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Monday, April 26, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" Number 17 part b


Welcome back to part b of Mondays Make Me Happy posting. I have a few more garden photo's to share with you. This is the view part way up the driveway of "Sierra Verde" The shadows and shade provided by the trees is entrancing. Lots of deciduous trees like amber's ashes swamp cypress and evergreen trees are placed around the property.
I would love to take a dip in the pool. Can you imagine laying back here having a swim surrounded by all that greenery and privacy.

This photo shows a waterfall that flows from the pool. Water slides down the grey part of the wall and is recycled back into the pool. It was just stunning and very relaxing.
You can see to the right of the picture some rock retaining walls. There were several beds retained by this and a stunning set of steps to the main entrance.

This old barrow caught our eye in the driveway. I have know idea what its original job was but I am sure it got a work out.
After Ian and I finished our walk around the garden we decided it was lunch time. A look around Kalamunda didn't find what we were looking for so it was decided to go to the best place in the world!!!! We drove to Bickley to have lunch at Melville Rose Nursery.
This place has the best atmosphere and it was extremely busy being a beautiful Autumn day. Yes I did manage to purchase a few new rose bushes. More about them on another posting.After this we still had time to visit another nursery that has an open day about three times a year.

Thus we landed at Whistlepipe Gardens. This place has an amazing amount of plants in tube stock and bigger pots. I purchased a salvia that I was interested in getting. The photo above shows just part of the collection of Clematis that is for sale. Have a look at the gutter of the home,you can see what takes priority here. I hadn't been to Whistlepipe for a couple of years and the garden had grown so much. Last time the owner had recently re-done some of the garden. The difference was astounding. On leaving Whistlepipe we discovered a new garden centre we hadn't been to before. Yes I did make one purchase. A purple potato creeper. Then it was onto Bunnings and Better Pets and Gardens for a few more plants . Then onto home for tea kindly provided by Lucy. Thanks Lucy. So that was our day out in Kalamunda. We both loved our day out in lovely places plus the scenery is just beautiful throughout the hills area and we loved it even more because there was green in the paddocks. I would love a bit of rain, they keep on saying it is coming!!! Please click on the the photo's to get a better look at them and the link to the rose nursery.
Happy Monday.
Bev C


Maria said...

Just WOW Bev. What a beautiful place. Yes the pool is very inviting.

Yes we could do with rain as well.

Simone de Klerk said...

A great place to be. And I would have loved to take a swim!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Bev - so lush and green - I bet you feel so refreshed after such a wonderful trip.

Shell x

Sue said...

That is one gorgeous garden. I used to live not 10 mins away and loved that road too. Trouble is I got disheartened instead of inspired. My gutters look just like those at Whistlepipe!

Pauline said...

Lovely photos from a lovely day out, Bev. So many beautiful places around you!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks for the walk around the garden Bev...and that pool looks like I could just dip into it...Dzintra♥x

Mitzi Curi said...

Thanks for the lovely little tour of such beautiful scenery. Things are just blooming here in Michigan...the leaves are just opening on the trees.

Andrea said...

Thanks for the garden tour Bev, the pool looks so inviting.
Thanks for visiting our Buderim Patchwork blog, hope you enjoyed your it.
- Andrea

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful place. I enjoy going on little outings. You have a very sweet Daughter. : )

Have a wonderful day.

Mylene said...

A beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I hope you are having a wonderful week.