Sunday, June 17, 2012

Garden Inspiration

A few members from my garden club car-pooled to Marion Jarvie's home and gardens.  If you live in Ontario, you may have heard of this talented landscape designer.  I have to tell you, I came away being inspired to add more plants; I've never seen such jam-packed beds that still had order and beauty.  Living an hour's drive south of me, I'm thinking she is in zone 5b and I was envious of the collection of Japanese maples that often struggle here.  After my cutleaf variety died, I have not planted another but...
I hope you'll enjoy in random order, some of the photos I took of her gardens.
A few of the many Japanese maples.
I'm linking with these hosts:
Mosaic Monday
Bloomin' Tuesday
Cottage Garden Party
Fertilizer Friday
Farm Fresh Friday

37 comments:

  1. This is someone's home and yard? Wow, it looks like a gorgeous garden to visit. Beautiful photos.

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  2. Her gardens are beautiful and you are so lucky to be able to visit them in person. I personally love full gardens. Mine are getting back to it after changing to a great deal of flowering shrubs, and will be filled back in within a couple more years. I know you can also have Japanese Maples as you saw with hers. Just picking the right varieties. Good luck on some new ones.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. I would say they look like wonderful gardens.

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  4. Yes - I agree - all lovely- thanks for the tour!

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  5. Hi Judith, Marion gardens are gorgeous. I lost my one and only Japanese Maple this winter and did not replace it with another. I guess I am like you too far north. Have a great week:)

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! It's so much fun to visit others' gardens and glean ideas for our own.
    Hugs, Beth

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  7. Those gardens are amazing. I am intrigued by the height of her beds in relation to the lawns. No need for edging that way. I also am wondering how she keeps critters away. Can you tell I'm having critter troubles?

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  8. Hi Judith,
    What a beautiful garden! Everything looks so perfect. How wonderful to spend some time there! Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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  9. Oh my gush these garden is just awesome!

    Kim,USA

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  10. So much color and texture. I love those red maples. I do wish I could get one to grow. I had one that I pulled out today. It was struggling and then it go hailed. Great pictures.

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  11. What a beautiful garden. I love the Japanese maples, too. We have none in our current yard, but had one in the last house we lived in. So sculptural and striking, even in winter without leaves.
    Have a great week.

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  12. Beautiful garden! Such pretty shots.

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  13. Fantastic garden! I wish mine looked like that. My thought on very full beds is that they don't have room for any weeds.

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  14. Hi Judith!

    This is such an inspiration! I admire the ability to create such varied and lush plantings AND to keep everything going. Many times I've planted a bed only to have half of it fail. I'm sticking to shrubs and trees mostly now - they love all the rain we're having.

    Wishing you a great week and thank you for sharing this!

    – g

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  15. These are amazing and beautiful gardens Judith. What a wonderful spot to visit. Great photos! Enjoy the day! Blessings, Pam

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  16. Judith, what a fabulous place to visit. Your photos are brilliant! I was looking closely at the 4th one from the bottom that trellis wall is a perfect way to divide spaces in the yard without losing the view (something we are trying to do in the back of our home). Hugs to you and wishing you a fabulous week..xo C. (HHL).

    P.S. your little package went out in the mail on Saturday ...and the postal clerk said it should arrive mid week. xo

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  17. I come from Italy in your garden for a cup of tea!!!
    Gianly
    http://giato.blogspot.it/

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  18. What stunning and inspirational gardens. We also have Japanese Maples...two were here 15 years ago when we bought the house and one is a volunteer from the other two that has grown quite large now.

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  19. Girlfriend, I saw your comment about the shredded wheat at Bj's and you are the only other person I know that eats shredded wheat the way I do. Really, I think it is the way it is supposed to be ate! I just had to come tell you!! Have a great week!

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  20. So lovely and lush! It's too bad no gardeners live at my house...

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  21. All of the flowers are so pretty this summer. We've had nice showers here in Florida and it's so green! I love these beautiful gardens!

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  22. That is an amazing garden; it must take a lot of skill to have established it. Lovely.

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  23. What a lovely garden tour, so much beauty~

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  24. Wow! An amazing garden. Wonderful inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. Visiting from Bloomin' Tuesday. Everything is just exquisite!!

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  26. This truly is a beautiful garden... there is so much that can be achieved without planting a single annual and I didn't notice any in your photos... so much color form and texture without them! Beautiful... Larry

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  27. Wow what an inspiring place! Thanks for sharing! I have japanese maples and we have pretty tough winters here. I do put them in somewhat protected spots and they seem to do just fine.
    This was enjoyable to see!

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  28. How absolutely beautiful! I love gardens that create a wall of privacy and yours does it with a lovely mix of bushes, trees, and plants. I envy your evergreens in the background, my soil has too much clay and evergreens hate wet feet. Loved the tour.

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  29. So many beautiful textures and colors in this garden--thank you so much for sharing all the lovely photos with us! Have a great weekend.

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  30. thanks so much for linking up to this weeks garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! what a beautiful garden you were lucky enouogh to visit! (i finally just got my own post up for the party) lol xoxo, tracie

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  31. It's funny tatt shop around among gardens. Getting ideas. I like the combinations of colors and shapes of the plantations. I wish you a wonderful Midsummer! Zinnia

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  32. Such beauty!Outstanding color combos as well and I could just walk in your gardens all day:)GORGEOUS!! Deidre~

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  33. What a fabulous garden! I can see why you were inspired by it. Lots of contrasting colors and plant varieties.Thank you for sharing your walk through this garden.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  34. That does look like a delightful place to visit! My flower pots look mighty easy after seeing her gardens. I have to keep it simple and maintainable around here (gotta have time to bloy y'know) Thank you for linking with Farm Fresh Friday my dear! Keep on gardening and enjoy your summer!!

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  35. am just so happy to see that you have linked in this week...and to have the chance to visit here today!! I thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
    I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
    Have a wonderful week...what is left of it! lol
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