My name is Ginny McNally, I’m from Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
I’d been gardening on a small scale for about 40 years. At first I had a vegetable garden, grew all sorts of things. Then our trees started to take a lot of the sunshine away, so the vegetable garden was filled in. My husband and I built the English-type garden you see, and I have tried many different flowers and plants. I have numerous gardens throughout my yard.
A brick patio and neatly trimmed shrubs give this part of the garden a formal feel, and the multitude of pots full of blooming annuals softens the look and brings color to the space.
Mixed perennials fill this bed, with taller shrubs and ornamental grasses forming a backdrop, while an urn filled with succulents makes a centerpiece.
The flowers of this pretty incredible double-flowered clematis (possibly the variety Clematis ‘Taiga’, Zones 6 – 9) steal the show here, while foliage and a brick path form the backdrop to these incredible blooms.
This clematis flower is beginning to unfold layer after layer of purple-and-green petals.
One of the most important spots in any garden is a place to sit, relax, and enjoy the beauty.
The increasing shade of a maturing garden doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Here a mixture of foliage in different colors, shapes, sizes, and textures creates a beautiful effect.
This is of the more unusual pieces of garden art I’ve seen! I love that even the car has been turned into a space for a few more plants.
The garden shed is beautiful, and surrounded by lush greenery.
Perfectly geometric English-style garden beds act as a frame to show off the plants within them.
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Oh what a treat to wake up to. It's so refreshing to see gardens that just follow the whims of the gardeners and mix so many different elements. Keep your eyes out, as I'm eyeing that car. I love everything about all of it.
Thank you Rebecca, yes I really do follow my whims, no rhyme or reason in my garden. My husband & I had a Corvette just like the toy. Joe found it in a flea market and we decided to put it in front of the garage, Of course I had to fill it with something!
That clematis is out of this world!
Thank you, it really is beautiful, it's been blooming for almost 2 months and still has some small blooms just starting to open.
Wow! Love the contrast of your beautiful brick walks and edging with the lush plants, especially the mature shrubs. A very lovey garden. And yes, that clematis!!
Thank you, just love trying new things, filled to the brim, no where else to plant anything but still trying...
I’m Ginny’s daughter and I was spoiled growing up in this beautiful oasis! So happy to see her featured here today!
Awww that's sweet! I too remember the gardens of my childhood, such great memories.
Your gardens certainly haven't suffered from becoming shadier - everything is just beautiful! Your "whims" have served you well!
I almost missed this garden post because of the holiday...Wow love the "shed garden" and that big holly tree and what looks like a Skip Cherry Laurel and the "English garden" it pure perfection in plants and design!
Also love that bird bath with the variegated hosta in front of it in the foliage garden.
I really love this garden!
Simply charming in every way!
Beautiful job Ginny. An acorn planted by my young daughter over 40 years ago grew rapidly to 80 feet & shaded out our once productive veggie garden. We also had to learn to adapt. Fortunately, it's always been a labor of love & creativity. Alan, Kintnersville, PA
Everything is so beautiful Ginny. Thank you for sharing your creative work.
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