My favorite gardens are romantic. This is not so much a design style as it is an evocative outdoor space ripe with the possibility of dreams coming real. Even ones we didn't know we had.
|Romantic Gardens are abundant. Here, an orchid is hugged by shrimp plant gone wild|
Welcome to a peak behind the gate. To the garden that calls me home from the most delicious trips.
You know when Barbra Streisand sang at Memories at the Academy Awards, the line where she answered her own question "If we had to do it all again, would we?" with "Of course we would."
That is how I feel about my garden. What makes it my grand romance is that I simply cannot get to much of being here, loving my little Eden.
|Romantic Gardens Provide for serendipity|
Romance is not all about you. It is about what the partner needs and wants.
This garden has taught me to slow down. Enjoy the moment. Build in opportunities for anticipation.
Yesterday I enjoyed a hummingbird who cared not one whit her nectar was sipped from the oriole feeder.
|Romantic Gardens are playful|
Moving water is a beacon to the birds. Yes, a fountain needs to be occasionally be taken apart to clean the sludge out of the motor. However, the reward was almost immediate. Only seconds later a gold finch came by
What do you like best about your garden?
Linking to My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday