Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rustic Gardens: A Feast for the Senses


To me, there is nothing more charming than a rustic garden.
The rustier, crustier, the better!

Let's take a peak at some rustic gardens from my inspiration file.

Southern Living
As we enter through the gate, the garden becomes a feast for our senses.

vignette design
Visually...
Rusty urns, climbing ivy, old brick...

vignette design
Terracotta urn, chippy paint and more climbing ivy...

Zinc containers, an old mirror, a vintage chair...

Hahoy
Terracotta floors and a painted table...

Country Living
Cobblestone path and barn wood....

A giant tree, metal chairs and a stone patio.
A feast for the eyes!

House and Home
Can't you just hear the sound of water trickling in this lichen covered fountain?

The sound of gravel crunching under your feet?

Campagne Decoration
Gravel. Lending a rustic feel to any outdoor seating space, or outdoor dining area...

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle
...and patio.

Sunset
Crunchy gravel. Always appropriate in a raised bed garden too.
A Feast for the ears!

Country Living
As we walk along the path to the arbor, the smell of lavender, thyme and rosemary is in the air.

Country Living
Overhead, the sweet aroma of roses.

Campagne Decoration

Pinterest
Walking up the stairs, more floral scent...
A feast for the nose!

vignette design
Rustic Gardens!
A Feast for the Senses!

How does your garden grow?
Are you inspired by rustic gardens?

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28 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

These images took my breath away!!!!!! It is so frustrating for me to live in this wooded setting and not be able to grow the flowers etc., that i LOVE> I would give anything for a cutting garden! I just have to live vicariously through the internet:):) XO, Pinky

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So beautiful! :)

Kathysue said...

Delores, this is such a beautiful post full of eye candy. I loved walking through the garden with YOU!! Kathysue

Wyatt said...

We are living it everyday! Recycled, transplanted, begged, borrowed and shared!
Loved your pictures!

Wyatt

Jen said...

I LOVE rustic components in any garden, even a formal garden is only complete with a chippy, charming, old statue and or pot. My favorite is old iron fence panels on walls or free standing as trellises -Thanks for this post...I am inspired by the photos you showed us.

Linda said...

Beautiful inspiration photos! I love the feeling of age that you get from rusty, crusty, chippy garden pieces!

Slim Paley said...

Beautiful inspiration for August!

The enchanted home said...

There are few things as beautiful as an old, mature rustic garden. They make you feel like you have stepped into a magical place, almost like a fairytale, this post is astoundingly beautiful!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I want to meet you with a bottle of wine in each and every one of these gardens!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

carolyn bradford said...

I love reading your posts so much! You have such a wonderful eye for true beauty!! Thanks for sharing these fabulous pictures!
Carolyn Bradford
Mulberry Heights Antiques

once in a blue moon said...

i could look at garden pics forever~

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the vintage watering cans, beautiful! If you get a chance stop by and see our garden post. I love yours!

Misty Maples Farm said...

I love this garden, I needed an idea for a space under my big maples...with no grass...the gravel will be beautiful! Thank you!

J

Sue Murphy said...

Ahhh.....these were wonderful! We spent yesterday staking out our new home on our lot and dreaming about our new garden in the mountains. These will go into my own inspiration files

Linda said...

Wonderful picture of wonderful stuff, Delores. I'm going to send you a couple pictures of my favorite rustic things in my own yard. Have a lovely weekend.

The Summer Porch said...

I live and breathe rustic gardens! Beautiful inspiring post!
Rosemary...

Meg said...

my garden grows here: http://mt-tails.blogspot.com/2011/08/garden-therapy.htmls
Beautiful pictures.

sandrajonas.com said...

Fabulous collection of photos! Super inspirational.Thanks for this incredibly beautiful post.

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

I have some weeding to get done, now I really want to get it finished and get myself out looking for an outdoor mirror! These pictures were such an inspiration to get out in the garden. I just had a load of cut bamboo stakes delivered, still thinking about what to do with them. Jules ♥

Creative Choices Interior(s) said...

Beautiful gardens! So many inviting places to think about and ideas to stir the emotions and creativity.

Chlvie

Anonymous said...

love love love the red worn red watering cans!!! So many ideas I can incorporate into my yard!! Thank you for your blog it brings me so much joy..Thank you for taking the time to blog it does matter!! Linda

under spanish moss said...

We adore rustic gardens. There is nothing better than all of the rusty metals and patina of old wood. You shared some of our favorite garden elements. We hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Angela and Renee

under spanish moss said...

We adore rustic gardens. There is nothing better than all of the rusty metals and patina of old wood. You shared some of our favorite garden elements. We hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Angela and Renee

Rebecca said...

Rustic is my favorite "color" :)

Victoria said...

Beautiful, rustic gardens make me miss my garden in upstate New York. I cannot grow all these wonderful flowers like lavender in SW Florida, but I can live vicariously through your tour. Thanks again for a wonderful post.

Michele Smith said...

Breathtaking! Just beautiful.

Have a great weekend
Michele

Michele Smith said...

Breathtaking! Just beautiful.

Have a great weekend
Michele

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh so beautiful! Those steps with the purple flowers were magnificent...they just made me want to sit down on a step, close my eyes, and breathe!

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