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House and Garden Porn from a Spring Tour

Last weekend I returned to my former home town, Takoma Park, MD, for their spring tour and left with one big take-away – that good-looking gardens are easier to achieve when they surround great-looking homes.  And Takoma is known for its gorgeous housing stock of Victorians and bungalows and yes, I miss seeing them.  Curb appeal galore!

Here are my favorite home/garden combinations from the tour.

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Above, notice the little green roof?  And what would you call this architecture?

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Love the huge wrap-around porch.  Below, the rear view.

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Simple woodland garden in front.

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Stone walls and multi-layered decks.

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Typical scene this week in the Mid-Atlantic Azalea Belt.

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This home and garden deserve more than two views.

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Inviting side garden.

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At another stop on the tour, my favorite view is from a bedroom window.

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Another great porch.

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Love the rustic garden furniture.

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My favorite ponds from the tour.
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Above, views of the garden are unobstructed.

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:07 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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10 Responses to “House and Garden Porn from a Spring Tour”

  1. Susan says:

    House and garden porn, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. John says:

    Wow, great pictures. Lots of great ideas there.

  3. Fred says:

    Are those prayer flags or laundry on the back porch of #3?

  4. Deirdre says:

    My craftsman bungalow makes my garden look really, really good. It came with a porch which I absolutely love.

  5. Nina says:

    Thanks for the tour – you have motivated me to get myself on the next available around here.

  6. Brooke Evans says:

    Great photos. I think the architectural design of the house in question looks to be ‘art-deco’ish. Also I suppose the term ‘garden porn’ is accurate when you consider that flowers are the plants sexual organs.

  7. Smashing pics! Out of my league, but smashing all the same. I’m quite smitten.

    Colored roof! Bring it. Gimme a red roof any day.

  8. Earl Kepler says:

    Tres ordinaire. The herd moves in unison.

  9. Hoov says:

    “mid-Atlantic azalea belt”. Good one!

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