Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Garden View From Her Kitchen

Inimitably her own style, in all she does.  A bit of her kitchen, below.

Before she bought her, ca. 1940, home it had a garden, obviously lovely at one point, but tired.  She hired me to tweak it several years ago.  Axis & entries were boldened, paths redefined, focal points placed, hedges tightened & etc.
She, & her Man, have had time to do their own tweaking.  Adding layers to their garden, listening to their muse within.
This is their garden.  All theirs.
We talked of this magic, the garden transitioning from my input and the previous owners.  Their tweaking.  Yet, somehow, it's the garden doing the magic.
Lunch was served outside overlooking the garden.  Salmon salad over mixed greens, wine.  We would talk, but mostly were silent.  Looking at the garden.  Then ridiculously, like teenagers, laugh in joy. 
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara 
Told her I was stopping by the thrift store on the way home.  Ha, she came with me and we went to the antique mall too.  Love a good Saturday !!  Her garden is on tour in May.


Kathy said...

I enlarged the picture to study it. What a wonderful free-spirited place. I love the brick edging and the paths in the wooded area beyond. k

Lori Buff said...

The garden is beautiful but of course I'm also interested in seeing the wall decorated with plates and platters. Pottery adds interest to the home and the garden.

home before dark said...

One of my favorite Emily Dickinson lines is "the soul selects her own society." It always rings true when I meet people who share a common spirit. These words are spoken in this garden.

Mona said...

beautiful..the garden and the kitchen


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...