Today we’re visiting Susan Featherstone’s spectacular gardens.
My husband and I purchased our home in Bradford, Ontario, 18 years ago. At the time we purchased it, it was approximately 30 years old, had never been updated (inside or out) and had no landscaping—only a couple of neglected shrubs and hostas. Over the years, we have updated the house and have turned our yard into a virtual botanical garden, complete with an outdoor kitchen, a three-season gazebo, and a “Zen” stream bed. We have added flagstone pathways through the gardens that would rival those in photos of Europe in any magazine.
After a long day at work, we enjoy spending many peaceful hours enjoying the fruits of our labors in our private oasis.
Annuals in containers on the top of the deck railing spill down to create curtains of color.
Closer look at the flower-topped deck.
Healthy hostas carpet the ground with green, while a purple clematis (Clematis ‘Jackmanii’, Zones 4–11) covers the fence.
A wide flagstone pathway leads to the gazebo. Tall hedges and dense plantings create a private, lush paradise.
Front gardens combine trees, shrubs, and perennials to make a colorful entrance to the home.
The narrow walk from the front to the back just hints at the beauty around the corner.
The inside of the gazebo is full of creature comforts—and a cat making itself exceedingly comfortable.
Annual flowers mix with herbs for a beautiful and practical planting.
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