Six On Saturday: The Priest House

Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! This morning, I am taking you to the Priest House in West Hoathly in Sussex. It was one of the gardens open during a National Garden Scheme Weekend. West Hoathly, proper, is a village of 9 homes and a pub! The Priest House is the only one of its kind open to…

Six On Saturday In My Own Garden (Finally)

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! I have been away on Vaca and these photos were taken right before I left! The Featured Photo is the Pink/Purple Formosa Azaleas in my Woodland Garden. I gave a them good talking to last year! They had not bloomed in ten years! So, I cut back the tree tops to let…

Six On Saturday: The Garden Gate

Good Morning SOSer’s! Today, it’s all about Garden Gates! These are photos from gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed the Garden Gates today! The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its…

Six On Saturday: The Montana Garden

Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! No, we are not in the state of Montana today, but we are in the Montana Garden! You will not find this garden in the Gardens to Visit On the National Garden Scheme either! That’s the book that I send for: that lists the UK gardens, the date they will be open…

Six On Saturday: Chartwell, The Winston Churchill Home

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, was built as early as the 16th century when the estate was called, “Well Street.” There was a well at the north side of the house called, “Chart Well.” “Chart”is an Old English word for rough ground. Henry VIII is reputed for staying here, when he was courting Anne…

Six on Saturday: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I wanted to share a garden closer to my home, so you can smell the pine and feel the crunch beneath your feet! We are walking through the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst, NC. The gardens were established in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Garden and has expanded over the years…

Six On Saturday: Great Dixter Garden

Good Morning SOS’ers! Another Saturday and another garden in the UK! Nathanial Lloyd, made his fortune when he founded his own color printing firm in 1893. By 1909, he was so successful, that he was able to retire and devoted himself to golf and his passion for shooting….. He and his wife, Daisy, began to…

Six On Saturday: Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

The entire city of Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom! In 2003, the city was awarded the Gold Medal by the Entente Florale…… This is the “Flowery Alliance of Europe,” an international horticultural competition that recognizes municipalities and villages for excellence in horticultural displays. Trophies are presented annually by  tourist boards and horticultural societies of…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of St Ives

Today, we are visiting some gardens that I came upon by chance when visiting St Ives! It was a Secret Garden Tour, so wasn’t I the lucky one! Many of the gardens were behind garden doors like this! Wouldn’t you want to know what was behind that door? This photo was taken from inside the…

Six On Saturday: There’s More to West Hoathly

Good morning SOS’ers! Today, my Featured Photo is a manor house, again in West Hoathly…….the garden was in the back so let’s walk there! Here, is the little garden cottage………..just perfect! I decided the gardener here had a favorite color scheme for this garden, lilac and pink! I like props in the garden…….they can be…

Six On Saturday: West Hoathly, UK

Today SOS’ers, we are exploring together, another garden that was on our NGS trail! We are driving down this little back road to West Hoathly. The house was another one, that to most American’s is the perfect cottage in the perfect setting. And, it was BIG! Just about always in the NGS Garden there is…

Six On Saturday: One Elm Cottage

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 in East Sussex.  What a delight the gardens have been on the Herstmonceux…

Six On Saturday: Can Anything Best an English Garden?

I want to take this time to answer questions that I have been asked about the gardens we have visited in the UK.  I was not in a specialized, or planned, garden tour with a group. First, I joined the National Trust Society (in the U.S. it is called The Royal Oak Society)  I do…

Six On Saturday: A Garden in Savannah

Good morning SOS’ers! I have been posting interesting gardens and today, I am revealing what I think it takes to have a beautiful garden in Savannah, Georgia………first I think, is a pink house! The bigger the better………with a Spanish Moss tree as well, the bigger the better! I had never seen neighborhoods with all pastel…

Six On Saturday: Monks House

You can’t hardly go wrong if you live on THE STREET, can you? Of all the gardens we have visited, the one cottage in a garden that I know I would be happy to live in, is Monks House. Monk’s House is the country cottage in Rodmell, that was the home of Leonard and Virginia…