Summer Gardens of a Craftsman Style Home

This past weekend . . . we were in Georgia.

Yes, for another tournament. We stayed with my brother and his wife.

My sister-in-law, Pam, definitely has a “green thumb” .

Both her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers thrive with her talents.

So I thought I would share her beautiful yard with you today.

There will be lots of photos and less “talk” . . . so sit back and enjoy . . .

~ ~ and take time to smell the roses!

Summer Garden

When you walk up to the house on the path leading from the driveway . . .

~ ~ you are greeted with beautiful flowers and the flag waving in the breeze.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

You will notice Rosemary plants planted alongside the flowers . . .

~ ~ serves a dual purpose . . great fragrance and deer repellent!!

Summer Gardens

Summer Gardens

Summer Garden

I could not get too close to this Knock Out Rose bush . . .

~ ~ as the noise was almost deafening from the bees!!!

Summer Gardens

Summer Garden

But then again. . . bees were everywhere on these beautiful flowers of summer.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

As you can see . . . “it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood” . .

Summer Garden

I love this magnificent stone in their landscape.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

The front porch also is filled with beautiful flowers and hanging baskets.

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

There are many little details in her gardens such as this cute fish in the gutter spout.

Summer Garden

Here is a little peek into the gardens of her back yard . . . for another day . .

Summer Garden

As you can see from these images of Pam’s garden . . .

~ ~ her love for gardening shows in her landscape . . . her canvas!!

Hoping you are doing what you love today . . . creating your own canvas.

Have a wonderful summer day!

Comments

  1. Pam has a lovely garden! I also love her home; it’s one of my favorite styles. You can certainly tell that she loves her garden. She has such a great variety of flowers and plants. Thanks for sharing her gorgeous garden!

  2. Beautiful! The house and the gardens are wonderful. That fish downspout is so cool. Reminds me of things I’ve seen in Savannah.
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  3. WOW! That yard is beautiful. Does she do this all by herself or does she have yard help? Would love to see the inside of her house, maybe next time you visit???

  4. What a charming home. Her gardens and landscape are fabulous!
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    • Linda miller says:

      Very pretty flowers, Pam. She does have a green thumb with a little help from her friends….the bees. They pollenate the plants. Just don’t get too close while they’re working their magic.

  5. Wow, she does have a green thumb. Gorgeous landscaping!
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  6. What a beautiful home and garden. Thanks Shirley for the tour.
    Thanks again for stopping by.
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  7. Gorgeous gardens, Shirley. And I love their home. Beautiful!
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  8. What beautiful gardens and their lawn looks like a golf course! Just beautiful, thanks for sharing. I need to get some rosenary, I didn’t know it was a deer repellent!! Thanks!
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  9. Simply beautiful gardens! We are slowly growing our front yard.
    Sheila

  10. what a gorgeous yard. i am sure they work hard to keep it up but the benefit of having something so pretty to look at is worth it.
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  11. Oh my what a gorgeous style home and gardens! Your sister-in-law sure does have a green thumb! WOW her and My Mom would be Bf’s lol!
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  12. Jeanette Price says:

    There is nothing I love more than a home that is landscaped and has such beautiful curb appeal. Your sister in law certainly has a green thumb and I can tell it must be a labor of love for her. Thanks for sharing her lovely flowers!

  13. I really love the fish downspout! I bet that looks really cool when it rains. Lovely gardens – thank you for the tour.
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  14. STUNNING!! Never knew rosemary was a deer repellent!
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  15. Donnamae says:

    Beautiful landscape and gardens! And…stunning rock…right out front! She does indeed have a green thumb! ;)

  16. Linda Kemp says:

    That was a beautiful start to my day. Thank you!

  17. That landscaping! …and your photography!! Awesome!

  18. WOW, what a gorgeous home and garden!!!
    Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!
    ~Des
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  19. Her garden is beautiful!
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  20. Oh my gosh, Shirley, is that really our house? You are so talented with your photography and storytelling, it highlights things I barely noticed before. Thank you so much for honoring us by posting our home on your very special blog and we really appreciate all of the kind remarks from those who follow your blog. It gives us a whole new appreciation and perspective for our humble abode. Pam

  21. Wow! Their home and property is really beautiful! I can’t get over how lush and perfect their yard is. What area of GA do they live in?

  22. What a beautiful yard! The lawn looks so plush and the contrast of colors is amazing!!~~Angela
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  23. Your brother and sister-in-law’s home is very lovely and their gardens are stunning. You can tell she loves her gardens with all the beautiful flowers. She definitely has a green thumb.
    Thanks for sharing their lovely home and gardens.
    Mary
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  24. Pam’s gardens are gorgeous!! Looks like she has a professional gardener.
    Mary Alice
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  25. Very pretty, Shirley! I love a path lined with beautifully cared for garden beds. The roses are gorgeous!

  26. I poured over each gorgeous picture. You sister-in-law definitely has a green thumb and a knack for design. I’ve never seen a decorative down spout and I love the fish. Can’t wait to see more of this home!
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  27. Pam’s landscaping is beautiful, Shirley! I love all the varieties of plants that she’s chosen; and her porch is so welcoming. Everything is so lush and vibrant. Thanks for sharing!
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  28. I think more than her thumb is green! What a garden. I would have had to pack that fish gutter spout in my luggage!!!
    I’m beyond excited to see you!!!! xo

  29. Pam’s house and garden are beautiful. Love her choice of plants, especially the peachy Cannas. Love too the cute fish spout.
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  30. Pam really knows how to lay it out! I love that fish at the end of the downspout. I have to try and find one of those bad boys!!! I just hate the way our look, and having whimsical little dudes like that would make it so much more tolerable!

    I didn’t know rosemary acts as deer repellant! Hmmmmm…I plant it for cooking and the wonderful fragrance. Of course, it’s not a perennial in this part of the country, so it wouldn’t be around when needed most in winter. Those deer just come outta nowhere all winter long around here!

    Beautiful landscaping! Pam should be very proud of her handiwork!
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  31. Just beautiful Shirley! Craftsman-style is my favorite and perfect for the lake :)
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  32. Lovely gardens… Love the flowers on the baskets too…
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