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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Tatyana's gazebo in winter

comments (11) January 15th, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Tatyana Searcy

Today's photos are from Tatyana Searcy on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. Tatyana says, "Winter is the time when I really appreciate my metal gazebo, which can be seen from several windows of my house. Together with the Japanese holly (Ilex crenata) hedge, it is part of my garden bones. It changes its look throughout the year. As for the hedge, originally I planned to use boxwoods but ended with planting 100 holly plants. We have two dogs, and our builder told us that boxwoods can be damaged by a dog watering on them. But, holly will survive it. True or not, we haven't lost one single plant yet." What a beautiful structure, Tatyana! It really is a stunning focal point. And go figure, it's beautiful in summer, too! Thanks for sharing.  **Tatyana has a blog, and her gazebo had a few things to say.... Check it out HERE.**

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Comments (11)

TatyanaS writes: pattyspencer, thanks! The hedge is Japanese holly (Ilex crenata). Good luck with foxgloves! Posted: 9:09 am on January 16th
pattyspencer writes: Ok I'm going another direction here - LOVE THE FOXGLOVES!!!! I've been debating the last couple of years on whether or not I'd like some in my garden - after seeing yours the answer is YES

I have a grapevine on a back fence that gets grapes - usually sour and the birds have never given me a chance to find out if they are ever sweet - lol

I'm guessing that a boxwood that's trimmed so neatly?? Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing! Posted: 11:28 pm on January 15th
TatyanaS writes: Sheila_Schultz, thank you! It fits perfectly in that corner. Moss grows under it creating a green carpet...

NevadaSue, thank you! Foxgloves grow very well in my garden (our soil is sand+rocks).

blue_nigella, thanks! That ilex hedge grows pretty slow. We trim it 2-3 times a year.




Posted: 11:24 pm on January 15th
blue_nigella writes: /Tatyana, Gorgeous garden, beautiful home and a most delightful gazebo blog! Your holly hedge looks high maintenance or is it a slow grower? The gazebo snow scene is very lovely; wish I had an exquisite gazebo too.
Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:40 pm on January 15th
NevadaSue writes: Tatyana, Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden with us...a real haven to feast the eyes and renew the soul. The gazebo is wonderful and I really enjoyed it's blog. I've never seen one just like this and I can see why you love it in winter as well. I love the idea of having a grape vine just for the beauty of it.
Your Foxgloves are so lush. Each area of the country has its plants that do well there, foxglove is not one for Nevada so I really enjoyed seeing yours. Posted: 5:50 pm on January 15th
Sheila_Schultz writes: What a great location for your gazebo, I can understand why it brings you such pleasure. The snow on the holly hedge with the evergreens as a backdrop is spectacular. It is truly a 4 season beauty. Posted: 11:26 am on January 15th
TatyanaS writes: Antonio_Reis, thank you!

tractor1, thank you so much! I appreciate your tips and will use them for my grape plants growing in a different location with full sun. As for the gazebo grapes, I planted them for looks, not for fruit. I like to see the gazebo fully covered by the vines with the leaves changing color each season.

meander1, thank you! I chose grapevines for their hardiness, vigor and look! Please say Hello to your garden structures from my gazebo!

dukeofargy, I am so pleased to read such kind words about my garden. Thank you! Posted: 10:02 am on January 15th
Antonio_Reis writes: This garden is just marvellous! Posted: 9:08 am on January 15th
tractor1 writes: That's a spectacular gazebo! Grapes should ripen easily in Washington state, which type are you growing? For grapes to ripen it's very important to prune them properly; as soon as the tiny grapes form remove all growth past the bunches (that's about 30% of the plant). And after harvesting remove all growth to the second buds. There should be very little vine remaining over winter. There is much info on the net about growing grapes and especially proper pruning. Posted: 8:40 am on January 15th
meander1 writes: Tatyana, your gazebo's blog (ha, that's a combination of words I never thought I'd be writing) is quite charming and entertaining. It made me smile throughout the reading of it and think of my own garden structures in a different way...and wonder what they would have to say about their life in my garden. I think they would be a little snarky about how little they are used in a functional way. However, I love looking at them just as I love looking at the picture of yours. Please share with us why you decided upon grapevines as the key plant to grow up and adorn your beautiful structure...seems like a bold choice!
Posted: 8:39 am on January 15th
dukeofargy writes: I truly enjoyed seeing your garden. I love the gazebo's form. All season beauty has indeed been created here. Well done! Posted: 8:19 am on January 15th
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