It makes sense that they would be great people because they raised two of the best sons ever and I was lucky enough to marry one of them!
My MIL has varied interests, but she is really into color, fabric, flowers, and decorating. My FIL worked as a landscaper for the state of TN for years before starting his own business. Now that he is retired, he helps my husband with his landscaping business. He works harder and longer than than all the young guys put together.
You may remember my husband's entries and wins at the Antique and Garden Show posted HERE, HERE, and HERE. The gardens are always a family affair with my in-laws working harder than anyone. At the end of each show, the plants that haven't sold and need a home usually come home and join our family.
My in-laws have a lovely garden of their own. Come with me on a stroll through their beautiful gardens with many of the plants brought home from previous garden shows.
On the way to their home, we drive past Ke$$ha's house just a few houses away. Apparently she's a celebrity.
Moving on to my in-law's house. This is the garden area that greets you as you come down the drive.
This is the view from their awesome back deck. This is one corner of their two level deck that spans the entire length of the house. They have entertained with dinner, music, wedding receptions, etc on this large and spacious deck.
My FIL was on the roof taking some of these shots! This is looking up the drive and there are more hydrageas above the front patio. When my husband and his brother were young, their project for many years was terracing this yard and putting in all those bricks.
Along the way to the secret hydragea garden, there are some unique Hosta plants. I don't know the exact name, but they put up these pods, which then turn bright orange and then they leaf out in the winter.
This is the entry to the secret garden.
The gate weighs about 400 pounds and took six grown men to install. It was purchased at one of the Antique and Garden Shows.
This is the view the greets you as you enter into the garden.
Since my MIL likes her flowers like her people; strong and upright!, she had all the weaker stemmed plants moved above the garden wall.
Another roof shot of the entire garden. They have private access to this area from their bedroom.
I added a Calla Lilly from my garden and put them next to my newest orchid.
Thanks for visiting the secret garden. I will be visiting the following parties: