garden tour of my in-laws’ home in germany

Yep, I’m still suffering from jet-lag and cannot quite get on a schedule during our visit to Germany.  Adjusting to a 9 hour time difference is kicking my “Po Po.”  So I thought I’d share a few pictures of my mother-in-law’s garden with you.  Here is where I left off the other day…

germany house_view to garden

This is the view into my mother-in-law’s garden from her sun room.   Once you open the sliding doors, you step into a perfectly manicured garden full of lush green shrubs, precisely trimmed hedges and thoughtfully placed decorations.  In other words…the woman can garden!  I will let these snapshots speak for themselves.

germany house_garden2

germany house_orb

germany house_hedge

I wasn’t joking when I said the hedges are precisely trimmed.

germany house_garden

The pictures are a bit blown-out, but all I wanted was to be outside the other day.  It was a perfect Spring day, plus I had the house all to myself.

germany house_garden decor

I swear I could not find ONE weed!  Frustrating.

germany house_garden bushes

germany house_flowers

germany house_rooftop

Looking at the clay tile roofs always reminds me when I lived in Las Vegas.  Clay tiles and concrete are typical choices for roofs in Germany.

germany house_vines

germany house_vines and shrubs

I just love this and think the idea is genius.  She secured several decorative plant hooks to the house, tied sisal rope around each then wound her vines around the rope to create a natural looking trellis.  Once in full bloom, the vines cascade down the side of the house.

germany house_pathway

germany house_perfect fence

germany house_daffodils

germany house_distressed crate

germany house_garden view

Gorgeous, isn’t it?  It makes me want to rip everything out of my own backyard and start all over.


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3 Responses to garden tour of my in-laws’ home in germany

  1. Angela Wilson says:

    As a retired horticulture teacher I always enjoy looking at the gardens. They are very nice and attractive. I like how she incorporated the metal art and into her garden and tucked a few oddities here and there. This adds a personal touch. Thanks for sharing. Angela

  2. Mom says:

    All I can say is WOW. I could definitely use Renate’s expertise in trying to make something out of our “country” landscape. After this very long winter, it was so nice to see such a green and beautiful garden. I love you tons and tons – xoxoxoxoxo MOM

  3. So beautiful. I’m thinking–garden party!

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