Thursday, February 11, 2010





The days are becoming warmer here as the sun is moving higher on the horizon, and so I begin planning my spring garden. For inspiration I've been looking through countless images of garden follies. Follies were important features in gardens during the 18th century in Europe and were usually constructed in the fashion of Roman temples and Gothic ruins. They are still very popular today.
Hubby and I are planning to build an outdoor sleeping area, in the vineyard, for hot summer nights. What plans do you have for your garden?

(Images: wikipedia, Redwood and Stone U.K. designs)

13 comments:

ellen b. said...

Garden? What garden? Maybe I should make that a goal since I'm moving back to a yard. I shall consider a garden somewhere out there with Garden art taboot! Hmmm...
I'm happy to hear of what you are thinking my friend...

Deborah said...

Looks like you still have farming on your mind! teehee. I was informed that there was a meeting tonight at the local neighborhood church... OOooooo a gypsy garden inside the vineyard! DeeeeeeLovely! **blows candy kisses** Deb

Sandy said...

I would love a garden but I don't have a "green" thumb at all. I haven't even planted anything around my screened in porch and deck yet and it's been up for almost three years. And this year we are going to Alaska for the summer so nothing will get done...again. I love your blog!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Outdoor sleeping? My, that sounds amazing! I wish I had one...

Marilyn said...

First on my list for gardening is PATIENCE. There's still a huge drift where my small garden is hibernating. The lawn is bare and tiny weeds are starting to sprout on the southwest side of the house, so weeding will soon be a priority.

Then, I want more roses. The minis survive the cold temps here and are so sweet. There's only one fragrant rose and I need more! Pink ones, too.

Loved the follies. Thanks for sharing.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hey Cori..have not heard from you for a while.
It is nice to learn something new everyday...I had never heard of garden follies before...but oh my goodness...how beautiful they can be.
Sleeping outside ?? You must like the "camping" experience then.

Keep us updated...most interested in how things turn out for this project.


Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

My Casa Bella said...

HMMM!! I'm already looking at gardening magazines and I'm trying to decide what seeds to purchase. What flowers to plant, I'd like to redo my front garden which has been tricky, we get the late afternoon sun there and it only lasts a few hours. So I need to figure out what flowers will work there, I'm so ready to dig in the dirt, but can't, there is at least 20-25 inches of snow out there.....

Simply Heart And Home said...

So lovely!

Happy Valentine's Day

Gina

Robin said...

Recently, my mind is in the same space; I've been planning to add more green around the pool. Allen is digging up sage to replace with rock and an array of desert blooms.

fairmaiden said...

This is inspiration...for me too! The last two photos are my favorite.

A sleeping area in your vineyard sounds dreamy. I'm sure the fairies will like it too.

Amore,
Fairmaiden

Bernideen said...

I am thinking those kids of thoughts too! I left my garden decoroutand now have second thoughts as they told me at the center to leave it out. Beatrix Potter characters made of heavy concrete...one my blogger friends said I should have brought them in...maybe so? I am going to love spring but ours comes late- still much snow in April. Next week I will be in Virginia and may see the daffodils...spring comes early there!

Lynn said...

Hi, Just found your blog. Very nice. I look forward to see your outdoor sleeping area in the vineyard. How romantic! I love the paper roses and boxes for those cookies. Delightful packaging. Have a beautiful day.
Lynn

GWENDOLYN said...

Beautiful follies! I am planning a hydrangea garden this year... spring come quickly!
Blessings!
Gwen