Sunday, July 6, 2008

It's All In the Angle...

One of the things I like about blogging is that my garden often looks better online than in person. I can hide many weeds and flaws, of course, I show many weeds and flaws but in general I show you the best of everything. I was walking around one day surveying what new blooms I had. There is an old foundation from a building out behind the barn that tends to be a catch all and wild daisies grown on it. I caught this view and thought how pretty. I love mass plantings!

Now, this is the other angle....not so pretty.... Don't you love it? Anyone feeling daring and want to share a best and worst angle?

Removing the foundation and that little building to the right is on our list of things to do but the list is quite long and this project is rather low on the list. I see a wonderful garden in this spot with a little fish pond and a path through it. At the far end, I envision a little patio with a table and chairs covered by large arbour with grape vines growing on it. Stay may be a few years but it's gonna be great!


  1. I love, love, love the best angle shot. The picture is beautiful!

    I like to take photos that way too sometimes.

  2. You know, Country Girl - I kind of like both photos. One looks more like a magazine shoot, but the other one really shows the big, beautiful spaces you have.
    Maybe you could keep the foundation? Some pretty famous gardeners have turned old foundations into walled gardens, or sunken gardens or otherwise sheltered gardens where plants a zone or two higher can survive.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  3. Your house looks so pretty through the daisies. It's a great shot! Like Annie, I enjoyed seeing the wide open spaces of the other shot too.
    Your imaginary garden sounds wonderful. I hope it becomes a reality one of these days :)

  4. I am very curious about a garden on the foundation and being able to get away with plants a zone or two higher. That idea is very exciting to someone in a zone 4! I took a class once and asked the instructor and was told no way. Now I think I may research it a bit more. Sounds like a good winter project! Thanks Annie!