Garden Photo of the Day

A Canadian Garden

By Kim Charles

Mary Jane Mulhern from Ontario Canada, shows us her special space for morning coffee.

"I live on Lake Rosalind in Bruce County, Ontario.  It's a small inland lake and my garden is over the septic bed.  Thus flowers and not vegetables.  I enjoy sitting in it for morning coffee."

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  1. frankgreenhalgh 07/17/2017

    Hello Mary Jane - You have a lovely garden setting for your morning coffee. It is very lush, and obviously well fertilised. Cheers from Oz

  2. user-7007498 07/17/2017

    Good morning, Mary Jane. What a great way to beautify a septic field. Your morning view is wonderful. I enjoyed photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    gringopeligroso 07/17/2017

    You had me at "Coffee."

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    gringopeligroso 07/17/2017

    LOVE that opening shot with the Sun flare!! Those beams streaming in perfectly captured the moment!!! Beautiful tapestry of plantings and textures! While I think I would Love to be in your mornings this time of year instead of here, (mid 80's and sticky first thing....) I'm not sure I could handle y'all's winters. I hear the cold seasons are serious up there!!

  5. pattieswinfordclifford 07/17/2017

    Very peaceful!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. user-6536305 07/17/2017

    A very lush Canadian Garden! A place not only good for coffee, it is good for all functions. You could hold a wedding in the garden. I also felt so good looking at your garden and drinking my coffee right now. How big is your garden? Thanks for sharing.

  7. tennisluv 07/17/2017

    Lovely and lush. What a delightful spot to enjoy your morning coffee (& afternoon tea & evening glass of wine). Thanks for helping me realize why hydrangeas and peonies I planted last summer in a foundation bed below my master bedroom windows have grown like weeds. They are planted over the septic field. Wonder if I could have it extended all over my landscape. ;-) Son-in-law does vegies, so I don't have to. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/17/2017

    The morning light is just gorgeous on your rich and luscious garden!

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    meander_michaele 07/17/2017

    Hi, Mary Jane. Hope it won't seem rude of me if I plop down beside you and enjoy all the magical ambiance of this special spot of yours. I see several benches so maybe a few more fellow gpod-ers will join our little get together. Everything is thoroughly lovely and it's totally understandable why it calls out to you. Do you also get to see most of from the house windows while you're indoors?

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    LindaonWhidbey 07/17/2017

    Good morning, Mary Jane. Your coffee drinking area looks like a place that would be used often at our house. Beautiful plantings and it all looks quite lush. Thanks for sharing.

  11. user-7008735 07/17/2017

    I can almost hear the birds singing in the trees, Mary Jane. You've created a lovely peaceful spot where you can greet the day.

  12. Jay_Sifford 07/17/2017

    Hi Mary Jane. I love it when I see a home/garden connection that appears natural, not contrived, and seamless. You have achieved this with your blue foliage, gray stone, scrim-like foliage and trees that mimic the verticality of your house cladding. Great job! I would enjoy spending time there.

  13. Vespasian 07/17/2017

    Absolutely gorgeous, a perfect paradise and to think people think nothing much grows up this way. I'm sure even the coffee tastes better in your lovely garden!

  14. NCYarden 07/17/2017

    A wonderful spot to enjoy your coffee, and all subsequent beverages. A great collection of plants to beautify your home. They flow together nicely.

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    treasuresmom 07/17/2017

    Love that sitting area! Would love to take my coffee out there early morning & just drink it all in.

  17. janeeliz 07/17/2017

    Very lovely and inviting! If I lived nearby, I'd like to share a cup with you and enjoy all that beauty.

  18. Maggieat11 07/17/2017

    Absolutely lovely! Everything looks great~ love that stone patio also! So inviting. Thanks for sharing!

  19. greengenes 07/18/2017

    will be over for coffee! Beautiful planting to enjoy over a few sips. Good job!

  20. roomrow 07/18/2017

    Mary Mary, quite contrary, how DID your garden grow! Quite fancy. Thanks for sharing!

  21. thevioletfern 07/18/2017

    I'm just making another cup so I can join you. I love the peace and calm a garden brings, add a lake and WHOA! Beautiful, what you have created. Cheers!

  22. grannieannie1 07/18/2017

    So lovely, lush, natural and peaceful I can almost hear the birdies and smell the coffee!

  23. Sunshine111 07/18/2017

    I love how you captured the morning light on all of your gardens. May I join you for a cup of coffee sometime? ? Just kidding, I live in NH

    1. roomrow 07/19/2017

      Good idea Lily. I am closer. I may have to drop in to share in the morning coffee with Mary. ?

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