I never got around to sharing this beautiful Port St. Joe garden with you, but it is too gorgeous not to, so better late than never. My friend, Vicki, has a friend down there who lives in this house and is an avid master gardener. You will love it!
Driving up to her house, this is what you see, a beautiful fenced courtyard with lots of lush plants inside.
She even has a garden house. Don’t you want a garden house? Me too!
Lush plants were everywhere and it is obvious this lady knows what she is doing.
While we were there, the azaleas were in full bloom and starting to drop their pretty petals in a lovely display below the huge bushes.
Big, full-bloomed pink azaleas, these are the big variety.
Lovely plants were everywhere.
Birdhouses and garden statuary abounded too.
A pretty purple verbena was blooming profusely.
This beautifully patinaed horse weathervane was a focal point worth looking at.
Wonderful sentiments to share in the garden.
She really has a green thumb and knows how to put it all together.
More birdhouses sitting on an old stump.
A bench for sitting and enjoying all this beauty.
A potted kumquat tree. Do you know what these citrus fruits are? My parents grew up in Florida, so I have had kumquats. They are little bitty things.
More of those astonishing azaleas.
So there’s a garden tour for you. I took all these pics just to share, so even though spring has passed, I hope you’ll still enjoy the beauty of a private garden in Florida.
I sure enjoyed taking the tour in person!
janet metzger says
I love azaleas…we always had a yard full when we lived in Texas. I could easily spend many hours relaxing in this beautiful oasis.
Thank you for sharing with me. Have a lovely weekend.
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
Thanks for sharing your tour with us, Rhoda. What a delightful little garden! I do not think I have ever seen so many blossoms on an azalea bush before. Wow!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. A little garden house, my dream!
What a beautiful place. I love the azaleas.
mary beth says
Wow! Nary a weed in sight! I know how much work that is ~ How did you ever pull yourself away from there? What a treasure to be able to see it in person! Thanks for taking us along on the tour.
Very pretty! I love the different sculptures, bird baths, fountains, etc.
Jane H. says
WOW! Inspiring! I love the mix of the plants and the objects included.
Oh my goodness, that garden is beautiful! Has it ever been featured in a magazine? It should be. 🙂
Kelee Katillac says
How I have missed you! Your blog looks great and you are so pretty in that aqua top at the Room Service event.
Hope to be back with a new blog soon.
Valerie @ Chateau A La Mode says
Hi Rhoda, hope you’re doing well. Love houses with beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing.
Gail D. says
Beautiful gardens! I do have a tiny thing tho–kumquat is spelled with a “K,” not a “C.”
Gorgeous pictures and GARDEN!!!! Thanks so much for sharing all this beauty! I would never get tired of seeing people’s gardens. XO, Pinky
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says
We are getting ready to head to Port Saint Joe and Cape San Blas……thanks for the reminder of how amazingly beautiful it is down there…….now I really can’t wait to go!!!!