Discussion Forums - Gardening

Topic: Fantasy garden

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Fantasy garden
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2006
Posts: 786
Back To Top

Nothing ever dies in the fantasy garden, the only harmful insects are taken care of immediately in a nice organic way by someone else, the annual budget is somewhere in the seven digit range, the true scope of the property has never been mapped because it's so large, and I always have enough time and energy to devote to my pet gardening project of the month. And of course, it only rains gently at night and is dry by morning here. Won't you join me?

Things in the fantasy garden were really beautiful last night when wanked out into my fantasy backyard. As the sun went down I was able to truly appreciate how wise the gardeners were when they pruned the roses back in (insert correct month here - I  never remember and never do this on time) The perfume from the old fashioned roses was heavenly and I also cut an entire vase of beautiful tea roses for my beside table......in yellows and oranges and pinks. It's quite lovely.

and I especially enjoyed the heavy blooms on the wisteria vine. I understand it was planted 20 years ago by the previous resident. So glad I have a staff to take care of all this.

Now if I just had a name for this place.....

How was everything going in the fantasy garden on your last visit? What landscaping plans do you have for this place? (Can you guys tell I took this Friday off from work and it's raining heavily outside and I have no motivation and just love having the house to myself.....)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 1:40 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2006
Posts: 6,362
Back To Top

You don't really need a budget, do you :)  Mine is in England somewhere, I believe, with a lovely gardener who I can watch while I have afternoon tea.

Of course there is a rose garden - and the maze and the folly, lol.  And the lavender hedge along one of the paths.

The herbs grow in the knot garden behind the kitchens, of course ;)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 4:52 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
Posts: 4,815
Back To Top

Mine has a lovely hammock in the shade in it, where I can watch the well-muscled, shirtless garden tenders do their work while my cats leap around in the grass.  It is located, of course, on the grounds of my Scottish castle ... budget indeed ... :-)  Nothing ever gets blight, leaf mold, aphids, mosaic virus or anything else in my fantasy garden ... and then I must wake up.

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 1:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
Posts: 8,411
Back To Top

Mine has cabbage roses.  Nothing but cabbage roses.  Of every color available. 

Date Posted: 3/8/2008 1:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2007
Posts: 215
Back To Top

English roses (the cabbage roses) I think; climbing on the cedar fence; along with clematis; lovely small leafed acers of various colors; butterfly bushes in various colors with fern leafed daisys beside them; hummingbirds galore; arches with clematis climbing them; hanging baskets with vibrant colors; bird feeders; bird baths; parsley, sage, rosemary & thymes (all kinds of thymes); with veggies planted in amongst my flowers; & tomato plants like sweet 100s; ahhhhhh when will summer be here?

Date Posted: 3/9/2008 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2006
Posts: 786
Back To Top

The result of all that fantasy gardening on my day off is that I got lazy and didn't do much and now my back is killing me. I'm adding a hot tub to my fantasy garden. Then I guess I'll spend the afternoon with some easy tasks that will get me moving but not stress the back. Once it improves a bit, I'm going to add a yoga master to the scene to prevent this from happening again. I think I'll give her a spot  on a bit of lawn. I'm not much for lawns, but she'll need someplace to inspire me.