One of the things about my garden that gives me immense pleasure is the simple act of appreciating the garden from the inside. Like beautiful paintings hanging on a wall, so the garden looks to me through the windows of my home and I appreciate nature’s “art work” every day.

A lot of what I did in my garden in the early stages was about the views from the inside. A carefully planted tree on the outside of the property to provide a green canopy, a creeper up a bland wall to create interest, a flowering shrub strategically placed for colour … Like an unfinished painting standing on an easel waiting for the artist to return to it, I help Mother Nature to paint her beauty on my garden canvases. And so the garden has evolved to provide us with a wonderful ambiance from the inside, looking out.

I thought I would share some of my favourite “window art” with you today. These are the views I see every day when I do something as simple as walk from room A to B, sit at my computer or have a bite to eat. I know, I know, they are far from perfect, but I love my garden, even from the inside (sometimes more so as I don’t see the flaws when I’m not up close and personal).

From my office windowFrom my office window

From the Living RoomFrom the Living Room

From the dining roomFrom the dining room

From the other officeFrom the other office window

Love this viewI love this view

A work in progressA work in progress

Entrance to the back yardEntrance to the back yard

Crabapple on the patioCrabapple on the patio

From a bedroom windowFrom my bedroom window

More from the bedroomMore from my bedroom

From the small officeFrom the small office

Another bedroom viewAnother bedroom view

From the guest bedroomFrom the guest bedroom

How do you bring your garden inside?

PS: I apologise for the poor photographs – if anyone has any tips on how to take good photographs through windows, I’m all ears!

Happy Gardening
xxx