03 May 2010

Garden view from childhood

I thought that today I would show you a lovely garden, some of it was there when I was a child, but most of it is new. I am so glad to get these photos loaded as blogger was giving me a little bit of a problem today! These are photos from my aunt's garden in Northern Germany.
The little blue pool is probably as old as me!! I don't remember if it was blue when I was a child during the stay in Germany, but I do remember my brother falling into it!!
My aunt has a lot of roses in the front of this bed too, and the last time we (my daughter & I) were in Germany some 10 years ago the Leland cypress were not this tall!!

Being as this was towards the end of September, my aunt had already removed the top to the gazebo to prepare for the winter.

The inpatients were beautiful as well as the fuchsia which she stored away a few days later.

Love this concrete basket with the begonias! My mom told me that my aunt has had this probably as long as the blue concrete pool!!

Did you notice the stork on top of the topiary bush? So many cute details! I want my pond to be this big too.

A walk way leading over to the gazebo, and another pond.

Is this not cute?!!! I sooo love it!

This is one of my favorite views. Totally gorgeous!

My aunt works so hard in her garden, and once she knew we were coming she added more details plus last minute work. So you can see now, gardening runs deep on both sides of my family!!!
I hope you have enjoyed this little garden view, and since it is raining outside today I am going to do some blog reading! Because when the sun comes out you know where I will be (hence slow posting and blogging!) I certainly have a long way to go before it will look like this, but I'll certainly give it a shot!!


Anke said...

Your aunt has a very pretty garden. I am always amazed to see what people in Germany are able to do in their very limited space. The house we were renting while living there had a postage stamp size yard, yet is was very nicely landscaped. Very pretty pictures Ulrike.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a charming garden. Plenty to look at and enjoy. Do you think there is a gardening gene? Sometimes I wonder:)

Dianna said...

Your aunt is a hard working lady, that's for sure! Her gardens are beautiful...complete with ponds and all! There were a couple of pictures that I wasn't able to see, but the others made up for the ones I couldn't see. I wish I had such an eye for planning and planting!

It is good to see a post from you! We are getting ready to leave for Maine on Thursday so we can spoil our little granddaughters...when we get back I'll be outside working too!

Kathy said...

A gorgeous garden...
This time of year is just amazing...I think you can see the plants grow overnight!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Southern Lady said...

What a lovely garden. I was not able to see all of the photos, but the ones I saw were very nice. It takes a lot of work to have a garden like that. Carla

comfrey cottages said...

gorgeous ulrike! what a lot of work too! it would take a lifetime to create some garden that detailed and beautiful. yes, you are well on your way too aren't you? :) big hugs

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Ulrike, what gorgeous gardens! I love all of the ponds, they are so serence looking! I can see how much love and care she has put into her gardens... xoxo Julie Marie

Madelief said...

Dear Ulrike,

I hope the weather has improved in Georgia! In Holland we had some heavy rain and wind, but the weatherforecast for tomorrow is good. Hopefully we can visit our garden!

I enjoyed the photos of your aunts garden in Germany. You can see that she spends a lot of her time working in it. All the little details! So, gardening runs in your family?! Your got your green fingers from your grandmother and aunts!!

Wish you a happy evening! I am taking a blogging brake for the next two weeks. Hope to see lots of pictures from your garden when I come back :-)!

See you soon!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Mary said...

That truly is a most beautiful garden - I know from experience that your aunt must have spent so much of her life on it to get such results!

Hope all is well in your area Ulrike - have been thinking of you with all that rain and flooding around. Stay safe and dry.

I leave next Wed. so am very excited now!

Hugs - Mary

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful garden and full of character! Gardening defiantly runs in the family!!

The little summer house is gorgeous!

Hope you are having a good day!

Catherine xo

Janet said...

What a beautiful garden and what an incredible amount of work it must have taken to get it so lush. Love the black eyed susans, my favorite summer flower.

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