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Window Dressing

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).

[one_half]From my office windowFrom my office window[/one_half]

[one_half_last]From the Living RoomFrom the Living Room[/one_half_last]

[one_half]From the dining roomFrom the dining room[/one_half]

[one_half_last]From the other officeFrom the other office window[/one_half_last]

[one_third]Love this viewI love this view[/one_third]

[one_third]A work in progressA work in progress[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Entrance to the back yardEntrance to the back yard[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Crabapple on the patioCrabapple on the patio[/one_third]

[one_third]From a bedroom windowFrom my bedroom window[/one_third]

[one_third_last]More from the bedroomMore from my bedroom[/one_third_last]

[one_third]From the small officeFrom the small office[/one_third]

[one_third]Another bedroom viewAnother bedroom view[/one_third]

[one_third_last]From the guest bedroomFrom the guest bedroom[/one_third_last]

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