Friday, February 25, 2011

What is an English Garden?

While there is certainly such a thing as a formal English garden, when most people hear that term they think of lush curvy beds overflowing with fragrant flowers and dotted with evergreens and shrubs, winding paths, big shade trees, and benches tucked here and there.   To me an English garden looks like someone went out and threw a huge bunch of seeds in the air and let them grow where they may.










The very best part of an English garden?  When you pack in lots of plants there less room for weeds. 


10 comments:

Laurel said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I would love to take a trip to Great Britain and do nothing but tour gardens for a week. . . .

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are some beautiful gardens - thanks for sharing
Enjoy your weekend.

Susan said...

Oh, loved the photos, Adrienne. Hey! By the way, loved seeing the photos of YOU, too! You are even prettier than all the garden shots!

Adrienne said...

Laurel - great idea. Can I go with you???

Adrienne said...

Glenda - happy weekend to you, too!

Adrienne said...

Susan - you win the award for being the first to notice the picture. Good eyes!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful garden pictures and English cottage gardens are my favorite garden style...these are all lovely. And what is also lovely is your new photo! What a treat, I noticed it right away.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gardens. I would love to have that kind of garden. Thanks for sharing.

Tootsie said...

what a great site you have!!! I would like to invite you to link your garden in on Friday's when I host a blog party called Flaunt your Flowers!
I am your newest follower

Anonymous said...

I love English Garden, and someday will make/build it my own...Lovely picture