Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Isabella's

Right around the corner from my garden is Isabella's. Owner and curator Paula named this slice of paradise after her beloved [and adorable] lop-eared bunny, [see photo below]. Carol and I had the pleasure of perusing the garden and shop today. I took about a gazillion photos but narrowed it down to, okay still a lot. Enjoy. 







 This is a chandelier with fresh picked flowers. Awesome! 


 Isabella's is mainly a rose garden but there is always room for whimsy! 



 The plants weren't tagged so I'm not sure what Clemmy this is, but ain't she a beaut? 

 Stunning combo, don't you think? 

 More whimsy! 

 The entrance to the rose garden is irresistible. 







 Paula is a designer-extraordinaire. 
Around every corner was a sweet surprise.  








 My photo doesn't do this justice. 
This arbor was completely smothered in dangling wisteria
and a deep pink rose. Stunning!

















 Check out the vegetable garden. 






22 comments:

Alison said...

What a marvelous place! You got some wonderful photos too. I would so love to wander around there. That wisteria/rose combo is stunning. And I love the flowers in the chandelier.

keewee said...

Grace, that is a fabulous place to wander around. Thank you for all the wonderful photos.

Annie said...

Wow, thanks for sharing Grace. I love the wisteria and roses together. It looks amazing! And the honeysuckle picture is so pretty I can almost smell the sweet scent. Did you buy anything fun?
Annie

Darla said...

Grace, Grace, Grace! What a wonderful set up she has. I love the name Isabella. I zoomed in on the bed to the left in the photo with the containers on the table and was so hoping that you photographed it, thanks. The wisteria also caught my eye straight away. DH built me a large trellis/arbor/thingy for mine in hopes that it will become something like this one. And then the little semp growing in the rusty lantern. I can almost here your camera clicking away as you ooh and aah at every turn. How nice to have this right around the corner from your own beautiful gardens!

Rebecca said...

This is MY kind of place! I love all the "whimsy" scattered among the living beauty of the place! I'm SO glad you took the time to pass these photos on.

FlowerLady said...

Wow, what a wonderful place to spend some time and be rejuvenated.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Wonderful place, I'm still thinking about that chandlier! The roses are fantastic.

Eileen

The Garden Ms. S said...

Is there anything more romantic than wisteria? Wow, that is one gorgeous arbour!

Jess said...

Pretty gorgeous.

ricki 'sprig to twig' said...

Feeling the itch for a road trip.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

What a treat to have such a place right around the corner. Love the white wisteria, so delicate looking. Whimsy in the garden is a must!!

Kelly (The Sorry Gardener) said...

I want the bed, and I want it in my front yard. Then I want the gorgeous white clematis and the pale pink rose. That's all. Not much.

Three on Grove said...

Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful! Nice photos! Now i want to go there!

Denise said...

Oh, yes, you did capture the wisteria and rose. Wow, is that rose country!

Kathleen said...

omg, I knew I was going to love your tour from the very first photo. I think I'd still be there ~ it looks like the kind of place you can spend hours and hours at and still never see everything. How fabulous to have it nearby.
I am DIG, DIG, digging the chandelier!!!!!!! That is just to die for. I'm trying to think where I could put one!
Do you suppose that double white clematis is 'Artic Queen?' It IS truly beautiful. But so is everything. Really. I love all the ornamentation & whimsical pieces. That church bird feeder is awesome and so is the very cool obelisk in the last photo.
Great tour Grace. I wish I lived close to you ~ I'd have wanted to tag along!!!

Kim and Victoria said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great garden! LOVE that white clematis! Also the lantern with the hen and chick plant, very nice. Every photo I was saying "Oh my!". Very nice.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Thanks for taking us with you to this awesome place! I enjoyed your photos. Some of them reminded me of your place.

I am cleaning out my email, and am glad I hadn't deleted your comment about the silene. I'm glad to read that it may get taller. I may have planted some other things near it, so that's good to know.

Heather said...

Wow, what a neat place! Loved the bed there and that wisteria.... beautiful!

Patsi said...

Nice tour. Love the birdhouse and planter combo.
Ok...love just about all of it.
Isn't it fun how stone, wood, planters and metal add sooo much interest to the garden.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful! So much inspiration in these photos! I couldn't possibly pick a favorite. I'll have to go back and look again and again. Thanks for sharing.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

If that was around my corner, I guess you could expect to find me there all the time. That is the garden place of dreams.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

bakingbarb said...

Amazing gardens you are visiting. The bunny is adorable and with such a cute name. How much fun you must have had, I am quite envious. It would be hard to pick a few photos from your visit I'm sure. Thank you for sharing this with us, I greatly enjoyed it.