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A Beautiful, Enchanting Spring Garden

Welcome to the 284th Metamorphosis Monday!

I don’t have a typical Before and After to share today, but I do have a beautiful spring garden metamorphosis. I toured several gardens the weekend of Mother’s Day and the one I’m sharing today was completely enchanting. Even the house had that fairy tale feel.

Storybook Home With Window Boxes

 

The window boxes across the front were overflowing with beautiful flowers.

Storybook Home

 

The back yard was one of the most beautiful shade gardens I’ve ever seen. Shade gardens can sometimes be a little boring but this one had so many special features, it was anything but boring.

Beautiful Shade Garden (2)

 

There were cozy spots to rest and enjoy the flowers.

Twig Garden Bench in the Garden

 

 

This was the view standing up near the house looking down into the back yard.

Beautiful Shade Garden

 

The backyard was really large with lots of different spaces.

Shade Garden

 

Loved this sweet little garden shed. See the little sign on the left.

A Garden Shed for the Garden

 

Here’s what it said.

Garden Angel on Duty Sign

 

I pressed my face against the door and peered in to get a glimpse of the inside. Nice and orderly, each tool in its place.

Storage Inside Garden Shed

 

In the backyard, one large section was covered in moss…a moss lawn.

Moss Lawn

 

A toadstool completed the fairy feeling of this spot. Wonder how it feels to walk barefoot on moss? Wonder if it feels really soft and cushy?

Moss Lawn

 

In addition to fairies, it looks like we have some gnomes living here, gnomes who enjoy resting in their own Adirondack chair. ;)

Moss Fairy Garden

 

Most of the accent colors throughout the garden were in the same aqua/turquoise color we saw in the shutters on the front of  the home.

Aqua Turquoise Garden Bench in the Garden

 

More blues and aqua colors in the mosaic stepping-stones.

Blue Mosiac Garden Stepping Stones

 

An aqua blue potting bench…

Garden Bench Potting Table in the Garden

 

An aqua/turquoise garden sphere, love a garden with lots of decorative surprises throughout.

Garden Sphere in the Garden

 

A whimsical bottle tree to capture those mischievous nighttime spirits…

Bottle Tree in the Garden

 

My favorite flower…Foxgloves.

Foxgloves in the Garden

 

A pretty pond…

Fountain in a Small Pond

 

Another spot to rest…

Concrete Garden Bench

 

An aqua fountain…

Fountain in the Garden

 

I’m not sure what this was up in the trees but it looked really pretty from down below.

Outdoor Room High In The Trees

 

Looking forward to all the great Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!

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Comments

  1. Thank you Susan for hosting. Hope you are inspired and like the links.

    Sweet @ sweetntidy.blogspot.com

  2. I’m green with envy over that beautiful shade garden Susan! Thanks for sharing your tour :)

  3. That house does indeed look like a house out of a storybook and the gardens around it are so pretty.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Wow I’m in love with this place! Love the house and the color of the shutters. Lots of nice spots of interest in the yard- and I adore the potting bench! I’m a fan of pigs that fly so that made me smile! I enjoyed this, thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks so much for the party!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  6. Susan,
    So many amazing features of the Gardens!
    Love the willow bench in the shade Garden!!!
    Adorable Fairy Garden in the bird bath!
    Lovin’ the aqua potting bench!!!
    Thanks for hosting Metamorphosisi Monday each week, dear friend!!!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  7. Thanks so much for hosting!

    The shade gardens are surprisingly relaxing. The pops of color, whimsy, and restful spots! Love. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day!

  8. If you haven’t been yet you should visit Gibbs Gardens on Ballground, Ga. It is so wonderful. Easy drive from Atlanta. Very worth the trip.

  9. Thanks for hosting and for sharing the garden tour photos. Gosh, there’s so much inspiration. Love the seating areas and the big toad stool.

  10. Oh, a fairy tale house for sure Susan! Enchanting is the perfect description too, the gardens simply transport you to a magical land! I love the shutters, window boxes and the Gardening Angel sign~ thank you for a fun way to start the week!

  11. What a lovely home and garden,thanks so much for sharing and for hosting too!

  12. What a beautiful home and garden, Susan. Wonder how many years it took for all of that moss to grow – had to be a lot! My youngest granddaughter would get totally caught up looking for Tinker Bell and her cohorts in their garden. :p Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting. Have a great week.

    • That is a good question! I had one more photo I didn’t include that shows how big that area is and it’s pretty big! I bet it took quite a while. There may be ways to speed up the growth. Awww, that would be so cute… looking for fairies in the garden. :)
      Have an awesome week, Suzy!

  13. Like out of a fairy tale! I’ve pinned a few for inspiration!

  14. This really is an enchanting house and garden. I enjoyed the garden tour. So many little surprises everywhere you look. I wish you had been able to tour the home too. I’d love to see the inside. laurie

  15. What an enchanting home! I have window boxes below a couple of my windows upstairs, and I am horrible at keeping them watered. :( Oh well…the garden is lovely too. Thanks for sharing! XO

  16. Susan, this is a lovely space. Thank you for sharing these excellent photos. My back garden space is mostly a shade garden, so I’m always eager to see other such spaces. Wonderful inspiration here. Love the turquoise garden seating!

  17. Thanks for hosting, Susan. I am SO happy to be back to blogging and partying!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved this garden tour! It so reminds me of our gardens at the old house. Brings back fond memories!

  18. That garden is absolutely enchanting! I would never leave!!

    Thanks for hosting Susan and have a great week :)

  19. What an enchanting property! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Absolutely lovely! Thanks for the wonderful party you host every week!

  21. What a beautiful garden tour – I’d LOVE to see the inside of that house !!!
    Thanks so much for hosting Susan – have a great week
    Hugs
    Suzan

  22. Thanks for hosting – appreciate what you do!
    Hope you had an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.

  23. This garden is absolutely charming and enchanting, and serene – Susan! LOVE garden tours – completely delightful. I do appreciate you hosting and hope you have a blessed week,
    Kathy

  24. Hi Susan! What a gorgeous home and garden. So many great ideas and just plain beautiful views. Thanks for hosting! Jane

  25. Wow that was a nice place..I too LOVE foxglove but don’t have much luck growing them..not sure why…love the gnomes hang out..thinking I may make something like..but put some smurfs in it for the grands..that potting shed was really nice..that house looked very French country..Beautiful…Thanks for the share..I love gardens.!

  26. Thank you for hosting, Susan! I just love the facade of the house you posted and the sweet little potting shed. And the foxgloves are really quite special. Love the stone pond, as well and the bottle tree really drives home the fairytale feel to the place. Where is this home located?

    Lory
    Designthusiasm.com

  27. What a pretty garden! I love the mass lawn and fairy look to that part of the yard.
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    KC

  28. Hope you had a great 4th. of July celeb dear Susan.
    The garden in this gorgeous home is fabulous and what an inviting place to spend the summer outdoors. That tree bottle is so fun, but I think you have one too…am I right?
    Have a lovely week. and thanks so much for the great MM.
    FABBY

  29. Not only are the gardens so enchanting, so is the house…..something out of a wonderful story book…I just kept looking to see if I could spot a garden fairy!…Beautiful garden tour Susan…and thanks for hosting!!

  30. What a beautiful house and the gardens are so inviting. I left my fairy garden behind in Idaho. Seeing this cute fairy garden makes me long to create another one. Thanks for another fun party!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  31. Beautiful garden tour Susan. I have a lot of shade in my yard and seeing this gives me hope that I can have an interesting garden. Thanks so much for sharing this and for hosting. Have a great week!

  32. What a pretty tour…I am just drooling over those window boxes! Gorgeous! Thanks for the party and have a great week! :)

  33. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden tour, and hosting such a great party, Susan!!

  34. Good Morning Susan,
    Such a beautiful home you shared today, I love the shutters! we are adding shutters to our home and this style is one of my favorites.
    I have joined in the party today, thank you for hosting.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  35. Jane @ Felsham Hall says:

    Hi Susan,

    I agree about the fairy tale feel of the house. I think it has a lot to do with the design of the shutters and the decorative pieces above the windows, as well as the flower boxes. Very beautiful, as is the garden. They certainly have made a beautiful garden in all that shade.

    You mentioned foxgloves are your favorite flower. Do they bloom for a long period? Are the good in the heat? (drought tolerant) I’m looking for some tall, graceful flowers for a spot in my garden and they look like they would work well. I need them to bloom for a long time though. Thanks for answering.

    • Unfortunately, they don’t bloom that terribly long, plus they are biennial so you have to hope they reseed to get blooms each year. I never had very much luck with mine reseeding…always ended up having to buy more each year. Maybe it’s just too hot here for them to reseed. But I do love them!

  36. Thanks for hosting such an awesome party. That garden pictures are simply beautiful.

  37. That is a beautiful yard and garden tour. Knowing there is an angel around makes it extra special! Thanks for hosting Susan. By the way my younger sister’s name is Susan!

    • I love that, too! :) Really? Was she born in the 50’s? That was a popular name back then. I like it but it was soooo common when I was growing up that at one time, there were 3 Susans in my Science class. When I was in elementary school, 5 of my closest friends were all named Susan. lol So that must have been a popular name in the 50’s for some reason. I didn’t know anyone with my middle name (Olivia) though…got kidded mercilessly about it as a child. Always dreaded that first day of school when they called out your WHOLE name. Now if you tell me her middle name is Olivia, I’ll fall off my chair! :)

  38. What fun cottage you found. I love the whimsical bottle tree!!! :)
    XoX, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  39. What a great garden! Thanks for taking us on the tour, Susan (and for hosting this party!) When I first saw the grassy area I immediately thought , “wonder what kind of grass seed they used to get the lawn to fill in?” Then you said it was a moss lawn. You can tell I’m a full sun gardener, lol.
    Rita

  40. Thanks so much for hosting Susan. Looks like some great posts.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

  41. That’s such an enchanting home and garden! I love all of the little details–so cute. Thanks for the tour and for hosting, Susan. :)

  42. What beautiful gardens! My little grands would love that little gnome garden! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  43. I love those windows!!! The shutters, toppers and boxes are so cool! You certainly got that picture of inside the shed…love the shot! Thanks for sharing.
    LuAnn ;)

    • lol That was pretty nosy of me, wasn’t it? I LOVE seeing how folks organize their garden sheds. If I had one, I’d have to show great restraint to keep from filling it to the rafters with cute garden “stuff.” I’m kind of surprised the picture came out since there wasn’t a light on inside. :) Thanks, LuAnn!

  44. Great party- as always! Thanks for hosting:)

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