July 25, 2021

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Laura’s Romantic Garden

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Today we’re off to southern New Jersey to visit Laura Boissonnault’s beautiful garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLaura’s house is a colonial-style home built in 1920, and her romantic, cottage-garden design complements the building perfectly.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSoft pink hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–9) and blue clematis (Clematis hybrid, big-flowered group, Zones 5–9) glow against bright white fencing.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsEven the vegetable garden is beautiful, with a soft peach-colored calendula (Calendula officinalis, annual) blooming in the foreground. Calendula is beautiful, and the petals are edible as well.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAlternating clumps of salvia (Salvia nemorosa, Zones 3–8) and pink sea thrift (Armeria maritima, Zones 4–8) bloom against a white fence.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis part of the garden is all soft pink from roses and annuals.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPots of geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, annual) bloom on the front steps. It is clear that Laura is very thoughtful about the colors she chooses in the garden, leaning heavily on pinks, blues, and purples to a create calm, unified color story.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsIs there any more romantic way to welcome people into the garden than a rose-covered arch?

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsMore climbing roses blooming on a white trellis. Climbing roses don’t cling to their supports the way true vines do, so each of the long stems has to be carefully tied into place to create a display like this, and Laura has done it beautifully. The light paint color on the wall and white trellis provide the perfect backdrop for the glowing rose blooms.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsSoft pink dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb) open their huge, many-petaled blooms. The view of the garden beyond shows that this isn’t a huge garden out in the country but a smaller space with many close neighbor houses, but Laura has used that space perfectly to create a magical garden.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsWhat better way to end a visit to this garden than with a view of the glowing sky in soft pastel colors that echo the blooms in the garden itself?

If you want to see more from Laura, check out her instagram: @howsitgrowingnj

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

Have a mobile phone? Tag your photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #FineGardening!

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