Farmington Neighbor’s Garden

Today I’m re-cycling a post from 2016. I had visited my sister as I often do in August. This particular garden was just too lovely not to share again. I’ve made a new collage I hope you like.



I’ve been enjoying my stay with my family here in Michigan. Florida is so hot and humid during the summer; coming north in late August provides a needed break.  I love the town of Farmington with its small town feel in the midst of a large metropolitan area.  Driving around is always so pleasant with a background  of older homes, a historical district, and larger more modern homes. Everything is so lush and green.






Today I wanted to share one neighbor’s garden. I think the home landscaping is charming and couldn’t resist taking photos. It reminds me of spring.  In Florida, begonias can have a short life unless you have a shady yard and water profusely.





There are two half circle flowers beds on the front of the house bordering the walk. Both have a border of  begonias.  The larger flower bed on the right has a blooming tree  and bushes and mixed colors of begonias.  I love the little white rabbit statue, too. In the back next to the house are flowering hostas.








Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful day!












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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

47 thoughts to “Farmington Neighbor’s Garden”

    1. I visit my sister every year. It’s beautiful in the spring and summer but I can’t handle the winters.

  1. That is a beautiful garden … We feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy Florida during the “good season and the same for Oregon. As long as we are healthy enough to continue the journeys back and forth, it is perfect for us!

    1. Oh, I know. I don’t drive up to Michigan now. I fly. The two day trip is too hard alone now. I did it for years and kind of miss the drive. Growing up in Tennessee, I always enjoyed driving 75 thru Chattanooga, Knoxville, the Smokies.

    1. Yes – hydrangeas in white are kind of late summer. Blues and pink are more spring. I just think of begonias as more spring for Florida. They just don’t last long for me with my full sun yard.

  2. Hi Carol, What a beautiful garden. It has such great curb appeal. I’d have to take pics too! Enjoy you stay in Michigan!Thanks for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Tweeted, Shared, Stumbled

  3. Love those flowers! You are lucky to miss the storms and heat/humidity. We normally spend most of the summer at our second home in Illinois, but our schedule was disrupted and we have been here in south Florida for the past two months.Really look forward to returning for early autumn, but agree with you that you can’t beat the Florida winters!

    1. I’m looking forward to November thru April; it’s my favorite time of year in Florida. Enjoy Illinois’ fall but don’t forget to return to the beauty you posted this morning.

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