05 May, 2010

"Meanwhile, Back at Filoli . . . "

Greetings all,

Frankly, it's been a kinda cranky day here at the office - nothing in particular has actually gone wrong - but, it's just been a long string of frustrations for most of the day.

So before escaping to my wonderful little home out by the beach - I've been looking through the amazing pictures that my dear friend Lisa took at Filoli Gardens yesterday morning. Lisa and I had a date to tour through the San Francisco Decorator Showcase (We'll continue our tour here in a day or two) yesterday afternoon - and decided to spend the morning exploring the gardens at Filoli. The Filoli Estate is about 20 miles south of San Francisco - I've blogged about the gardens before - but, yesterday was just magical - everything was SO beautiful after weeks and weeks of heavy rain accented by warm sunny days.

So with Lisa's permission, I'm sharing a few of my favourites from her images . . . . .

The White Wisteria climbing the walls in the forecourt of the house.

And purple wisteria near the entrance to the gift shop.

The entrance to the Walled Garden.
Classic. Symmetrical. Lovely.

The Herb Knot Garden.

A spectacular Double Delight Rose.
So lovely. The collection of rose specimens in the gardens is extensive.

The Peppermint Camilia.

The beautiful "Chinese Fringe" Tree.
Highlighted by masses of Foxglove.

And the classic beauty of the "Sunken Garden."

Whew. Headed home. Remarkably calm.



The-Countrypolitan said...

It would be hard to feel cranky while looking at those photos... the gardens are beautiful and it looks to be a picture perfect day there in California!


The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Ohhh I just ADORE the Filoli gardens! When I worked at Tucker & Marks I had the opportunity to attend a lecture there put on my the Institute of Classical Architecture. It was magical. Thanks for sharing these lovely images.

XX katie

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh, I just LOVE purple wisteria ! Beautiful pics.....

tartanscot said...

Terri -

The picture were the perfect antidote to all of today's annoying silliness.


tartanscot said...


I had the great pleasure of caroling during the holidays in the ballroom a few years back - magical!


tartanscot said...

Tammy -

Wisteria is one of my all-time favourites!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Gasp! Swoon! DESIRE!!!

Ahhemm, sure would have been nice if someone would have asked before taking these pictures of my gardens!

A girl can dream...

Karena said...

I adore wisteria, gorgeous gardens!! Thanks Scot!

Art by Karena

Gypsy Purple said...

Absolutely fabulous!!

Beryn hammil said...

Thanks for the preview Scot! I'm going and can't wait to immerse myself in this inspiring garden!

Debbie Richesin said...

Soooo jealous... visited Filoli a few years ago.. I think it is magical.

Pinky said...

Oh this is just magical! So beautiful and GREAT photos! Pinky

Renee Finberg said...

luscious comes to mind after viewing these images.

Jennifer said...

love the pictures...so peaceful. Thanks!

Cristin said...

I love this garden... simply breathtaking.

Your blog is wonderful.


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