My neighbor and pal, Sandy, has a gorgeous garden. Everything about the place and Sandy herself seems to say welcome!
I remember when this sad looking house was put on the market over ten years ago. There wasn't anyone living there at the time so when the sign went up, I took the liberty of peeking through the windows and wandering through the back yard. I remember loving some of the plants that were still struggling through the weeds and admiring the half-buried remnants of a pond. The paths were lined with concrete cylinders which I was told were some sort of drilled samples to test for strenghth, part of a former homeowner's job.
Once Sandy's spectacular new kitchen was finished, she decided to host a weekly potluck for the folks who worked on her house. Even though my part of this huge job was tiny, I was invited. Believe it or not, the weekly potluck continues to this day and now the guest list has expanded to include neighbors, friends, artists, co workers and random passersby. Monday night at Sandy's has become a regular habit for many!
Tucked away in various spots are these cool rock people created by Boucant
Dominating the back garden are a huge deck and This amazing pond, also created by Boucant.
So much beautiful foliar texture and color.
Paths that lead to destination seating areas.
Sandy's deck was built around this beautiful old tree.