borrowed scenery

Butch, our neighbor across the street frequently tells me that between the two of us, he’s the smarter one. When I look out our window toward his house I see this:

And when he looks out his window at our house he sees this:

“And I don’t have to do a thing,” he laughs.

Help yourself to a virtual tour of the garden with the shots below that I took this morning. And by the way, if you didn’t know, I have a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture so I pretty much have to have a well-designed garden or they take away my degree.

Hope you have a little time in the garden this weekend too.


  1. Posted May 29, 2010 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! I love the peach-hued flowers- that peachy iris is AMAZING!

  2. Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Please come for an extended stay…

  3. Posted May 29, 2010 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Your garden is gorgeous. Degree or no, I couldn’t plant anything like it in AZ. Things are already starting to look sad with our 100 degree weather of late.

    I think we need to move some place where things will actually grow! :)

  4. MiChal
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    My husband is a ag economics/hort prof but even that doesn’t overcome the challenges of a new house/yard with clay soil under the ‘builders dirt), feast or famine rainfall, and lethally (to plants) salty tap water. Plus our yard is huge. I’m overwhelmed. A yard well-tended is a heavenly gift to you, your neighbors and everyone that drives by. Just makes people feel good….before the envy and maybe guilt set in.

  5. Get Stitchy with Sarah
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Your garden is lovely! Thanks for the visual treat.

  6. Mary Ann
    Posted May 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous garden Weeks. I’d love that view too!

  7. Posted May 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    you neighbor is lucky! your garden is more than beautiful! bravo!

  8. sewpam63
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Very lovely!!! The colors and textures translate well to fabric or flowers, no?! ; ) Thanks for the peek!

  9. Rachel
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    yes! thanks for the peek.. I’m so happy to see just a small patch of lawn. Nice to see so many plants and bushes that a lovely texture and surround to your cottage.

    Just lovely.

  10. Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    I love the little glimpes of the back garden – little private spaces hidden away.

  11. Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    I love the little glimpses of the back garden – little private spaces hidden away.

  12. Alma
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful, and this from a woman who is so plant-challenged that she can’t even grow weeds.

  13. Posted June 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful, beautiful. Thank you for sharing your garden. Wish you lived across the street from me.


  14. Amber
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    So so
    beautiful! You are making me quite green with envy… It won’t stop raining here!

  15. Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    You have an absolutely gorgeous garden! It’s the inspiration I need to tackle our inherited mound of weeds from my dearly departed mother in law (she was more of a container gardener). Thank you and great blog! :)

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