Color Your World: Tan in the Great Dixter Barn, Sussex, UK

One of the best gardens in Sussex! Check out the history HERE! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge runs January 1, 2017 to April 29, 2017. Please join us…

Color Your World: Getting Raw, Sienna In the Garden

Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge runs January 1, 2017 to April 29, 2017. Please join us in this challenge! It’s fun!

Color Your World: Let’s Not Do a Tangerine!

This is not going to be a tangerine photo for Vivid Tangerine, although I was tempted! What amazing color we enjoy! Thank you God! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The…

The Rare White Mongrel

This extremely rare breed of white mongrel can only be seen in the early morning hours in Italian Gardens. It creeps up on the exotic plants, gets down on it’s forelegs and stares for a brief nano-second before it springs into action! It’s massive jaws tear into the wood and hastily transforms the lovely sculptured…

Color Your World: A Touch of Bittersweet (Color) in the Garden

  Another beautiful color from Nature and Pashley Manor in Ticehurst, UK. If you would like to see more of the Pashley Gardens look HERE! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons….

Color Your World: Red Orange in the Garden

This is one of many photos that I took of the flowers at Pashley Garden in Ticehurst, UK. The dark purple stem says it all too!  Isn’t nature something? For information about Pashley Manor Gardens Look Here. Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color…

Great Dixter Gardens: Part Two

Previously we learned the history of Great Dixter and today we will continue our walk around the grounds and gardens.  Apart from a couple of mixed orchards and a scattering of trees, there were no gardens here when the Lloyds arrived in 1910. There are many out-buildings on the property including several old barns. As…

Great Dixter Manor: Part One

This is the oldest section of Great Dixter Manor and as you can see it tips to the left! All great manors have a fascinating story to tell and Great Dixter is no exception. Nathanial Lloyd, born in Manchester, made his fortune when he founded his own color printing firm in 1893.  In 1905, he…

The Last Walk Through Pashley Gardens

Here are the final photos I’ll show from Pashley Gardens. Truly, if I had one garden that I liked the best above all others I have seen in the last two years, it would be this one. The setting among the rolling hills and ponds was breathtakingly quiet. The garden was immaculate with all flowers…

Thursday Doors at Great Dixter, Sussex, UK

Great Dixter is the private home and garden of the late gardener and gardening writer, Christopher Lloyd. First, let’s look at the doors I found there! We had a great deal of action with doors here……. keep the door open…….. Ring the bell loudly……… Don’t go in…….. Go in…….. Duck or grouse (grumble or complain…

Pashley Manor Garden, A Walk Around the Ponds

There are just so many many beautiful details to this garden I couldn’t resist showing more sculptures, the manicured garden and the walk along the ponds! Which way should we walk first? A cottage is nested in the woods! These little guys have a grand place to play! Maidens take a dip! We’re about to…

Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, UK

While I was touring homes and gardens of the National Trust and National Garden Scheme this year, there were also two independent gardens that were recommended to me by my hostess at the Potting Shed. One was Pashley Manor near Ticehurst in Sussex. One afternoon we made our way there……… The land was owned by…

I Had To Come Back to Sissinghurst

To me, no garden tour in the UK would be complete without a visit to Sissinghurst, the home and gardens of Vita Sackville-West. I made my way back again this year to make sure they had not changed anything on me! It is still one of the most beautiful gardens! So without further ado I…

1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill

Doesn’t 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill just seem like the perfect place to live? It does to me! It just rolls off the tongue,”I live at 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill!” This is our last garden for the day and compared to our previous stops Windmill Hill is a metropolis! What a delight…

More On the Montana Garden

We are still absorbing the Montana Garden; the garden chock full of hidden and secret places, all with a different theme. Towards the back of the property is a small setting of unusual trees and an arbor that draws you to that area to have a look see. There were quite a few guests photographing…