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Posts tagged ‘Garden Tours & Travel’

My Love Affair with Musée Rodin in Paris

To think we almost missed visiting this museum. Musée Rodin ended up being my favorite place in Paris. It’s home to many of Rodin’s sculptures, including ‘The Thinker’ and ‘Gates of Hell.’  Plus, it has the most amazing garden full of Rodin’s creations. Read more

Stourhead Garden & Estate in England

In mid-June we visited the Stourhead garden and estate outside of London.  We had limited time in England so this was the only major garden we were able to visit on our trip. Plus, it just happened to be along the route we were already taking to get to Stonehenge. Read more

Marie Antoinette’s Estate & The Farm

Here are some pictures taken during my trip to France earlier this summer. This is only a small taste of the Versailles Palace: Read more

My ‘Master Gardener’ Mentor’s Garden

On Saturday I had the pleasure of touring the beautiful garden of my friend & mentor.  She supported me through the Master Gardener training and continues to support me today. Not only is she an amazing person, but she has a beautiful woodland garden that was featured on this year’s tour.

There was a lot to enjoy in her garden, but I especially loved all the rebar supports she made for her plants. She actually bends each piece by hand using the setup below. Anyone know what it’s called? I want one and she doesn’t remember where she got it. Every gardener should have one.

Rebar bending post

Boot Planters!!

It appears we have more in common than I thought. As I walked around her garden I noticed three boot planters! I had no idea she had such good taste:

Tiny Work Boot

Grandpa's Boot

Ski Boot Planter

Woodland Garden Walk

I had a hard time capturing the garden’s beauty with my iPhone (I forgot to put the battery back in my camera). Just picture a woodland walk full of shade loving shrubs and perennials mixed with native plants. Keep an eye out for all the artwork and rebar supports:

Hydrangea, rebar & pigs

Kiwi covered patio

Rebar art & support

Nurse log garden

Climbing Hydrangea

Glass ball among woodland plants

Gazing ball


Covered bridge

Broken pot as art

Sweet bird nest art

Woodland garden

Butterfly Garden

Cutting Garden

Rebar as art

Pet Cemetery

Garden Arch

Big Leaf Art

Bowling Ball Art

Love this & already forgot the name

Gardens of Windsor Castle

On a recent (and only) trip to England I toured Windsor Castle and gardens. I especially loved the gardens. Read more