The garden at Linderhof has been a 32 year work in progress
And with most gardens, it's still in progress!
Looking at the garden from the side yard . . .
The sundial is on a water fountain which used to be in Gunn Park
Significant because the son of the benefactor of that park lived in our house
for 3 years in the late 20s and early 30s
The garden started as lawn . . . . just a green space that needed to be mowed
But I've always wanted a four square mostly herb garden
In 1997, I began my plans
May - 1997 Laying out bricks to determine the individual beds
and where the brick paths were to go
Summer 1997 - we laid the bricks for the path
(it's summer because the watering house is out and the plants have grown!)
2020 - But the beds are raised --
not because I'm older or infirmed
But because we own a digger dog
Who delights in digging up any plant in the ground!
The very tall raised beds prevent that!
And I find it is much easier to garden when the plants are waist high!
1998 - Pretty flowers in the main flower bed at the time.
We had just built the arbor running along the garage to the house
No fence to enclose the garden
2002 - And put up a fence we did
A privacy fence!
2020 - That fence has aged well
There's a pond in the middle of that flower bed
And mostly day lilies grow around it
1998 - From the back of the lot looking toward the house
2009 - From the back of the lot looking toward the house
Wait, where are the two little windows?
There are sliders there now!!!!
Our addition -- the breakfast room which overlooks the garden!
2020 - under the pergola looking towards the house
2009 - On the terrace looking towards the garden through the arbor
2020 - On the terrace looking through the arbor toward the garden
2009 - One of the years Linderhof's garden was on tour -- we had a pond built
And a cat fountain installed
And we bought a water lily!
2020 - The pond surrounded by mature day lilies . . . and that little water lily
fills the pond! And it's only half -- about five years ago, I divided it and shared it with a friend . . .
Am I finished?
Is a gardener every really finished?
I'm planning fall bulbs to plant
putting in a raspberry patch
a small vegetable garden
You'll have to come back and see for yourself if I do it!