Idyllunion VI -Day 3

dodgerdudetteJuly 31, 2009

We visited gardens nearby the compound on day 3, starting with the wonderful home of Chelones neighbor.

Assembling at the Compound for our stroll across the road. From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

Up the drive From Idyllunion 6 July 2009 From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

No comment needed here From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

A vignette poolside From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

A seaside scene From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

A hedge of Rugosas protects this border from the sea From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

It all looks wonderful - more pictures please... especially of the compound :-)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 8:51PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Fantastic shots Kathy! Can you believe this was already a week ago now?

Deanne

    Bookmark   August 1, 2009 at 8:28AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

What a wonderful time we had together! It seems too long ago already! A beautiful destination!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2009 at 9:11AM
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vtskiers(z6a CentralCT)

Another incredible piece of property! I was ready to move right in to this one...lol.

Sue

    Bookmark   August 1, 2009 at 9:40AM
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Full_Bloom(z5 IL)

Omigosh Kathy! What a stunning property, but I think the pic that absolutely stole my heart was the one with the goose/poolside vignette!

Do you know who did the gardening and landscaping? What imagination and what an artistic eye!

Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Eileen

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 10:40PM
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dodgerdudette

Eileen, I imagine Chelone might know who designed the gardens ; we were all very taken with the sensitivity to the site and the existing geography..the rock formations and sea views were nicely incorporated into the landscape. This is exactly what Chelone is trying to do , but she has a meadow-forest enviornment .

How about a few more photos from the Compound ? From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

Vegetable World was looking pretty lush. From Idyllunion 6 July 2009 From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

Chelone and Wrecks give us a tour From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

Sanitary Ridge in the mist From Idyllunion 6 July 2009

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 10:59PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

I am so envious....I would so love to visit Chelone at her Compound.I think it is beautiful, and it looks well enough tended for me. :-)
It looks lots better than my yard and beds.

The neighbor's place is lovely also...and the view of the seaside.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 8:21AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

ditto what Marian said!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 10:56AM
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Full_Bloom(z5 IL)

I would love to visit Chelone and her compound too Marian! :-)

Your gardens are beautiful Chelone and I love all the hardscape you've been installing. Is that Rumex in the one pic or is it all lettuces? Do you have a vegetable garden? Your lettuces are making me think of lunch and it's only 10:00 here! :-)

Love the rock garden and love the photo of Chelone and Rex strolling through the meadow...just beautiful! Hope this isn't rude of me to ask...but, do you work out? I noticed you hula hooping in another thread and then here...you look so fit. I want to know the secret! :-)

Love the misty look of the last photo too! That *really* makes me want to walk up to the compound! :-)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 11:08AM
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triple_creek(z5)

Thanks for sharing Kathy, I love getting glimpses of what you all enjoyed.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 7:56PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I'll answer that! Chelone works out with Rex, also hauling bolts of fabric and installing them, then stacking wood for winter and working the gardens. On top of that, yes she is wonderfully fit and perhaps even too slim! (Says Nana Marie who is envious)

Thanks Kathy for those great shots!

I wish DS had taken photos of his favourite spots: the cat ramp, the wall map, the hidden back laneway...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 4:32PM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

I think we were all in love with the first house on the ocean that we saw - I thought in their front/back yard this was a lovely entrance to gaze out upon toward the ocean:

The third house we visited had an unusual rock/gravel garden, chock full of ornamentation:

And I liked this bench with the footrests

But this was my fav bench:

-cindy

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 8:24PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Deanne, that is a joke on me about the real frog. :-)

Remember the Glad that was eaten off before it could open? well here is it's mate that succeeded. I love it :

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 8:38PM
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michelle_zone4

I love the shots from the compound, especially a glimpse at the elusive vegetable world. The neighbor's house and garden look pretty awesome too.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 11:27PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Sorry that I posted that pic on this thread....I was 'thinking' I was on the other one!!!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 9:33AM
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