June Blooms

Hope all of you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! As summer is upon us, so is my concern for my little garden. As you all will know soon enough, the latter half of the summer will not have me staying in one place for too long. That said, there is a sadness to leave my orchids and my potted plants into the hands of others (and only on occasion). While some people may find tending to a garden a tedious task, I find it therapeutic and rewarding. Renown jewelry designer, Elizabeth Locke, feels the same way.

Not too long ago she shared her greenhouse and English-style garden with One Kings Lane. She mentions how she loved to check on the growth of her plants at any time of day. There is a thrill to gardening that is easy to ignore or to put off on someone else. I can’t help but love her use of beautiful boxwood, as well as her substantial taste in timeless design (jewelry and all).

For more of inside the house see my previous post here:  http://www.thepottedboxwood.com/lockes-of-love/

“A boxwood’s about the most satisfactory bush you could possibly plant—it will grow anywhere, transplant with ease, and you only need to clip about twice a season.”

— Elizabeth Locke via One Kings Lane

Well, I couldn’t agree more!

Photos via One Kings Lane

Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda 4

Stunning. I really couldn’t love this Virginia estate more.

Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda 3

Beautiful painted hardwood and green chiavari chairs. Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda 2

The only color you need is boxwood green.  Perfect lines of pattern.Elizabeth Locke Gardens via Veranda

What a greenhouse!