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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. Hoov says:

    “mid-Atlantic azalea belt”. Good one!

  2. Earl Kepler says:

    Tres ordinaire. The herd moves in unison.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Nina says:

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

  6. Deirdre says:

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

  7. Fred says:

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

  8. John says:

    Wow, great pictures. Lots of great ideas there.

  9. Susan says:

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