As many of you know I just returned from vacation in Colorado. It was great! I spent a lot of time looking at my aunt's garden, as she has done an excellent job with it. Here are a few things I really liked; maybe you'll get a few ideas.
Another shot of the roses in the middle of the pond. It's October, so they are not in prime condition, but you get the picture. I loved it!
Her use of rock and plant really enhances the yard, especially considering the view is a majestic vista of the two.
She had several lily pads in the pond. I just love lily pads!
Behind the pond is this fire pit. At night, as you sit by the fire, you can hear the coyotes calling to the moon, and deer running past.
At the very edge of her property my aunt has this small sitting area. This is my favorite part of the garden. The land behind her house is protected by the government, and cannot be built on. Lucky them!
Green and red; a nice combination. The step up to the deck is the rock I am standing on. Using the natural habitat around you enhances the feeling of your garden. My aunt did a great job with bringing the feel of Colorado into her gardening. Please notice the painted toe nails, they took a lot of work.
I recall my aunt talking about one of the problems they have had with their plants, deer. One thing she has mentioned is that if you make a mixture of cyan pepper with water and spray it on the plants the deer won't eat the leaves. (They can't leave their cats out thought, or the coyotes will eat them:) Thanks for joining me on this garden tour! What did you like the best?