Let Your Home and Garden be a Glorious Sanctuary of Beauty and Peace

Welcome to Glorious Home & Garden, a website dedicated to making your garden more beautiful throughout the year! This site is about gardening . . . and about beauty.

I feel strongly that good design does not end at the threshold, that the garden is an extension of the home, and that we should place as much emphasis on our immediate exteriors as our interiors.

"Creating gardens is the highest expression of living a good life."  - Francis Bacon

Just what is a “glorious” home or garden? To me it means a home that is well-designed, well thought out, comfortable, hospitable, adaptable, and beautiful. Mostly, it is one you love to be in and long to come home to, that envelops you in safety, serenity and beauty, and gives you a refuge from the stress of modern day living. 

Our homes are the only places where we have complete control, so let's make them completely our own.

Let's explore in these pages how to use nature to the best effect in our exterior spaces to express our personal vision, to create a beautiful, individual, glorious, garden for our personal enjoyment and gratification. The choices among trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, annuals and more, for color, scent, texture, size and use are almost limitless.  The reason for organizing the website based on the seasons is to show that there are exceptional plants to choose in every season no matter what effect you are aiming for.  Everyone won’t love everything—but that’s the beauty of it—they choices you make will reflect your personal taste and vision, and will be the purest expression of you.  

The Spring Garden

Your garden can be your own private paradise!  Select your favorites for a springtime full of color, scent and beauty.

The Summer Garden

The garden in summer  is a time of bounty and beauty.  Select your favorites for for a joyful summer of color and fragrance.

The Autumn Garden

Make your fall garden as lovely as your spring garden by choosing special trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs for fall color.

The Winter Garden

The garden in winter is a glorious time of year. Your winter garden can be special with the right plant choices.

Plant of the Month

Camellia vernalis 'Star Above Star'