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Garden Tour Inspiration

Daryl Savage has raised the bar by sharing these amazing photos of a private Litchfield garden! Get inspired!

"This private farm is located in Litchfield County Ct., and is open to the public on certain days of the year like on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days. This is a working farm (vineyard & orchards) and a private estate. It has beautiful views of the Berkshire mountains in the distance. The many gardens include a cutting garden(see verbena bonariensis) an organic vegetable garden, formal areas, shade gardens, and more. These photos are from last July. I would recommend anyone visiting here if they can."

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  1. perenniallycrazy 03/08/2016

    Gorgeous! That photo with the horse is my absolute favorite. Wish I could visit someday. Thanks for sharing Daryl and Susan.

  2. diane_lasauce 03/08/2016

    Ahhh, adore the whimsy!

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    meander_michaele 03/08/2016

    Looks like the scale and elegance of this property has definitely earned the right to be called an estate. Things look beautifully done and impeccably cared for. Had to be a real treat to get inside the gates and do a walk about . Love the patina on that planter in the final picture..the thinness of the rim makes me think it is metal. Do you happen to recall if it is, Daryl?

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      Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2016

      We're peas in a pod, huh? I looked through the pictures: nice, nice, nice, nice, OH MY! THAT CONTAINER! Wowsy. It does look like there is a seam on it. That patina is amazing. Hopefully you'll have great success with your patina kits this year. Cheers.

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        meander_michaele 03/08/2016

        Ha, guess what...after I opened my "surprise" Christmas from me to me of the special patina paint, i can't remember where I put it for safe keeping. I have not done a CSI worthy room by room search yet but it's more off the top of head befuddlement. I know I will track it down eventually. And, yes, that container has super gorgeous patina, doesn't it?!

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          Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2016

          Can't find something you put away for safe-keeping? We ARE peas in a pod!

        2. GrannyMay 03/08/2016

          Even when I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, I love to "listen in" to the banter between you two. Thanks for making me smile!

    2. sheila_schultz 03/08/2016

      Add me to the peas in a pod! That pot is dreamy! And Mike, when you find your patina paint, could you see if my sunglasses are hiding next to it? Thanks!

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        meander_michaele 03/08/2016

        ha, oh, goody, sunglasses...I could use a new pair of sunglasses, and I'm sure there will be some orphan socks hanging around there as well...wishing they could find their matching mate.

  4. kgamel 03/08/2016

    Do you know what the purple globe flower is against the fence? Thanks for sharing!

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      Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2016

      I'm betting it's allium sphaerocephalon (also known as allium sphaerocephalum).

  5. Quiltingmamma 03/08/2016

    Wow! That first formal garden photo is a stunner. I am a purple and green fan at minimum, but I am a pushover for walled and boxed formal gardens. Very Loire Chateau. I also like that horse poking out of the climbing hydrangea and the use of the rendering pot(? soap kettle?)

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    HelloFromMD 03/08/2016

    Hi Daryl, late to the party. Thanks for sharing. I love that last photo of a container with a matching garden underneath!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 03/08/2016

    Thanks for sharing your visit, Daryl!

  8. user-7007966 03/08/2016

    Thank you for sharing! It's such a treat for those of us who are starving for their first flowers of the coming season.

  9. NWAgardener 03/08/2016

    Thank you Daryl - What is the name of the farm and how can we find out which days it is open to the public?

  10. sheila_schultz 03/08/2016

    Thanks for introducing us to these gardens, Daryl, they are both dramatic and subtle at the same time. Lots to look at... especially the pots!

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    LindaonWhidbey 03/08/2016

    Thanks Daryl, for sharing this garden tour. What an amazing place. I wonder how many gardeners it takes to keep it looking this pristine. That copper looking pot in the last photo is beautiful and I like the way they made it look like the flowers escaped by mirroring the plantings on the ground. Also, as someone else mentioned, that horse hiding in the Hydrangea gives the garden a touch of whimsy. This place goes on the list.....

  12. GrannyMay 03/08/2016

    This looks like an interesting place to indulge the garden obsession. Love the horse! Thanks for sharing, Daryl.

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