Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hocking House Open House Part #2

This is part two of the Hocking House open house
from last Saturday.
I hope you will enjoy some more of Jean Magdich’s
Art and Gardens.


Just beyond the grape arbor is a pond.
What would a grape arbor be without a purple swing
to set in and look out over the pond.
You also of course have to have a patio under this large
grape arbor..


and it has to have grapes decorating the flagstones .
Jean does beautiful artwork to the flagstones
she makes.



I love her sweet little angels that set around in her
garden beds.



This was one of her new pieces that she had added
since I was there two years ago.
This little bench looks soft with its tasseled pillow top
but it may get a little hard after awhile.


This is the bed below her deck.



I really liked her little Butterflies and the finial looks
like something out of Alice in Wonderland to me.





I also really liked this giant Butterfly she had made.
Much prettier than this glaring picture shows.



This Garden Man was new  and he looks like he
would enjoy visiting Noel in Hawaii.



The Cat Angel was no new but it was fascinating
in amongst the Ostrich Ferns.
It looks like the legendary  Moth Man that was seen
along the Ohio River, minus the red eyes.


Who would not want some of her columns in their






He could come and set below my downspout any day.




Another of her many finials. This one sports some
pretty irises.





No fear of this egret getting the fish in her pond.



A very pretty garden angel.



Would these planters and patio tiles look good in a desert



Zebra Mallow



She makes Flowered Birdbaths or feeders of every
color. They were beautiful!





A sunny loveseat for the garden.





This double blooming lily brightened the shade.


Her cats nap all the time in her garden.




The Green Lady



Leaf Table and Chairs.



These  are  such a beautiful border lilies.



This was a beautiful bed with Hostas, Lilies, Impatiens
Bee Balm, Coneflowers and a Japanese maple.
One of the Ever Bloomers adds to the beauty.



Giant Hosta’s in bloom.


Happy Gardening,


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous garden Lona, thanks for sharing it. I imagine her pieces are quite expensive, yes? That red flower you admired is simply a scabiosa, called Summer Berries. I started them from seed last year, only one tiny plant made it and didn't bloom till this year. But now look at it!

Autumn Belle said...

This is such a beautiful place to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures in Part 1 and 2. The garden art pieces are fabulous and blends in nicely with the flowers and trees. How I wish I have some of them in my garden.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I like her garden angels. The Green Lady is amazing! Thank you SO much for taking all the pictures and showing them to us!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

What beautiful art for the garden, I love the butterfly, of course. But the flowered feeders were so cute and I could use both the tall and short columns in he garden. Great way to elevate any pot. Take care and happy gardening

pogonip said...

I'll bet Bilbo would have felt right at home there. (However I shudder to think of the mischief he might have created.)

leavesnbloom said...


I really enjoyed seeing the Hocking Gardens - such a delight seeing all that art and sculpture in the garden. I've been really behind in reading everyone's posts so I've just finished part 1 aswell. My favourites from part one are her stepping stones and those fabulous all year round bloomers and in part 2 its those gorgeous finials. :) Rosie

Gatsbys Gardens said...

What a talent! You know I like art in the garden. Do I have to travel or is there a website?


Heather Bell said...

Oh my, I want the Green Lady. What a lovely garden and the artist is obviously very talented.

Kudzu said...

what a beautiful garden, full of art and color! that little loveseat/bench is so ME!

T Opdycke said...

Hi Lona...I loved the green lady! What an enchanting place to visit and maybe pick up a piece for the garden. The pretty bench complete with tassled pillow had me imagining that this is what a fairy thone would look like.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

There are so many neat pieces in that garden surrounded by beautiful plants. The angel is my favorite. Are the columns concrete? I love that idea. One could use them for bird baths, pots, art or just as they are!

Antique ART Garden said...

What a great garden tour ! I loved the angels , and one of those benches , such a fun garden...thanks so much ! Gina

Bonnie said...

I love all the garden art especailly the leaf table and chairs.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a great garden. Lovely flowers and those wonderful art pieces everywhere.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I could imagine sitting there as twilight gathers, the deepening shadows softening the branches. A beautiful garden.


Balisha said...

What a wonderful day you must have had. The art pieces and flowers compliment each other so well. Thanks for sharing...Balisha

bennie and patsy said...

Thanks for the tour loved it.

Jim Groble said...

Wonderful. I love adding ornamental architecture to the garden. jim

luisa said...

Hi Lona,beautiful your picture.The angels,butterfly,birdbaths and flagstones!!!.The 2 post (part 1 and 2)are beautiful.Your blog is inspirid me.ADIOS!!!!

Kimberly said...

Hi Lona! Great post! I love all the different views of the garden and art!! I especially like her finials (the Alice in Wonderland one is my fave) and the leaf table and chairs. I'd love to have it! I, too, paint my garden flagstones as well as shells, birdhouses, feeders, etc. My whole family gets involved so it's a fun evening project. Of course, my paintings aren't as pretty as hers, but that's OK. No one is blogging about my painted flagstones either! :)

Anonymous said...

Just delightful, Lona. How gratifying it must be to have such artistic talent. I'm impressed.

Rebecca said...

You've highlighted JUST the things I would have in your photos. I really appreciated quality and well-placed garden art, and this garden has it!

Thank you for taking the time to capture and convey the beauty of this place.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I got so behind on your blog and I'm glad I didn't miss this post. The gardens and her art are just beautiful. I love the flower birdbaths! It looks like it was a nice sunny day when you were there.