Thursday, April 22, 2010


Last Friday I was in Douglasville, GA, below, at Le Jardin Blanc.Completed by a doctor, as his private home, just after the Civil War it's close to town & the railroad tracks.
Friends Susanne Hudson & Jeri Farmer bought & operate this manse as a wedding, events &

tea house. Suzanne designed a white themed landscape. Their budget of nothing but creativity & resourcefulness produced a white garden beautiful & easy to maintain. (NOTE: Jeri & Suzanne are women-of-a certain age with only pennies to put into this landscape yet its fabulousity helps sell their venue. Indeed, their landscape is woven into their business plan. Moral? YOU CAN DO IT TOO.)

Doublefile Viburnum, above.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Other pics of the Doublefile Viburnum include dogwood & #89 granite gravel. Don't you love their white picket fence?
Suzanne & Jeri also created the annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival. It's June 4-6 this year. A garden tour, vendors: plants-fine arts-antiques-jewelry-food-more, a standard flower show, shuttles available. Flower show & Main Street Market are Free, Garden Tours $25/person.


Cher' Shots said...

sometimes less is more ~ in this case the monochromatic theme is wonderful

Felicia said...

Delightful and soothing! Mrs. Greenthumbs (aka Cassandra Danz) would have loved this garden. I remember reading in one of her books about her quest to find a beautiful white garden. I don't think she ever did.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

And it looks magical in the moonlight!

Tara Dillard said...

I should have mentioned the pics are taken at the BACK of La Jardin Blanc.

Felicia, thank you for reminding me of Cassandra. I miss her take on gardening.

Debra Phillips said...

gorgeous and serene

La Petite Gallery said...

I have some of that stuff, it's like a Hydrangea isn't it? Great landscaping. Never thought how beautiful all white would look. Dogwood, magnolias, etc great post.


Anonymous said...

As usual, Suzanne's taste is impeccable!