Thursday, April 9, 2009

Garden 1910

Old -Time Gardens of the Connecticut Valley. Enlarge to see the plan. On the left we have the pathway with Green hedges of box. Below that is the summerhouse with gilt eagle atop. This is the garden of Boxwood. Below that is the stone drinking fountain for the birds in the Starkey garden. Now in the middle bottom of page we have three garden plans . The Barnard garden with two circular beds and straight walk . Next is the old Starkey garden On the side name the plants in each lay out. Top garden are the plans for the Allen garden. All beds are raised and there is a fountain in the center. Top mid of page is the complete planting of the Keyes garden. A key to the planting may be found at the bottom of the page at the left.
On the right side of page is picture of the Keyes garden laid out some seventy years ago. That would have been in 1840. Middle of the right is a lattice arch covered with vines that forms the entrance. Last a summerhouse built in 1797, this old five-cornered summerhouse still stands now that was 1910.
If I had the money and land I would love to recreate each garden.

8 comments:

Shellmo said...

This would be an incredible garden to have! I like the idea of a fountain!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful to have the space, manpower and money to recreate the old gardens around your home.Your own piece of heaven on earth.I love the cover on the old Woman's Home Companion magazine.

Susan said...

What an interesting blog you have. I found you through your comment at Lynda's in East Africa. Isn't this computer amazing, how it brings us all together and teaches us so much?

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful gardens, Patsy! Back in those days, people had more formal gardens, and gardeners to keep them looking beautiful. I have to be satisfied with some flowers here and there, along with the trees and a few shrubs. Right now, my irises are blooming, and the dogwoods are in their glory, just in time for Easter, and I am happy!

Have a blessed Easter, Patsy!

Renie

Charlene said...

Interesting posts....Happy Easter to you and Bennie.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

It would be just perfect, to spend days working in the garden...
When the old masters layed out their garden plans, they were indeed visionaries.
Wonderful post, and so interesting ;)

Muddling Through said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to have the land and the resources for one of those gardens! I don't know how they did it all back then - maybe because they didn't have computers. :)

Winifred said...

There are some lovely gardens there.