Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Garden Tour














































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Yesterday I enjoyed a Garden Walk in my home town of Defiance, Ohio... Years ago it was Fort Defiance as there was a fort on the banks of the two adjoining rivers .... I toured and especially enjoyed this one before the extreme heat arrived.... The home is one of the oldest homes in Defiance and owned by a lovely person named Jean, whom I have known for many years... She is a collector of many items in the garden and many have came from garage sales and auctions... as she collects she keeps in mind the history of the house. A old wheelbarrow has been turned into a whimsical water feature and bird feeders are scattered throughout... Perennials, annuals and herbs are strategically placed, throughout the gardens there are various uses of old and unusual stone.. One newer garden area graces a bench and table made of stone specifically constructed for the site... A lovely Japanese maple garden and oh be sure not to disturb the squirrel whom seem to be enjoying the garden as much as you...
I have to tell you I gasped as I viewed the carriage house... I instantly fell in love and had dreams of a studio or a tea house.... I asked Jean what she used it for and she stores junk in it... My heart kinda sank as I saw the lovely, lovely, old structure with loving eyes and yearning for such a place.... I just am in love with its features and charm... Hope you enjoy the tour..... Enjoy.....






































9 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh Marietta....Thank you so much for the pics as they give me some ideas for our gardens!!
Absolutely beautiful Home & Gardens!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty! I love the old home with all the gingerbread on the porch! Being from Ohio, I have heard of Fort Defiance but have never been there. I am not familiar with Northwest Ohio as I am other parts of it. Looks like a nice place to visit sometime!~Patti

vintage girl at heart said...

what a lovely garden and a fabulous tour.
i just love all of her garden elements and she has inspired me to use some of my time worn goods in different ways!!!
have a blessed sunday!!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I love this post Marietta! The gardens are gorgeous as is the home! Thank you for the tour~ Lot's of ideas! XO, Ann

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The garden is great, but I sure love that porch!

EVA AGNES said...

What an extraordinary beautiful garden and house you have visited.
I also like your old photos very much.
The photo inte silver frame you saw on my page is of my mother (to the right) and my aunt. They were born in 1911 and 1912.
Love,
Eva Agnes

Tracey said...

I LOVE garden tours, so thank you for taking us along...GORGEOUS!!! And those old houses *sigh* so beautiful!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Rose Gold said...

I really love the tour! Beautiful garden! Really love the old tree there. Thanks for the pictures. It gave me an idea for my old style garden.

Crystal Fish said...

I really did enjoyed the tour of the garden. Your pictures of it said it all. It is a lovely and well maintained garden. Great for a garden feature for a magazine. thanks for sharing the awesome garden.