Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ABC Wednesday: V is for A Room with a View

The room is our living/dinning room of our Cape Cod house and the View is our back garden. We moved into this brand new house 8 years ago, there was almost nothing in the back. It took us just over a year to plan and establish most of the plants and structures before moving back to Taiwan full time. This summer is the first time that I (Bradley) will be on the Cape for the summer after an absence of almost two years. I was on hands or knees most of the time in the garden, if the weather permits. The central point of the garden is the gazebo.

On the left side of the gazebo is a sunken garden, which has nothing in it yet. The statue is our Marianne. The bushes on her left gave a show of small white flowers in late Spring.

Here is a closer look of the lovely white flowers.

At the right hand side of the gazebo is our rose garden surrounded by English boxwoods. Now I know how long it takes for the boxwood to grow, a long time! There is a Japanese red maple in the rose garden and a small fountain. At the back of the rose garden, we have a blue spruce and a Chinese dogwood with the pine forest further out. I have to replant most of the roses this year. All of the hybrid tea roses died during the harsh northeast winter.

I just brought out our bronze figure for the fountain from the basement after six years, notice the spider web still on it. If I can make it working again, the water will flow out from his flute.

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23 comments:

Martin said...

Nice garden! you sit pretty for retirement

photowannabe said...

A lot of hard work but the view you developed is wonderful. Enjoy your time at the Cape.

RuneE said...

I do not have green fingers, so I have a double reason for envying you the garden!

Babooshka said...

It is such a magnificent beautiful lush landscape. Hard work pays dividends.

Janie said...

What a beautiful house and gardens. You've obviously put a lot of work and love into the landscape.

Anna said...

It must have been a wrench to leave such a glorious garden ! I hope you enjoy the chance to get reaquainted with it.

Carol said...

What a beautiful garden ..such alot of work to start from scratch...

Amit Varde said...

I really like the rose garden.
You should also mention about the pathway or have you already?

uncleawang said...

This is beautiful garden:)
Thanks for sharing & have a nice day.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

How wonderful, that is indeed a room with a view.

TYRA'S GARDEN

Greetings from Tyra in Vaxholm

Jay said...

That is one beautiful 'yard'! Truly, not a yard, but a garden, and it looks as if you've put a ton of hard work into the planning and planting. I love it!

Won't it be nice when everything is a few years older and more mature - and that lovely fountain is running?

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a glorious garden! Exactly the sort I'd like....if I had a gardener. I'm definitely a garden-enjoyer rather than a worker!

Rose said...

What a beautiful view! I am amazed at all you have accomplished here in a short amount of time. The winters here can be very hard on tea roses, but this is a lovely area all the same.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful garden.

Q said...

Wonderful view!
Creating a garden is hard work but so worth it.
Sherry

Miss_Yves said...

Lovely garden ,(It looks like an italian one) beautiful views !

Rajesh said...

That is a superb garden you have in your place. You have put lot of hard work to bring it to present stage with all those lovely flowers and statues in place. Very beautiful.

nonizamboni said...

And, wow, what a view it is! My husband & I spent our 1st 9 mos. together in Falmouth eons ago so I have a fondness for the Cape.
And those English boxwoods; I can smell them now.
Thanks for sharing!

Mara said...

What a lovely little water ornament! I hope you get it working again...

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful spot, beautiful!

kRiZ cPEc said...

I'd say it's a room with a most splendid view:)

Karyn said...

what a beautiful garden! You are blessed.

shu said...

Hello, Marianne,good to see you again. Sis

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