WELCOME TO THE MAGIC OF CAROLANNE'S GARDEN
Sunny Southern California



welcome heart
Carolanne's garden is a magical place.  So magical, in fact, that I couldn't seem to stop taking pictures.  I know I took way too many - so I will keep the commentary to a minimum and just let you enjoy the beauty that is Carolanne's garden.



wrought iron bench - front yard





garden view from the street
Her garden is filled with flowers, each specimen tended tenderly, like children, and accented with treasures she has carefully selected.  The result is pure magic.





antique urn in the walkway





shabby urns





flower border - front window planter



delphinium and ballerina rose


Exploring this garden is like a treasure hunt - with each glance revealing a new hidden treasure.  A unique accessory...



candle sconce



ledge and watering can - front yard





tiny birdhouse - front window border



lavender and yellow
She collects beautiful and unique plants she selects from local nurseries or orders online from Annies Annuals and Perennials (highly recommended by Carolanne for quality and variety).






hollyhock grows through wrought iron heart basket
Hers is a true cottage garden:  flowers in abundance and growing with abandon, carefully selected accents and statuary, unique pots, cozy and inviting seating areas. . .  well, you'll see what I mean as we explore Carolanne's magical garden....








bright pink hollyhock



unusual plant - luminescent



close-up of tiny flower



the shaded front porch



front porch chandelier and accents



front door



antiqued door knocker



fountain turned planter


This covered front porch provides the perfect environment for a delicate shade garden.  Carolanne doesn't profess to be a horticulturist.  She can't tell you the names of all of her plants.  She is simply an artist with a very green thumb. . . . a 'mother' who tends lovingly to her 'children' . . . she brings to her garden what she finds to be beautiful and unigue - plants only what she loves - and the result is stunning.





succulents



babys tears and hydrangea



chinese flowering maple



cozy reading spot



fuschia urn



orchid flower - looks like a miniature orchid



close-up of flower



multi armed wall sconce



don't know the name of this beauty


And that was just the front  . . . come with me to the back garden





back of gate - red geraniums



garden armillary



chinese flowering maple





3-tiered dry fountain
A salvaged fountain 'sculpture' becomes a beautiful focal point when filled with plants instead of water





close up of fountain detail



clematis



busy bee



disneyland rose



garden swing



mixed garden border



cabbage roses



Carolanne scours local flea markets for her treasures, where she found this vintage patio set and handcrafted pillows



blue!



fuschia pot and close up of cushions



a vintage toleware chandelier adds an accent



geranium variety



flower market sign - well said!



bleeding heart vine



more fuschias - these look like little ballerinas



wicker settee tucked into a shady alcove



a single rosebud reaches for the sunshine



metal chippy birdhouse



hearts and flowers...



Carolanne added instant charm to her kitchen window with flea market shutters



mismatched chairs add charm to her alfresco dining area



hidden treasures - succulents and sculpture under a tree



possibly a variety of mullein?



another amazing fuschia basket - which I can't seem to grow at all!



little violas with their upturned faces



the perfect spot to sit and dream



poppies!



Eden - my favorite rose variety



geranium and blue lobelia
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