Today we’re visiting Patti’s garden in Guilford, Connecticut.
Growing up, I read about a garden like this while sitting on the floor in Accra, Ghana. Now in America, I have the world at my feet. My God, nothing is impossible. I can stay up all night working away as I try to implement in my garden every little dream I read about. My neighbors already think I am crazy, and I love it.
I purchased this home in 2016. I want everyone to know it is absolutely possible to be very self-reliant and to have a beautiful garden on one income when planned strategically.
The landscape at Patti’s house before she started gardening there.
And here’s a “before” photo of the backyard. It was a fixer-upper!
Another “before view”—there was definitely a lot of work to be done!
The garden after Patti transformed it, with masses of tulips bringing lots of spring color.
White fences, containers, and lots of neatly trimmed conifers create an elegant, refined garden space.
The front of the house before …
… and after, now filled with beautiful plants.
The driveway is now lined with plants, and there is the promise of a beautiful garden at the end. I can’t believe how much work Patti has put into transforming this space!
At the end of the drive, baskets full of flowers hanging on the fence greet everyone as they go past.
To see more of Patti’s gardening efforts, check out her instagram: @pattisguilfordgardenct
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