This is a photo essay of a garden and a house that has been capturing my eyes since I moved to Edgewood. I finally get to know the owners and have a chance to be there and see it, up close and personal. It’s the Goode’s Garden.
Located in the old downtown Edgewood, Texas, this house is known as “Bennett Joseph Carter” Home, built in 1912, adapting Queen Anne-style. In 2010, it received the Official Historical Medallion from the State of Texas. It is still in great living condition, owned, lived, and loved by the Goode family.
Texas Historical Marker
Wraparound porch with shiplap siding
Wraparound porch supported by doric columns
The ironwork on the gate
The 1912 house
The house has hipped roof with projecting dormer and gable
Follow the Orange Brick Road
There is an open space between the main house and the garage. Almost all year round, that open space is filled with burst of vibrant colors from flowers and there’s a glimpse of brown rocks. I’ve been watching and admiring it for years.
Being there in person, the warm brick walkways will guide one’s vision and way throughout the garden, to the flower beds in front and around the house. Just follow the orange brick road.
The backyard is airy and spacious, yet still a lot of things to enjoy. A swing. Yellow irises, by the vegetable garden. Heirloom rose bush grows against the back fence. Pea blossoms. An outhouse. The azalea by the house.
The sound of birds singing and fighting fill the air. The red-breasted robins catching their dinner. The deafening sound of the train passing by.
The side porch provides the premier seats to enjoy the water-feature garden. Hibiscus. Roses. Dianthus. Viola. Pansies. Azalea. African daisy. Irises and many more. Bees and butterflies. The sound of water fountain.
Finally, there it is. The part of the garden that I have been wanting to see.
All photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com