A Drone’s-Eye View Of My Garden

– Posted in: New House, New Gardens

My son has a drone camera and captured these images of our home and landscape in January. It’s always nice to get a different view of the garden. I’ve numbered various features of note and linked to blog posts where I discuss them in more detail. Sometimes the entire post is about that feature, and sometimes you have to read through the post to find where I discuss it. If, like me, you are waiting for the snow to melt, here’s a way to pass some time. Hope you enjoy it! Note: click on the image to get a larger image.

view of my house from the air
This is the most zoomed-out view
This is slightly closer and rotated 90 degrees.
Kathy Purdy's garden
This is a crop of the previous image, so you can get a closer look at the garden beds.

If you don’t want to click on all those links, there’s a tour of the gardens post here that covers most of the areas.

  1. House
  2. Carriage barn
  3. Garden shed
  4. Chicken coop
  5. Bird Sanctuary
  6. Ash tree
  7. Vegetable garden
  8. Potager/Cutting Garden
  9. Slope Garden
  10. Damp Meadow
  11. Sundial
  12. Back creek
  13. Glen Brook (aka the side creek)
  14. Waterfall
  15. Roadside beds Daffodils 1, Daffodils 2, Daffodils 3, Sundrops
  16. Secret Garden
  17. Wild Apple Woods
  18. Cabin Fever Bed Cabin Fever Bed 2, Blooms
  19. Front Walk
  20. Wellhead Bed
  21. Front Garden Amending Beds, Heirloom Iris, Garden Tour
  22. Parking Pad/Fern Alley
  23. Herb Garden
  24. West Deck
  25. Deck Alcove
  26. North Deck
  27. Rose Purgatory

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Linda Brazill March 1, 2022, 2:39 pm

This is a great way to get a real sense of your property. Looked at some of the older posts where comments are closed. Loved your reference to Julie Moir Messervy as her book and ideas were big guides when we designed our garden.

Kathy Purdy March 1, 2022, 3:56 pm

Yes, comments are automatically closed on older posts because they tend to fill up with spam. I assume you are referring to this post. I also reviewed Home Outside.

Donna Donabella February 28, 2022, 1:58 pm

What a wonderful view of your expansive oasis there!

Kathy Purdy February 28, 2022, 7:21 pm


Patricia Evans February 28, 2022, 12:17 pm

I was beginning to think you had stopped blogging. So good to hear from you. I plan to go back and check out some of the links. So ready for winter to be over.
Pat in Avon, NY

Robin Ruff Leja February 27, 2022, 8:57 pm

What fun! I would love to see an aerial view of my garden. Yours looks lovely in the snow, which is kind of the point in a Cold Climate Garden.

Kathy Purdy February 27, 2022, 9:54 pm

Most gardens look good with a dusting of snow, and all gardens should look good in every season–they just have to accomplish that goal in different ways. An aerial view certainly helps you see how the different areas relate to each other.

Judy February 27, 2022, 6:17 pm

Could your lovely coral Iris be Beverly Sills? Mine is big and blows and sometimes reblooms.

Kathy Purdy February 27, 2022, 9:53 pm

Thank you, Judy, for checking out some of the links. For other readers not keeping up, the iris you are talking about is in the West Deck. I have seen ‘Beverly Sills’ in many catalogs but have never seen it blooming in a garden. The previous owners seemed to get their plants from readily available sources and ‘Beverly Sills’ is pretty common. I will have to search out Beverly Sills. Maybe I will even buy a plant to compare! Thank you for giving me a lead to follow up on.

commonweeder February 27, 2022, 4:01 pm

What a great system. I was showing the changes in the weather in my garden, but it was not so beautifully, completely and fully displayed. You never stop teaching me.

Kathy Purdy February 27, 2022, 9:49 pm

Well, if my son hadn’t gifted himself a drone, I wouldn’t have those photos to start with. I’m glad you find inspiration here, Pat!