Friday, May 30, 2014

Mary Grace's Summer Garden

 Mary Grace's summer garden is a treat that I am glad to share with you today. My pictures don't do my friends cottage garden justice. It was the wrong time of day to get good pictures but her talents shine through.

 She is very knowledgable about gardening. I love her tuteur and other architectural features.
 She has a nice collection of birdhouses perfectly placed about.

 Isn't this asian lily lovely? And look at all the blooms to come!
 Larkspur reminds me of my childhood. Oh, I love it!

 I wanted to sit and talk for hours at her cozy sitting area.
 Her confederate jasmine was huge and it's fragrance permeated her entire garden.

 Delightful vignettes everywhere.
I think of dozens of questions about gardening all the time that I would like to ask my friend, Mary Grace. I taught Family and Comsumer Sciences in the same department for almost five years along side, Mary Grace. Just wished we lived in the same town so I could pick her brain more often. Thank you, Mary Grace, for allowing me to share your garden on my blog today


  1. Mary Grace has one beautiful flower garden. I am just a bit jealous...I guess that's okay isn't it?


  2. Oh, her gardens are enchanting! They have an English look to them. Some people have a green thumb.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. What a gorgeous garden and yard! I've never grown Larkspur, but it always reminds me of the first Nancy Drew book I ever read, "Password to Larkspur Lane."

  4. Nothing smells better to me than Confederate Jasmine. Love the garden. I could sit there and read for hours.

  5. How beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Oh what a true treat! I am sure there is no better time spent that in a garden with those you love and adore.

  7. What a beautiful garden, I can see why you like to visit it!! xx

  8. She really does have a beautiful garden! I love how lush it is and the cute birdhouses throughout. I've always loved birdhouses among flowers.

  9. Beautiful - Mary Grace was so sweet to allow you to share with us! She and our friend, Mona, could have fun discussing plants and I could just stand back and admire what they create - lol!!

  10. Just delightful Bonnie! I know nothing about gardening, but I do love flowers any way any how~ I am impressed with all your technical flower speak! I love how see tucked in so many little surprises throughout her garden~

  11. Such a beautiful garden, Bonnie..She has really made it a wonderful place to enjoy..
    Love, Mona

  12. Oh wow, Bonnie, I'm in love with this garden!! It reminds me of an English cottage garden, what do you think? I, too, have always loved larkspur. We never grew it at our house, but I've been buying it at the Farmer's Market for many years. It is a delightful, old-fashioned flower. That's the largest confederate jasmine vine I've ever seen -- wow! It must be incredibly fragrant. I can see why you love to visit your friend and sit outside enjoying her garden. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Bonnie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



  13. Bonnie, I could smell
    the jasmine and hear
    the twitter of birdsong
    in this beautiful post....
    But mostly, I could feel
    your love and admiration
    for Mary Grace : )

    Thank you for sharing
    this lovely corner of the

    xo Suzanne

  14. Loved pictures of her beautiful garden. Is it in Ozark? Maxine

  15. Oh gosh Bonnie, your friend's garden is just full of beauty around every turn. I would love to sit and chat in her pretty sitting area.

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