My visit to Oakton was in the middle of the winter, so Michelle gave me permission to use some of her beautiful springtime and summer photos found on her website.
Saved seeds from plants, some which have grown on the property for decades - perhaps like the
Michelle has a work area just off the garden where she creates
fabulous wreaths and tabletop arrangements.
The large lawn is perfect for grand events. Tents strung with thousand of twinkling lights make this area magical for all who are lucky enough to attend.
Here's the beautiful back wing of the house in the winter, but look at it in the . . .
Hand made gates and twig archways can be found throughout the property.
This is the rose trellis beneath the kitchen window.
I would love to see it loaded with roses!
Here is an early summer shot of the vegetable garden.
With tulips growing beneath the apple blossoms, the orchard is a favorite place to string tiny white lights, set up tables with candles and throw a small soiree'.
Here is one of Michelle's many lush and all natural arrangements. People flock to her classes to learn her style and create something just as nice for their own home.
Michelle's design skills are known throughout the entire Atlanta area and
brides book her months ahead of time to assist with their weddings.
The barn is one of the original structures of the historical homesite.
Will keeps his tools busy creating garden rails, trellises and these . . .
signature Oakton acorn cutting boards. These boards are in the process of being finished and are made from renewable oak on the property.
Inside the barn is a peaceful chapel built by Will's Grandfather.
And no, that isn't a Civil War ghost in the photo. It's just a . . .
I don't know! What is it?
The upstairs of the barn is used as Will's landscape office headquarters. He assists homeowners with plans for their own outdoor oasis - no matter how small or large.
This beautiful oak desk is massive. I don't know how many years (centuries?) it has been up in the loft, but I'm glad I didn't have to help move it.
I stopped in my tracks (wearing my new red Bass Weejun Loafers I got for Christmas!) when I saw a garden of heart shaped rocks.
Here are some of the heirloom seed packets Michelle harvests every year.
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