From the time I arrived at this garden, I knew I was in for a treat. This garden is full of special touches that reflect Barb Chaput's unique character. It quickly became apparent that she was a world traveller, an artist and that she had a fantastic imagination. I was looking forward to meeting her.
Art in the garden
by Barb Chaput
"My garden is like art to me. I love the beautiful greens in the cool shade and dappled sunlight. It is a pleasant place to just sit, relax and enjoy its whimsical and serene nature. This year my garden has a black and white section (even the flowers are black or white), making a very different serene effect against the rest of the garden which is very colourful and Picasso-like. This bright part is different and has unusual items and my artworks waiting to be discovered."
When I arrived at this garden one of the first things I saw was this vibrant green wicker buggy, I knew the fun was just beginning.
The Front Entry
The front door was so welcoming - it transported you into your imagination. I would have enjoyed sitting in the cool shade but I had a job to do and so I headed around back...
Before getting there I came upon this whimsical giant tube of marigold paint - anyone who would go to these lengths... well, they just had to be interesting indeed.
Do you have on of those yards with a narrow walk to your back garden? Wondering what to do in that shady area where nothing grows? Just turn your fence into an outdoor gallery!
The Fence Gallery
It transports you to places far away.
The delphiniums were lovely and so welcoming to the birds.
You can spend a lot of time enjoying all the special places Barb has created in her garden. I enjoyed this view from her deck and could imagine visiting with friends here.
Or her fresh cut flower stand.
You wouldn't want to miss one of her many places to sit and smell the flowers like the black and white section with the "Dog Gone Book Nook". Inspiration can come from the darnest places and this one was rather cute. When the Chaput's took ownership of the property there was a dog kennel on this spot. Barb and her husband had no need of a kennel and since the dog was gone the space became a book nook - hence the "Dog Gone Book Nook".
I'm not sure if I've ever seen so many "special touches" in a garden. It has inspired me to share more of the things I love in my garden.