A Garden Tour & A Love Story

Hi all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Last week I shared with you a beautiful home tour. If you missed it, you can catch up here. Today I’m sharing the amazing yard and gardens from that home.

When Cindy and Gary first bought the property, it was full of trees and uneven. But they had a vision. They removed many of the trees, and replaced them with plants, trees and shrubs. Gary worked for a large building company and they were able to get much of the landscaping  from the “hospital” section at Gary’s job.

When you step out of the walk out basement, you find yourself on the covered patio.

Porch Swing

lower patio

framed garden view

This retaining wall holds a fish pond full of large koi. Gary reused rock that was going to be thrown away at one of his job sites to build this wall, as well as the others you see around the yard.

Garden Tour

coy pond

garden decor

Garden path

Many of the trees and shrubs around the yard are passed down from family members. The irises, honeysuckle, and Rose of Sharon shrub are from Cindy’s grandmother. There are also Plum trees from Cindy’s grandfather and a rose-bush from Cindy’s great-grandmother.

garden arbor

Bird Bath

There is something to see along each and every winding path.


This is another fish pond in front of the gazebo.

fountain view

view of house from yard

view from gazebo

Back Yard

Cindy joked that the “garden house” was born from her request for a potting shed. They built this garden house together.

Path to Potting Shed

Potting Shed

The garden outside the potting shed was originally a vegetable garden. But as the trees grew they created a canopy of shade, so the vegetables weren’t getting enough sunlight. Gary then redesigned it by raising the beds for herbs and flowers. At this time he also added the pavers and the fence to keep deer out.

potting shed garden

another garden view

Here is a peek inside the garden house.

Inside the Potting Shed

The antique sewing table and washboard belonged to Cindy’s grandmother.

Antique Sewing Table
inside the garden house

The light fixture that hangs in the potting shed came from Cindy’s grandfather’s house.

antique chandelier

The gazebo was designed and built by Gary and this is where Cindy and Gary were married.

yard view

This path leads to the upper deck.

Back Stairs

Some views from the upper deck.

Expansive Yard
view from above

garden paths


Gary and Cindy

Cindy and Gary put a lot of themselves into their home and garden, which is what really makes this home so special. It was a “labor of love” 20 years in the making to create what Cindy calls their  “little piece of Heaven”. Thanks again to Cindy for sharing her garden tour with us!







  1. Their house is amazing but I am so in love with that garden and potting shed ( doesn’t seem right to call it a shed !!) They have done an fantastic job.

  2. What a wonderful back yard, absolutely a gorgeous retreat, and that
    garden house is adorable. How blessed you are………..

    Blessings Galore,

  3. What a beauty they created together! Looks like a great place to sit and read a good book. Thanks for linking up with Home Matters Linky Party!

  4. Wow, such a beautiful garden! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY…

  5. I dream of creating a garden like that. There is nothing more peaceful than seeing that in the backyard. Thanks so much for sharing their space with us!

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