Before I take you on a tour of my gardens I'd like to acknowledge that I reached the '100 followers' mark this week for which I am humbly flattered. When I began my blog, it was to share my wisdom of gardening which evolved to include home decor and my love for afternoon tea.
Many bloggers have celebrated this achievement with a giveaway and I'd like to have one too, but not for the reason of hitting a certain number nor to acquire more followers. My giveaway will be in the near future and you'll just have to visit often to find out all about it. Blogging has introduced me to some new friends and I want to say how much I have enjoyed getting to know you.
I walked around the gardens the past couple of weeks to take some photos when it wasn't raining for a change.
The reading garden has a lot of variegated plants which I know is a past trend, but I still like the effect. It will have more colour later in the summer.
The Japanese garden is on the north side and has some of my favourite plants.
This little fairy garden has a petite weeping pussy willow between the two fairies. In the back is weigela 'Red Prince' that will flower again in late summer.
The native water lilies in the pond have spread very well this year.
At the back you can see the first of the white flowers (peonies) blooming in the moon garden which is pretty when more begin to flower.
And the tea house beckons for a relaxing rest in the shade by the pond. I'll have to get busy with more photos to show you around the front yard next time.