Posts Tagged ‘country garden’

Dream Garden Must-Haves

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.

A Multi-Pergola Walkway

The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesBrowse farmhouse landscape ideas

A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)

Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.

Photo by Wasson NurserySearch farmhouse landscape pictures

A Shed for Storage

Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.

Photo by Look for farmhouse shed pictures

A Dining Space

For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.

Photo by Colin Cadle PhotographySearch farmhouse patio pictures

A Place to Sit and Rest

This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!

Photo by Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)More eclectic landscape ideas
Photo by Bertrand Landscape DesignBrowse shabby-chic style landscape photos

Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)

Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesDiscover farmhouse landscape design ideas

What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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Garden Month Idea Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

April is Garden Month, which in Maine means snow is less likely to fall than it is in March (we’re expecting a few inches this weekend!). To celebrate the month of the garden, we’ve created an idea board featuring some decorative decor and functional accents for complementing your beautiful flowers and plants. Take a look below, and let us know what you’re adding to your garden this year.

Garden Month Idea Board

1. Teak Steamer Chair | 2. Iron Birdbath | 3. Red Compost Keeper4. Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much Engraved Stone | 5. Rusted Moose Garden Stake | 6. Welcome Garden Sign | 7. Basil Herb Marker

See our entire selection of outdoor decor on our website, and for more country garden inspiration, click here.

Happy Garden Month!

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~New Framed Art For Spring

Friday, February 24th, 2012

With the mark of our Annual Spring Sale beginning today, we would like to feature a couple ways to welcome in the season just right. Spring is only about 3 weeks away and as we hopefully prepare for warmer weather up here in the north east, switching up your wall decor is a good way to start. Two new prints for the Spring 2012 Catalog are pictured below and proudly made here in the USA.


April Showers Bring May Flowers

Seen here to the left is our April Print by artist Ned Young. A breathtaking spring renewal landscape of a country farm house is set against a blue sky on an early day in spring. A budding cherry blossom tree in the foreground, an old farm house and the contrasting bright green grass are painted in exquisite detail. A lovely sage green, double mat border frames the image wonderfully. Did you know 3,000 cherry blossom trees were first planted in 1912 as a gift from the mayor of Tokyo, in motivation to strengthen ties between America and Japan? The very same year the Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Washington D.C. and every year since then in accordance with the blooming of these beautiful trees; which typically peaks as early as mid march through mid April.

Ned Young is a self taught artist who lives in Northern Utah with his wife Melanie and three children. Becoming famous for his attention to detail and use of color; allowing viewers to feel as though they have actually visited or experienced the scene in painting.

A Peaceful Country Garden

The next new print offered at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop this spring, is our Cottage Print by artist Fred Swan. An amazingly realistic scene is captured amongst a blooming spring garden. The warm sun shines on the stone walkway while a sleeping kitty lounges on the porch. Look closely to appreciate further details accomplished through shading and the reflections captured in the windows. There’s even a friendly red robin ready to greet you on the white picket fence and a bold blue jay standing by on a tall birdhouse.  Did you know that bluebirds don’t actually have any blue pigment to their feathers? A thin layer of cells on their feathers absorbs every color wavelength except for blue; thus reflecting in our eyes the appearance of blue. Welcome spring into your home with our lovely Cottage Print.

You may be familiar with Fred Swan’s winter themed prints, like the December Night Print or Night Run Fox Print we carried this past holiday season and this Vermont Artist definitely does not fall short when painting other seasons. Another self taught artist who has work displayed in numerous private and corporate collections, like Johnson and Johnson, the estate of Malcolm Forbes and the Vermont Council of the Arts; just to name a few.


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