House and Garden Porn from a Spring Tour

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Last weekend I returned to my former home town, Takoma Park, MD, for their spring tour and left with one big take-away – that good-looking gardens are easier to achieve when they surround great-looking homes.  And Takoma is known for its gorgeous housing stock of Victorians and bungalows and yes, I miss seeing them.  Curb appeal galore!

Here are my favorite home/garden combinations from the tour.

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Above, notice the little green roof?  And what would you call this architecture?

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Love the huge wrap-around porch.  Below, the rear view.

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Simple woodland garden in front.

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Stone walls and multi-layered decks.

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Typical scene this week in the Mid-Atlantic Azalea Belt.

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This home and garden deserve more than two views.

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Inviting side garden.

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At another stop on the tour, my favorite view is from a bedroom window.

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Another great porch.

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Love the rustic garden furniture.

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My favorite ponds from the tour.
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Above, views of the garden are unobstructed.

10 COMMENTS

  1. My craftsman bungalow makes my garden look really, really good. It came with a porch which I absolutely love.

  2. Thanks for the tour – you have motivated me to get myself on the next available around here.

  3. Great photos. I think the architectural design of the house in question looks to be ‘art-deco’ish. Also I suppose the term ‘garden porn’ is accurate when you consider that flowers are the plants sexual organs.

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