Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Pondside



On Saturday, my husband and I visited two gardens that were open to the public as a part of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program. This beautiful garden, called Pondside, was set on the banks of a small river. As the name suggests, there was a small pond on the property, as well as a beautiful terrace garden, a potager, and a lovely poolside pergola.




There were some wonderfully whimsical garden ornaments, in addition to the more classic garden statuary. The potager included roses, catmint and sweet peas, along with lettuces, tomatoes and asparagus. All surrounded, of course, by a very high deer fence. :)


Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net.


68 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I have catmint in my yard & love it! Happy MM!

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  2. Mary this is such a gorgeous place. I especially like the arbor with benches. Beautiful!

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  3. Wow Mary,
    Your mosaics were very much needed today. It's about 96 degrees outside but your pictures made it feel 20 degrees cooler with all the lush greenness. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  4. Beautiful!! I love those cement flower baskets as garden statuary and the benches under the pergola. It is all so wonderful.

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  5. Beautiful gardens you visited Mary. Potager gardens are becoming a trend again and they can be so creative and productive at the same time.
    Judith

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  6. Mary, what a wonderful place to visit. Love the beautiful gardens and photos!

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  7. Beautifully tranquil pictures!!!! Hoping to be on board soon. I miss participating in Mosaic Monday!!! Wishing you well!! Cathy

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  8. What lovely gardens. It would be wonderful to stroll through. Love your photos!

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  9. Mary - I'm #11 and again I see a red x by my name on your list - I wonder what I'm doing wrong?? Your mosaic is so lovely today.

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  10. What a lovely garden you visited. I especially like the contrast of all the lush greenery with the white garden ornaments.

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  11. Oh, Mary...this is just lovely! I would love to wander around in those gardens! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. So pretty. Your photo's are giving us some great inspiration for some new landscaping needed in our own backyard! Beautiful :)

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  13. One of my favorite things to do is to tour gardens. I find it sooo relaxing and enjoyable. The gardens you and hubby visited are gorgeous...as are your photo images.

    Be sure to stop by the cottage and join in on the fun at:

    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/tips-tricks-tuesday-1-hooray-for-spray.html
    &
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY,
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/time-travel-thursday-1-back-to-future.html

    Both parties are going on right now, and Ask the Yankee will be starting Monday, June 7th.

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi Mary! Oh, what a heavenly looking place! Of course your mosaics are gorgeous as always! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. The place is gorgeous! The green surrounding is so refreshing. I love the series of photos.

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  16. Oh Mary this is so beautiful. What a lovely place to visit. I have an x by my name also as Sheila mentioned. Are we doing something wrong?
    QMM

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  17. What a beautiful garden! I love going to other gardens to get ideas for my own garden...wish I had the space to copy that pergola. (Never mind that I already have a pergola!) (;
    Lovely mosaic as always!

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  18. It looks like a refreshing visit, Mary.

    Queenmothermamaw, no the "x" is for you if you're in need of deleting your entry link :)

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  19. Oh my gosh Mary, this is the prettiest mosaic yet!Makes me want to hop on a plane and visit this gorgeous place

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  20. Beautiful gardens at the conservatory. And I love that arbor with the benches. It sure does make you want to sit and take in all the wonderful scenery.

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  21. What a lovely spot to spend an afternoon! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos and for hosting Mosaic Monday each week.
    Hug and blessings,

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  22. Looks as though you might have had a wonderful time....so glad....smiles

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  23. What beautiful gardens. I love the Gazebo and that lovely arbor. Another beautiful mosaic of lovely photographs.
    Karen

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  24. Just beautiful! Looks like a great time, with both beautiful weather and scenery!

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  25. what a beautiful stroll you had. There is nothing like being in the middle of something so beautiful to feel peace and such tranquility. It is even healing....lovley post Mary. Your mosiac is beautiful.

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  26. Oh, Mary, What a wonderful place to spend a few quiet hours. Thank you for taking us along!

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  27. As well as picture perfect I am sure this walk along the pond was relaxing!My most memorable walk along a pond was "MONET'S" in Giverny!!A day I still remember fondly!
    Love your mosaic and thank you Mary for hosting MM!I enjoy meeting all participants!hugs anna

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  28. What inspiration! We had a Garden Tour in Salem Saturday, now I'm really disappointed we didn't visit them; tended our garden instead ;)!

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  29. Oh, that I could create such beauty in my yard! Lovely!

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  30. Wish my gardens looked that good!

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  31. what a gorgeous place - beautiful shots

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  32. Just gorgeous ~ as always :)
    Paula Grace ~

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  33. The gardens look so lovely - I'd love to spend a day there! ::Jill

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  34. Hi Mary
    Pondside looks like a beautiful place to visit! I'd love to sit awhile in that bench and smell the flowers.
    ♥ Pat

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  35. Hi Mary!

    Just beautiful! A place to lose yourself for many hours!

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  36. Are you sure you didn't take those photos in my yard??
    A girl can dream. They're beautiful.
    thanks for hosting.

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  37. What a lovely place! I have always loved seeing a weeping willow leaning over a pond or lake. There is just something so serene about that setting.

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  38. Thanks for your response Mary - now I understand but when I click on my link it takes me to an old post rather than todays. I hope I can figure that puzzle out. In any case, I'll take this opportunity once again to thank you for hosting this really fascinating gathering of women. I am amazed by the creativity, knowledge and beauty found just by clicking on any given blog. Sunshine Always!

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  39. What a beautiful garden - thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us.!! I had hoped to have a mosaic ready for this week, but it did not happen.
    Have a great week.

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  40. Pondside is such a charming name! And what a beautiful garden!

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  41. Hello Mary! What a peaceful garden. Beautiful trees and flowers. I'm joining you for Mosaic Monday too.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  42. Isn't this the funnest time of year to get out?

    Your garden walk is lovely - thanks so much for taking us along.

    It was hot today finally and BAM! we got a fun storm to shoot.

    THanks for your hospitality.

    Hugs
    Claudia

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  43. Very pretty Mary. I am hosting a Giveaway, do drop by for a visit. Take care Anu!!

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  44. Well, of course I love the name of this garden!!

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  45. What a beautiful mosaic and garden! I hope to visit it couple of gardens locally next weekend that will be participating in the same program. Can't wait!

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  46. Beautiful and refreshing to the eyes.
    Happy MMM Mary.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

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  47. The gardens at Pondside are stunning and your photography shows them to their best advantage.
    I could happily while away an afternoon at Pondside.
    Thanks for hosting us all, I'm joining in again after missing a few weeks due to my own garden demanding so much of my time.
    Happy MM
    Maggie

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  48. Hi Mary,
    questo giardino è veramente meraviglioso... sarebbe splendido potervi passeggiare con accanto al proprio uomo :-))
    Buona giornata.

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  49. What a fabulous little corner of the world! I would love to have a garden such as this. You're lucky your DH enjoys going along with you.

    I recently got some photos of Millcreek Park's Rose Garden & can't wait to share them. not this week though...just didn't have the time to play with them yet.
    Thanks for sharing Pondside...it is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  50. Nice garden collage! I'm sharing some sculpture pictures this week.

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  51. What could be more perfect that weeping willows and ponds. I always dream of having both of these one day. My husband's boss does and we have enjoyed them at company picnics over the years.

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  52. Wonderful mosaics and place!
    Happy MM!

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  53. I came your way via "A Bit of Blarney". Hadn't seen your site before - what a feast for the eyes.

    I'm not sure where "Pondside" is, or where you are, but the photos are lovely. Thank you!

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  54. Dear Mary, as an afterthought, I have included my very humble first mosaic, "Memorial Marshmallows". With my camera being so difficult, at the moment, I had a few photos that I wanted to share but, I felt, they just couldn't stand on their own. They're better together anyway, because, they give the overall wash of the jumble of memories from that evening. Mosaics are great!

    I am really enjoying your lovely site and your gracious sharing. It's wonderful!

    Love, Katy Noelle

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  55. Oh Mary your mosaic is lovely and what a nice way for me to start my day by viewing your photos.
    joyce

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  56. What a gorgeous place to visit! Oh, to have a garden so beautiful!

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  57. Absolutely gorgeous Mosaic Mary! I could sit in that garden for hours, drinking in the beauty and calm of it. So green and serene.

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  58. Mary, that pondside is SO peaceful. I could sit and dream awhile.....

    Have a beautiful day!

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  59. That is a stunning place to stroll! So lush and incredibly beautiful!

    I am excited, I'm joining in on your fun today!!

    Nancy

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  60. Mary, Thank you for hosts Mosaic Monday, it has been great fun. Your pond mosaics are fabulous, in fact all your mosaics are fabulous. Have a wonderfull week and take care:)

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  61. Thanks so much for hosting! I always love seeing your lovely pics!

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!!
    Meet Virginia!!!

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  62. Hi Mary, Gosh it's so gorgeous as always! I've missed you and everyone's mosaics! I've been in the hospital again and haven't been able to post for a lil over a month...it's good to be back! I hope that you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  63. Oh, look at you! This is lovely. And a hundred participants. Wow!

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  64. Oh, that arbor has me swooning...so beautiful..
    lovely mosaic...nice.
    blessings,
    glenda

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  65. Visit my lovely country PORTUGAL :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDnkYJ-J27Q

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  66. Oh, that's so pretty! Love those shots.

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