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Sunday, June 07, 2009

An Aerial View

Once or twice a year I remember to go upstairs and take photos from our bedroom windows. I love to look at these photos years later and see the progression of the gardens.

This is the view from my front bedroom window. I can see straight up the driveway. The funny thing is I rarely look out my bedroom window, I guess I'm outside more than I'm inside!

My daughter Emily has a better view, she can't see all the way out to the street but she has a more sideways view of the front perennial borders that flank the driveway.

My bedroom has windows that look out the back of the house too. Here's the newly opened swimming pool. Still too cold to swim in but who cares, at least it looks lovely!

At the front of the swimming pool is my little rock garden. If I could change one hardscape location here in my yard it would be the pool and patio area. It's just so big, rectangular and of course, smack dab in the middle of the yard.

I zoomed in on the back shade border with my adorable shed and my neighbors hideous white vinyl fence.

One last look at the opposite corner where I make my black gold (compost of course!).

If you look carefully you can see Calie-the-wonder-doodle taking one of her many laps around the pool patio.

This evening I took lots and lots of photos. The next week is chock full of gardening plans. My local garden club is hosting a flower show this Friday and Saturday at the Historic Kissam House in Huntington Village. I've got a ton of things to get ready but at least I've got lots of photos and ideas to share with you when I find a moment or two.



7 comments:

Connie said...

It's always nice to get a little different perspective on things. :-)
Your gardens and yard are so pretty.

Joanne said...

Lovely to see your garden and I like your new rock garden

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Oh I have no doubt I would be completely at home in your garden. You have just enough to be beautiful, yet not so much as to be overwhelming. I love it all hun, enjoy it, as I know you do. Absolutely perfect!

Debi said...

Melanie,
I am new to your website. I'd love to see some of your gardens and buy some plants. How do I get to you?

Debi

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a great idea. I'll have to do some aerial views of my own.

Love your gardens!

Melanie said...

Hi Debi, I live in South Huntington, on Beverly Road. I'm the last house, closest to the intersection of Foxhurst Road and Old Country Road (#259).

Our garden will be open this Sunday for tours! Click on the photo on the right hand side of this blog (a lavender daylily) and it will take you to my Long Island blog Melanie's Perennials. There's more information there for visitors.

Melanie said...

Thanks everybody for the nice compliments!