Versailles in the garden

Posted June 25, 2011 by Christina

The gardens at Versailles were so expansive and amazing.  I cannot even imagine the creative minds that it took to make such a beautiful statement.  I plan on spending a little time tending the gardens this weekend here at home.

What about you?  What are you up to this weekend?

images by christina for greige



I hope you’re able to install that terrace from an earlier post and add these old fashioned English garden roses…it would look so divine…
have a great weekend..

Fri Oct 17 14:51:09 2014


very preety pics.,this w/end i will continue working on a pattern,xo

Fri Oct 17 14:51:09 2014

The enchanted home

I wish I had a garden to work in but alas when we move that is high on my list! Cannot wait……love those pictures above….that house is utterly dreamy!!

Fri Oct 17 14:51:08 2014


Always amazes me how such beauty and incredible scent can come out of a few canes.

You’ll also find me in the garden after a family wedding.

Fri Oct 17 14:51:08 2014


Bonjour Christina,
J’adore ton blog!
Cette maison et ces fleurs sont extraordinaires!
J’adore la déco et j’apprécie l’élégance de l’endroit!
Merci pour ces belles photos!

Fri Oct 17 14:51:08 2014

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio

Working in the garden also. When I visit Versailles last year it was early spring and a cold rainy day, but the gardens were still beautiful.

Fri Oct 17 14:51:08 2014


Amazing!! What a beautiful post!
I found your blog only today and I love it!
Your photos are lovely and the rose window that surrounds so much charm!

Fri Oct 17 14:51:07 2014

Cindy Albert

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Fri Oct 17 14:51:07 2014

Sharon (Roses and Rust)

What a beautiful shade of pink this rose is! Just lovely. x Sharon

Fri Oct 17 14:51:07 2014


What a terribly gorgeous rose. I love the summer time for those flowers.

Fri Oct 17 14:51:07 2014

Blue Fruit

I am sitting here in my daggy gardening outfit, with one foot out the door, to spend a delicious morning pottering in my garden too.

What is that heavenly rose? A bourbon of sorts? It’s rose pruning time for me, so also a good chance to sneak some new plants in if I can hide them from my husband. He hates rose bushes (having come to grief on a thorny variety when a child) so I have to get very very sneaky. But those old fashioned varieties, with a heady scent….oh they makes my knees wobble.

Fri Oct 17 14:51:07 2014

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