Saturday, June 20, 2009

Share a Garden Sunday

A little late getting this up tonight everyone, I apologize for that. If you'd like to play along with Share a Garden Sunday, please leave your link in the comments section, and I'll add it to the list at the bottom of this post as soon as possible. With that out of the way, welcome to the third Share a Garden Sunday. It has been so inspirational walking through the gardens of so many bloggers these past few weeks that I could hardly wait to get my patio finished for today's post. Unfortunately - mother nature had other plans, and with the rain came very little progress. So today, I want to share with you the inspirational yard and pergola and brick patio that started the whole thing:

This gorgeous victorian in Buffalo's very well maintained Olmstead district was a part of last years Buffalo Garden Walk. The house was magnificent - and from the minute you turned onto the street you could tell that whatever they had planted or built in the back yard must have been a show-stopper. The line was to the street!

After a bit of a wait - but a beautiful wait, we got to the brick walled back yard, complete with a cobble stone pathway, gorgeous and very large pond filled with some of the biggest koi fish I've ever seen, and a beautiful pergola and patio that flipped the switch, and had me coveting, desperately wanting one of my own.

The basketweave brick floor was a beautiful cool surface under the grapevine covered pergola that had an odd L-shaped flow. It was as if the person who designed this structure wanted to create a foyer of sorts. The whole collection of things in this yard - front and back - was simply delicious.

A view of the pond through the lush tropical foliage while sitting under the pergola.
I'm not kidding when I say that immediately my mind switched into "how can I re-create this" mode. I snapped pictures left and right of the fluted column detail, the construction, the floors, the benches ... everything and anything I could point at I took a picture of. To me, this garden, this pergola, this pond - was sheer perfection.
I didn't even mind the rope lighting - though, in my own I have decided on a different source. It's gardens like these - visited in real life and virtually through events like Share a Garden Sunday that bring so much life, smiles, laughs, and inspiration to people everywhere.
Now - off you go. Check out the blogs that participated this week, I have to get out of these wet clothes. I said that the rain slowed progress, it didn't stop it completely! :)
ChrisC & JonJ @ The Great Wall of Lutz
Florida Sue @ Luxe Lanai
Sandra @ My Bella Rose
Deborah @ Midlife Poet