Thursday, December 12, 2013


 The Gravel Garden, photo Courtesy of Lisa Roper, Chanticleer
This is a photo from the Chanticleer Gardens in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. It's so pretty.  I would like to think that someday, I could manage something similar, but I just love the path of stones.  Granted, I don't think I could pull this off with these ginormous stones, but I do like the way the path just sort of meanders through the property and has some random flowers planted throughout.  I have always liked that look.

Of course, it's also cold and things are either not blooming, dead or are virtually dormant, so I like seeing some color now, even if it's not my own, ha. 

Hope you are having a great day.

Be inspired!


  1. this is so pretty. yep, you would need a crane to bring those stones in.

  2. But, you could do the same thing with those flat flagstones you buy at Menard's. it's not really the size of the stones, but how they're laid out and what's growing around them. I think it's a great look, and not too hard to do. I say go for it!

  3. Anything is possible with the right 'Zen' machine and you have proven yourselves creative. Like you, we use our mower in place of our dream machine.......a tractor! It's amazing just what that poor ride-on is made to do. But with an adult Zen, oh the possibilities!!! One day hopefully.

  4. Those orange flowers look like butterfly weed. They are food for monarchs. They stand out next to those lovely stones, too. Nice scene.

  5. Yes, simply beautiful. I love when places have a natural look. I'd love to say that one day I'll have something as wonderful as that, however probably not. Doesn't hurt to dream though does it? :) I have enjoyed reading your journey ( I recently discovered your blog and had to read the whole thing!).

  6. hi. I love reading your blog and as I was wandering through a website I found this
    and thought of you.

  7. It looks as though mowing is not high on the needs of the garden. Besides like the look, not mowing would suit me. Plus, I like to wander about, but do not like wet feet after a rain.

  8. Magical beauty. Um, I wouldn't be surprised to spy a couple of fairies flitting around in all this loveliness. :)) Thank you for sharing with us.


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