home.
In the next few posts I will be sharing some of my garden rooms with you.
What better place to start than in the entry? Like most of you, I have two entrances into our gardens. This one is on the East side.
Although it looks like a simple moss wreath hanging on the gate. . .it really is a large plastic marquee letter ‘O’ that I covered with sheet moss. Welcome to the ‘Olson’ gardens!
We just added the flagstone pathway last week. I planted moss and other steppables between some of the rocks.
Now let’s step over to the entrance on the West side of our home. No, this is not a square letter ‘O’. It is actually a moss wreath. lol! Gotta keep you guessing.
Just before you enter the gate there is this small sitting area. One might call it the parlor. I did the flagstone (all by my little ol self) the first year we moved into our home.
A while ago the early blooming steppables were covered in tiny blossoms. Now the moss and thyme are getting ready to bloom. Don’t you love how the garden is ever changing?
One must have plenty of eye candy in the parlor. This planter box just got planted on Tuesday.
Before too long Morning Glory vines will be climbing the old screen door and rakes.
You might remember this from last year. It was not a planned thing, just sort of happened.
A rustic thrift find metal pan is planted with sedums.
Next to the entrance of the gate is a sweet pink climbing rose.
And just inside the gate is a French Lilac bush. We are still enjoying this late bloomer.
A chippy stand holds a vintage watering can, a potted miniature rose, one of my old sprinklers, and a tool box planted with more sedums. Next to it are an old pitchfork and shovel. A chicken feeder planted with Lavender sits below.
No parlor would be complete with out a couple of chairs and a table. I bought the chairs years ago at Target. I had them sandblasted and powder coated about 5 years ago. The table was built by my nieces husband years ago also.
Hope you felt right at home in the entry and parlor of my garden rooms!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties: