The Joys of Visiting a Friend’s Garden

July 20, 2012

Roses and Clematis Intertwined

For me there is always a joy in watching a garden evolve over time, whether it’s my own garden, the garden of a friend or of a client.

On the LinkedIn site of the National Association of Professional Women in Landscape, Karen Chapman, owner of Le Jardinet talks about a garden she designed for friends/clients that involved intertwining Roses and Clematis along a pergola over the home’s garage. She discusses how rewarding it is to design a garden for a client who will let you visit year after year to follow its evolution. The post is titled Friends and can be found on her blog

Click here for more information about Karen, her company and her new book.

8 Responses to “The Joys of Visiting a Friend’s Garden”

  1. Nicole Brait Says:

    Thank all of you for your comments. Thank you to Karen at Le Jardinet for letting me share this photo.

    And to 50shadesofgreen, I believe everyone has a green thumb. It’s just a matter of finding it within you and coaxing it out.


  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo! There is something magical about gardens… if only I had a green thumb!


  3. gaiamethod Says:

    That is beautiful!!! What wonderful colours!!!! I can use this colour combination with crochet design too!!!


  4. Your photos and blog are lovely, and I hope that more people get a chance to share them. I have, therefore, nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award” –your blog truly fits “lovely”! Details are posted on my home page.
    I’m looking forward to your future posts.


    • Nicole Brait Says:

      Thank you for the nomination – and for the compliment. I will take a look at your home page for the details.


  5. transplantednorth Says:

    such a pretty color combination. My clematis has come and gone already but sometimes it gets a second bloom, but in this dry summer, who knows? How are gardens doing in your part of the country. We are absolutely parched in Western NY.


  6. What an utterly stunning photo. The colour combination is sublime.


  7. Isn’t it wonderful that a small garden in Seattle can inspire gardeners worldwide? These friends and this garden have played a large part in my evolution as a designer. I’m delighted you found it worthy of sharing Nicole.


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