Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Wonderful Neighborhood Walk Visiting Georgetown



Can I just say that Washington DC is one of the most beautiful garden cities that I have ever visited….outside of the plethora of parks, arboretums and private gardens, there are amazing plant lovers caring for many public and private spaces and grow with so much pride for everyone to enjoy.

I especially enjoyed the many walks I took in some of the most historic neighborhoods including this walk that I took in Georgetown ,which is a beautifully preserve and historic neighborhood.

The homes have such beautiful Character and formal appearances, and even thought the front yards are very small, you see very individual displays of plants, pots, hardscaping and lots of spring color.



Here are some of my favorite front doorways and front yards I enjoyed while exploring Georgetown.




Everyone loves to really take care of their small front yards and adds lots of visual

punch and formality in such small spaces.




Entrances are such important statements and creating a proper and well cared entrance

is a very important part of the homes appearance in this neighborhood.




Beautiful colored doors, ornate stairways and beautiful light fixtures add the

welcome entry and gorgeous detailed work in each home.




Ornate facades are important here and every detail is well thought out.



Lots of whimsy and color can be found walking through this wonderful neighborhood.



Blues and purples draw me into this front doorway, I just love all the detailed work

and the beautiful entry lanterns to this amazing home.


This was such a wonderful walk, I really enjoyed these types of discoveries and seeing how much pride gardeners in each area puts into showing and sharing their homes and gardens in Georgetown.


Curbstone Valley Farm said...

A beautiful walk. I love the clematis that seems to have swallowed the birdhouse in a single gulp!

Anonymous said...

Greetings Noel, I know that I should positively love all of this - such very elegant and stylish entrances and front gardens. It really is true that first impressions count for so much and clearly this is something that the occupants of these beautiful houses are keenly aware of.

Welcome back, Noel. I do hope that you have enjoyed your time away.

Unknown said...

Noel...great pictures. I get to DC quite often for work, but guess I've gotten used to working and hanging out in the hotel. I should clearly get out more. Thanks for the visual adventure. Hope you are having a great time in DC.

Floridagirl said...

That is a lovely and charming area of DC. Love the effect of white and purple clematis snaking up the banisters of the blue house. Have to say my favorite, though, is that ornate staircase. Beautiful!

Ami said...

Enjoyed the walk, thanks! I love those stairway too! It just gave me those formal and historic feeling of the houses, and the different plants/flowers certainly add more color and the life to it as well! Thanks for sharing and welcome back!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Welcome back Noel and I hope your little neice did well in her spellbee.

First impressions really do count. Very Victorian with alittle bit of colonial added.

Ellada said...

Aloha Noel, welcome back.

The entrance of the house are very beautiful, and there have nice decoration.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful entrance ways. They all have what you call "curb appeal".

Surfie said...

What attractive photos! I would love to live in a neighborhood like that. I'm so tired of all the neighborhoods (developments) they build here in Myrtle Beach. A bunch of cookie-cutter houses that all look alike, and are all boring even on their own.

Helen/patientgardener said...

Thanks for sharing, makes me want to go to Washington now. It must have been a marked contrast to Hawaii for you!

walk2write said...

Walking around in a city is the best way to see it. You notice all of the intimate details that might otherwise be missed. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

Sylvana said...

These truly are gorgeous entry ways. I have to replace my front steps this summer, and you have left me with a few new ideas :)

Teresa O said...

Greetings from northwest Ohio via Elephant's Eye. Isn't it amazing how quickly we can travel? What a beautiful blog. Loved the Georgetown entry ways. Your photographs created welcoming vignettes, a feast for the eyes.

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