Sep 5, 2011

~ jan buckingham... an inspired garden

Jan Buckingham is a charismatic woman with a great sense of humor. She is a talented designer in Omaha (visit her website HERE) with many passions including gardening, design, jewelry making, reading and travel. Her garden is talked about throughout Omaha and you will see why... It's like a sanctuary and it doesn't look like it's in Omaha! As I was shooting her home, it felt like a vacation in an exotic land.
As wonderful as her home is, I must start with the garden...
Charm Central!

I mean seriously. Is this magnificent?

Here's a funny side note: Jan thought her garden looked crappy thanks to the intense and extreme heat that beset Omaha for a time.

Apparently, she's got some pretty high expectations. I understand the heat has taken a toll, but I'm still seeing gorgeous... everywhere!

This doesn't even look real.

Postcard material...

I just love that charming archway... so inviting.

Oh man, these were amazing! 

Such a lovely home! Such a spectacular garden!

When I first contacted Jan about photographing her home and garden for my blog, she was confused as to why anyone would want to be a blogger, and why anyone would want to visit a blog. Sounded like a time killer to her... (she's so right about the time!) I tried to explain the pull, but I have found that until a blog is actually visited by a nonbeliever, it is not an easy sell. Days later, I received an email from Jan. She visited my blog, and actually sounded enthusiastic about being included! I love it when people "get it"... Yay for blogging! 
Next, we'll move inside this inspired home to experience Jan's love of travel first hand. Exotic finds from all over the world await you...  objects of beauty and scary masks alike!

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The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous gardens....very enchanted and magical feeling. Especially love the gravel path leading to the well done. Nothing like a gorgeous lush garden, thank you for sharing!!

Acquired Objects said...

Jan’s garden is amazing and I can’t get over all the work that went into it, it’s stunning. I also can’t believe she thought it looked crappy I wish my crappy looked that good. If the outside of Jan’s home is any indication of the inside I’m sitting ringside because the outside is to die for! Thank you to both of you and Jan for this lovely post!

annie said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to see the inside.

Victoria said...

Jan's garden is stunning. I love all the statuary and arbors she has included to make the garden her vision. I cannot wait to see the interiors.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jan, thanks so much for sharing at my party.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Unbelievably gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing :)

Katharine H. said...

Her garden is absolutely fabulous! I also love the architecture of the house. I'm looking forward to seeing the inside; I know it will be just as amazing. Thank you for such an inspiring post!

Heather said...

What a lush, gorgeous garden. I live in the desert and drool over the mounded plants in other parts of the country! Love it!