Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blessed New Year!

A walk around the garden on the last day of the year.

Close to the house, behind the thuyas is the “peasant garden,” where I grow various berry-producing shrubs, and this is also where I keep my little collection of Phloxes.

In the right corner of the picture is the bench in front of the house with a view on the roses and the large upper bed of perennials.

The same bench seen from the rose garden. The columnar poplars indicate our borders. Behind them comes the forest.

The lower part of the garden, towards the forest.

The row of thuyas you’ve seen on the second picture, now seen from the lower part of the garden.

In the middle: the medlar tree.

The right side of the lower part. The path in the right lower corner takes you back to the “peasant garden.”

In the meantime the sun came ahead from behind the clouds promising snow. The evergreen magnolia you’ve seen on the third picture here is hidden behind the Leyland cypress to the right. The main stair to the lower part descends here, as seen from the Japanese tea garden.

The stairs descend to this twisted hazelnut.

By following this road, you get back to the house. The white brick wall is our fence towards the street.

This is the path to the house. The evergreens are immediately at the house.

Both on gloomy and sunny days: a blessed, happy new year to everybody!

4 comments:

James Golden said...

I enjoyed the tour, getting to feel the garden in three (or four) dimensions. A good new year to you.

Hortus Carmeli said...

I'm happy to see you've been here! I also wish you a very happy new year!

heirloomgardener said...

happy new year

Hortus Carmeli said...

Dear Julia, thank you very much. I'm really happy to have made acquaintance with you through the Internet. Thank you very much for your interest and supportive attention, and I also wish you a blessed and happy new year.