A Little More Garden Break …


mountain grand view

What an amazing view to paint.


More green, more cool weather and more beautiful gardens to tour. These lush green gardens were also on this year’s Joy Garden Tour here in Cashiers.

These gardens share a theme—relaxing calming shade of green. They all focus on  shades of green sprinkled with whites and grays, shaped boxwood, stone walls and water features by Bob Dews of Cashiers.

Inspiration is just around every corner in these gardens. Enjoy the tour!

large planters

These planters lined the upper patio.


large flower beds

Flower beds gently cover the slopes.


white daisys

I love these little beauties.


stone wall and stairs

Stone walls and stairs—never met one I didn’t love.


small waterfall

This soothing waterfall is beside a patio—I feel calm already.


mountain house.

This charming home has an amazing garden.


mountain entry

Welcome to the mountains.


water fall

Here is another beautiful Bob Dews waterfall just across from the entry.


large garden planter

I love this planter beside the back door.


Boston Ivy coverd wall

The driveway entry is covered with Boston Ivy—I would love to see the Fall color on display.


veggie garden

I love the boxwood edged veggie garden.


creeping thyme

The path is lined with creeping thyme.


Garden tuteurs

We all need a few tuteurs in our gardens.


garden seat and flowers

The last garden featured this charming seating area.


boxwood edged flower beds



boy and frog statue

This little lovely was next to a rushing stream.


black bird statue

The guardian of the rhododendron.


Urn planter

One more idea for your next planter.


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.


August 4, 2017
August 18, 2017



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    Lynn Ziglar

    August 16, 2017

    All beautiful! Love the statue of boy and his frog at a stream….so out of the way natural and wondrous to walk by.

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      August 16, 2017

      Lynn, that statue is in Dean Day Smith’s garden—so charming.

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    August 16, 2017

    Such eye candy Lissy! I so enjoy the tours you share. This is a lovely home and all architectural details make such a difference. Love that Boston ivy covering the porte cochere that look always makes my heart flutter. And I am coveting both of those faux bois planters.

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      August 16, 2017

      Victoria, I too love those planters. We need to find a local man to build them.


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