Thursday, June 14, 2012

Garden Tour

It's seriously go time in the garden, friends. I recently mentioned that Hubs was whipping up a deck and pergola for us to enjoy out there. And, boy, did he ever! Never one to make something just so-so, or expected, or conventional, he fashioned a pergola to beat them all, full of whimsy and nuance and, well, "him."

We held our first photo shoot for the new book out there. Broke it in, so to speak. It's festooned with lovely hanging flower baskets right now. In time, though, we intend to grow food on it. Grapes, most likely. Muscadines and Scuppernogs (both native to the area), specifically.

I just adore it. Being out there, with a cold, frosty beer on a warm summer evening, or in the morning with a cup of hot coffee in hand and my lap top in front of me as the little guy plays next to me in the sandbox-not much beats it.

In the video below, Hubs himself walks you through a tour of our garden. Enjoy it (and his low, handsome voice; 'twas one of the first things that attracted me to him!)!!! 

29 comments:

heather said...

LOVING the new space! Y'all done done great!

Eli said...

Aaagh!! So beautiful and peaceful! I'm in swoonsville over here. Does your husband happen to have a younger brother in the Northeast? ;-)

I kid, I kid... kindasortanotreally.

Thanks for the tour guys :-)

annie mott said...

Wow, it looks great. I do so love when everything comes together and the garden starts blooming.

Wendy said...

What a pretty garden!!! So neat and tidy! Enjoyed the tour and Huxley's chatter. Such a cutie! Would love to hire Glenn to design and build us little pergola over here on the other side of town...

amanda and steve said...

Awww....we just watched the video and are seriously missing you guys. The garden is GORGEOUS, and we are hopeful that we will be visiting it soon. love to all. xoxo

Stacy said...

Love, love, love! I especially love the sound of the bees when he walked up to the hives. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing! xo

Karie @ The HoB said...

Lovely garden! Thank you for sharing!!!

K. said...

Jealous! I love it! A question... is there a reason why you chose to have all raised beds versus planting in the ground?

Meryl said...

So pretty! (And I can't wait to read your winemaking book once you start growing grapes!)

Hazel said...

Lovely garden! I'm hoping DH will build a pergola this year.

I was wondering if you rotate your crops?
It was just that the potato bed looks pretty permanent, as do the tomato frames. Just curious; it's good to see how other people do it.

Thanks for the video.

elaine said...

Loved this! Such a lovely garden.I'm wondering what was used to make the arched trellis? Looks like wood? Thanks so much for the tour:))

Melissa said...

You have a beautiful garden!

El Gaucho said...

That looks pretty darned amazing, very impressive indeed. All the structures and hardscape look like a lot of work, kudos to the husband for the pergola and other built items, they look great.

Kristin Marsh said...

So gorgeous!

cindykitchel said...

Wow. This looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

barefoot mama said...

wow, just wow!! LOVE

rosie @ rosalicious said...

This is one of the most amazing gardens I have ever seen! Everything is so thoughtfully and creatively laid out!

ashley english said...

eli-ha! sadly, no. just two sisters!

k.-we opted for raised beds in our kitchen garden as the soil in that area was really rocky and rife with clay. the raised beds make it much more manageable of a space to work in, plus they aid in drainage. as water tends to pool on the ground there after a hard rain.

hazel-we do rotate our crops, every season. that potato patch will be next year's pumpkin patch, and was last years melon and winter squash patch. as for the trellises, they can easily be moved at their bases. we might also just opt to keep them there, but take up the ropes when we're not using them for trellising.

elaine-the arched trellis, for a native hardy kiwi, is actually a metal frame from an old hoophouse left by the previous owners. hubs painted it brown to better blend into the landscape.

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful, I love all the arbors!
Do you have any recipes/suggestions for organic pesticides?
Thanks,
Heather

Katie.startzman@gmail.com said...

It's so nice to see your garden! I

Laura said...

What a pretty, organized garden. I grew up in N.C. and my dad makes jelly from muscadines that grow on their backyard each year. PB&J just seems more special with dad's homemade jelly.

custom sheds said...

You have indeed a lovely garden. I love each section you made.

Holly said...

Oh, my! I'm so jealous! That is just the lovliest garden I have ever seen. Wish we weren't moving in the fall... haven't had time to plant much this year. Thanks for the tour!

KC Pagano said...

Thank you so much for showing us around your garden! It's so well organized. Such an inspiration.

Maia said...

Wow, you guys have been busy since we were there last. Your garden looks incredible! I love the trellises and will definitely give that a try:)

Penny said...

What a beautiful garden! This gives me so many ideas for the new garden area we are putting in.

gail said...

You've made a paradise......

But I'm really writing to say that I, too, fell in love with my husband's voice before I really got to know him. In retrospect, it was an indicator, as if he was being highlighted to me.....

Tree Removal New York said...

Its go time...

I love how your garden isn't like most folk's, its not all centered into one big glop of random pretty shrubs and flora, rather its in sections of organized beauty.

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Lisa Coffee said...

I just got around to watching the tour. Love your space. We're getting psyched for our trip out soon!