Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 Garden Bloggers Fling - Westwind Farm Studio

Luckily, after the punishing sun at Old Germantown Gardens, a cloud cover had formed by the time we arrived at Westwind Farm Studio. As soon as we got off the bus, I had to run through the most beautifully golden, flower-bedecked meadow I have ever seen. It made me want to roll around in the grasses and do naughty things. 

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Closer to the private residence, I became fascinated with this vignette of grasses and bold-textured flowers. At every angle there was a new scene that had to be photographed. Indulge me while I share them all with you.

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I believe John Greenlee, grassman extraordinaire, is responsible for many of the updated plantings around the home. Avoiding the crowds I headed to the back side of the garden, and a pretty back side it was. 

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I came across this interesting, rustic-looking building which I assume is a guest house. 

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Then I began to get peeks into the main garden - 

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Why yes, I do believe this studio would be an excellent place to practice my deep breath. 

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And then looking back at the garden from inside the yoga studio - 

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So nice to see plants given enough room to spread out. I always see Helleborus argutifolius reaching for light or overgrown by other plants. 

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Pool with a view -

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A substantial outdoor fireplace, to say the least - 

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And a calm front entrance -

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I like this plant combo. Not sure what the coppery shrubs are though. 

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And finally a great view - 

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Westwind Farm Stuido was a lovely ending to our first Fling day. 

7 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous garden, but I totally missed that guest house. You got some nice shots from different angles than most other pics I've seen. But mostly I'm enjoying a mental image of you rolling around in the grasses! Calm, composed Kelly -- I can't quite picture it!

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  2. Wonderful photos, Kelly. Love the buff and white of the simple ox-eye daisies and grasses.

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    1. Thanks Denise. I'm not sure if John Greenlee is responsible for the design of this meadow or not but it sure is beautifully designed and maintained.

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  3. Excellent. I love this garden and the way you make it more beautiful. Really outstanding

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  4. The photos you've attached here make us really want to go to Westwind! The meadow is indeed so inviting - we'd want to roll around there too. And imagine having a swim with such a view. It's just breathtaking. Having this much greenery and flowers in the home would be awesome, yes?

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