Jo’s Monday Walk: A Visit to Sissinghurst

A summer in the UK would not be complete for me without a visit to Sissinghurst Garden, one of my favorites! This is the garden that Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold, made home. Vita was also a friend of Virginia Wolfe, Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, which I have written about in previous…

Floral Friday

Short and sweet for Friday! Some sunshine for you!

Thursday Doors: The Garden Doors

Today, since I have been recovering from my yearly dose of poison ivy, I’d like to share garden doors from various gardens in the UK. What a wonderful and surprising place to find doors! The first is a garden entrance at Agatha Christie’s home at Greenway. There are so many different doors to be found…

#MyGloriousGardens: The Garden of Ellen Terry

This week for my bit for #MyGlorious Gardens we are visiting Smallhythe Place near Tenderden, Kent. Smallhythe Place, the home of Ellen Terry, is located on a rural road, near Tenterden in Kent. Coming from a narrow, graveled, country lane from the Bullein Barn B&B, Smallhythe Place was at the end of it. Everyday we…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus on the Flowers

I love to photograph flowers when I visit gardens. I especially like a very focused shot. These were some of my favorites from the Great Dixter Gardens in East Sussex, UK. And I wanted to try the Snapseed App on this photo! Here is the original photo! And here it is using the Distressed FX…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House Garden

Today, I am featuring my second post on Virginia Woolf’s garden, Monks House. If you missed my first post, it is HERE.  In letters to friends Virginia said, “ The point of Monks House is the garden. I shan’t tell you, for you must come and sit there on the lawn with me, or stroll…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House

Today for the #MyGloriousGardens Theme we will be visiting the home and garden of Virginia and Leonard Woolf in Rodmell. I am doing the post in two parts: one this week and one next, because I think if you are like me you would want to see her cottage as well as her garden, am…

#MyGloriousGardens: The Charleston Farmhouse

Today we are visiting one of my favorite gardens! Won’t you join me? This challenge is brought to us by Old House In the Shires! Charleston Farmhouse, the home of Vanessa Stephen Bell, (Virginia Woolf’s sister) is about six miles from Monk’s House, (Virginia Woolf’s home) as the the crow flies. The farmhouse sits in…

Color Your World in Piggy Pink

We’re still in the garden at Great Dixter in the UK! Isn’t this a great selection of plants for Piggy Pink? If you would like to know more about Great Dixter I have written posts about it Here, Here, and Here! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day…

Travel Theme: Grow

  Today’s Travel Theme is Grow……. You need the right stuff to grow! Lots of water is needed and the right space to grow in………. You need hoses and watering cans and sometimes a screening or two……….. Sometimes you need a very big pot! And sometimes you need a greenhouse……….. Sometimes you just want the…

Color Your World in Red Violet

  I don’t think I’ll ever run out of beautiful flower photos from Great Dixter Gardens in the UK! Enjoy these beauties! 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…

Color Your World in Orchid

Various tones of Orchid may range from grayish purple to purplish-pink to strong reddish purple. Orchid is a British charity which funds research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostate , penile and testicular cancer. It was set up in 1996 by former testicular cancer sufferer, Colin Osborne. The prostate, penile and testicular cancer awareness ribbon is represented by…

Color Your World in Fuchsia

  The color of the day is Fuchsia. Enjoy the garden! More beautiful blooms from the UK! 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…

Travel Theme: Only Four?

Have you ever tried to find photos with groups of four in them? It would be easier to find a photo of four thousand in mine! I think nature goes with the odd numbers too.  Anyway, it seems like that in the photos I take. However, I did manage to find some! Four Cans A…

Color Your World in Blue Violet

The Blue Violet flowers in the garden are always my favorites! I love them paired with the bright lime plants and leaves for contrast. The above photos were taken at the Great Dixter Gardens in  the UK. I like the look of unruliness here! These lovelies were found in a rock garden in St Ives,…