Sunday, September 28, 2008


I have a new favorite garden. Chanticleer. Not sure what to expect from a “pleasure garden”, it was love at first sight. The gardens were enchanting despite the gray skies and intermittent downpours. If the gardens are this lovely this late in the season, then I can’t wait to see them in the spring and summer.

Photo of the Day

Dahlia in the Cutting Garden

I’m slowly being won over to dahlias. For many years, I’ve resisted them because of the work involved digging them up each fall and replanting them in the spring. The more I see of them on blogs and in person, the more tempted I am to try them.

I just loved this little spring house, photographing it from every conceivable angle and distance. It’s what I’ve been trying to do for years with the ugly shed in my backyard. The advantage here is full sun. My yard has mainly shade.

There were so many gorgeous trees.

Two views of the same garden.

You can see all of my photos of Chanticleer on Flickr.


Yolanda Elizabet said...

This garden is enChanticleer! Thanks for the lovely pics.

OldRoses said...

You're quite welcome!

Vidya said...


Thanks for the pictures. I have been meaning to visit chanticleer, but never got around to it.

As for dahlias, I agree its a bit of work, but they are too lovely to resist. I dig them up, wrap them in newspaper and forget about them till spring. They seem to work fine.

Mother Nature's Garden said...

I enjoyed your Flickr garden tour in addition to the ones posted here of Chanticleer.

Phillip said...

I would love to visit this garden one day. I have read so much about it. It is beautiful!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing. Andrea

joey said...

A delightful post. Thanks dear Caren for guiding us through Chanticleer, a dream garden to visit. (Love your macro dahlia :)

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