Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cottage Gardens Part One ~ Gates, Pathways, Fences

It's been cold and windy here lately.  Now it is cold, windy and rainy.
Certainly not gardening weather.  However, we can always dream
can't we?  So get a cup of coffee or tea and make yourself cozy.
I am going to share some of my favorite garden pics from

Ash Tree Cottage on Pinterest

Every cottage garden needs a welcoming gate and walkway.
 Pathways to enchantment.

And getting creative with gates ...

Or simple charm ...

And fences with flowers peeking through ...

So while the weather may keep us indoors, we can always
keep the images of cottage gardens in our hearts.
Cottage Gardens Part Two coming soon!

Happily Joining ~

Seasonal Sundays
Sunny Simple Sundays
Cottage Style Party
Homemaking Party

Bentley is not spending too much time outside today,
but he keeps checking the entire yard every 30 minutes or so.
He just wants to let all of the potential invading critters know
exactly who is in charge!

Big Weekend Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Hi Susan,

    It's been unusually cold here in the Mediterranean, too! Love your new series and these pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

    Poppy :)

  2. From elegant to rustic to whimsical. I love them all. That last picture just draws you in, doesn't it? xo Diana

  3. Love all those pictures! I am going to have to stop following two of the garden boards on Pinterest, there is just TOO MUCH!!!! I loved yours in small doses!

  4. They are all so beautiful . The weather id crappy here to today ! But I did make a Shepherds pie for supper so that was a good thing for Yukky weather lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  5. Hi Susan, I just love all your pics here and started following you on Pinterest. It is cloudy and overcast right now but most of our snow has melted-yippee, I'm ready for spring and gardening. Hunter always cruises the yard, looking for bunnies and has started eating the gifts they leave behind-which also can make him sick. Tell Bentley not to try them.
    Hugs, Noreen

  6. Susan, these are just beautiful images!!! It has been chilly here too! I can't wait till it gets just a little warmer and I am so exited to dig in the dirt!!! I love the idea of a rose covered gate... sigh!

  7. There is nothing more beautiful than a white picket fence with flowers popping through on a sunny day is there?! Absolutely gorgeous post. Take care. Chel x

  8. All so pretty! I love that gate with the garden tools. I've got it pinned too.

  9. Susan - What beautiful inspirations. Love the garden gate and arbor covered with roses!! So sweet. Also love the gate with the garden tools. How cute. Thanks for sharing.


  10. We had a day of rain and dark skies yesterday better today, your pictures are lovely, fences and gates with flowers poking through alway are welcoming.

  11. Love your cottage gardens, especially the garden gate made from the head board. Fabulous!
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  12. oh that was fun, loving and wishing in all the photos! Thanks for sharing your dream collection!

  13. Beautiful garden photos so full of inspiration. Makes me want to go out and garden if only it wasn't so cold right now.

  14. So pretty - I have a path between 2 patio areas and I love it. There is something sweet about a path in a garden :-)

  15. All pretty pics Susan! I really like the headboard gate:@)

  16. So much beautiful inspiration!

    As always, it's wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Wonderful garden inspiration. Some of those gates are really clever. Stay warm and cozy. '-)

  18. beautiful images, always love a gate and fencing to set off a lovely garden!

  19. Loved looking at those, Susan. As a matter of fact, I may have pinned a couple of those myself! ha! Great minds think alike. Susan

  20. I am right there with you - no gardening here yet - it was snowing this morning. Like Susan above, I think I have pinned a couple of those too!! Here's to warmer weather coming our way sometime!!

  21. Susan, these are such beautiful images! We were able to get out and get things cleaned up and the pots planted. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, we can get the beds planted with the annuals and a few new perennials. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Hello. Hope you're well! It has been a very cool Spring here in Colorado. I did a post a bit ago on the severe drought here. But as you said I can look at these wonderful pictures and dream.
    Miss chatting with you via e-mail.
    Blessings, Roxy

  23. So many great ideas for fences and gates wish I could talk the boyfriend into getting creative.

  24. Oh Susan!! I wish I could grow rose bushes just like those lining the pathways!! How do they do it?? I have yellow jasmine growing over an archway- but it's thin and not big and lush!! I've used miracle grow and it gets sun?? Girlfriend says it needs to be established - It has all the time in the world to just grow and look pretty! Need to get off of here and go spring clean the yard!! Lovely gates and pathways!

  25. Really pretty photos and it does make me want to get out and decorate my garden. Love the hose wreath on that one cute!

  26. Oh my, you have got me dreaming again ;-) Love all of these. It is really cold here today, but the sun is shining. I can dream, yes I can ~ I can hardly wait to dig in the dirt ~ Have a wonderful day ~ Bentley, you make sure those critters KNOW it is you who runs the yard ~

  27. It's just starting to smell like Spring in Massachusetts. I love how clever some people are in their gardens. I love the hose wreath and of the garden gates, who doesn't love a picket!

    Have a great day!

  28. I love them all. Makes me want to spend days just wandering through people's gardens. Tell Bentley to keep up his vigil. His is important work. xo Laura

  29. Just stunning pictures, I enjoyed them all. It has been sunny here this weekend but stil quite chilly. These pictures made me think of the warmer days.


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