Visiting Beatrix & Michel

Visiting Beatrix & Michel

Today I abduct you to Beatrix and Michel in a small, tranquil Thurgau village. The home of Bea was surrounded by a large, original fruit and vegetable garden. When she and her life partner Michel took over the house built in 1920 after the death of Bea’s parents, it only had to be woken up by the slumber.

The house was completely renovated, inside high-quality materials were used, the old and new stylishly connect.The refined color concept in warm, muted colors, which Bea has come up with, makes the rooms appear harmonious and comfortable.

Visiting Beatrix & Michel

The parental garden is associated with many childhood memories.As a child Beatrix often helped her father with petting, potting or planting.Crunchy apples or cherries picked fresh from the tree picked directly into the mouth, the cases of old, gnarled fruit trees was therefore out of the question. zwar ein neues Gesicht , die Grundstruktur des dreieckigen Grundstücks blieb jedoch erhalten.Although the garden got a new face through a balcony with an outside staircase, a new seat, ashlars and pebble paths, the basic structure of the triangular property was preserved.

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Gentle transformation

Bea’s father, himself a passionate gardener, would have been happy to see how the two of them had awakened the aged garden from its slumber. The triangular shape of the approximately 1085m² plot is divided into three areas. The orchard (10) with old trees, the newly built residential garden (4) with seating and with direct exit from the kitchen (5), as well as the southern garden area (8), which has kept its original use as a decorative garden. The vegetable cultivation was abandoned, but now blooms a variety of fragrant roses, lavender, spider flowers and phlox. The shaded area is animated by pot hydrangeas and other shadow shrubs, which make a picturesque contrast to the cream-colored house with its blue shutters.

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To the southwest (7), the garden adjoins the village road.The border is lined with half-high and low shrubs, one-year fills in the gaps.On the wall of the house is a lavender-lined gravel path with a recessed seat.The red Hochstammrosen were a gift to their parents and are already 15 years old.On the northwest side of the house is the seat (4).Via balcony (5), the mezzanine kitchen has direct access to the garden.Landwirtschaftszone an das Grundstück.Behind the old shed (9) is the orchard (10) To the south and northeast borders the unobstructableagriculturalzoneto the property.

Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel

darunter findet die Lounge-Garnitur Platz. The new glazed balcony (5) provides access from the kitchen to the outside seating area ,below which the lounge suite can be accommodated.bepflanzt, was eine halboffene Grenzgestaltung möglich macht und dem Garten zusätzliche Weite verschafft.The neighborly gardens are also lushlyplanted, which makes a semi-open border design possible andgivesthe garden extraspace.

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Cat Moritz is the master of the garden, meadows and fields and enjoys his refuge.

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The giant ornamental balls float above the pastel-colored bed.

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel
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Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel

The new balcony in the light of the evening sun

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Beatrix loves to design plants

Roses and hydrangeas are clearly among their favorites

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel

The Aesthetic Ring of Fire was a present on Michel’s 50th birthday. Hardly enthusiastic

of design and function, we fried our food on the hot ring.

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel

On the southwest side of the house (7) a lavender-lined gravel path leads past.

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel

The driveway and the house entrance are on the northeast side of the house. The panoramic window at the staircase lets the view from the living room wander freely into the wide, undeveloped landscape and enjoy morning sunrises.

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The big walnut tree offers welcome shade in summer and a big harvest every year.

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At the staircase, Bea has housed a part of her hydrangea collection, flanking the house in pots, in the newly created raised bed by the concrete wall flourish more shadow shrubs.

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel
Visiting Beatrix & Michel  Visiting Beatrix & Michel

The shed also serves the cat as ‘Villa Moritz’.

So he can watch everything exactly what is going on in the garden.

Visiting Beatrix & Michel

In addition to the accommodation of gardening tools, the old shed (9) Bea’s father also used to grow his vegetable and ornamental plants.Thanks to the many windows, today it is mainly used for the wintering of potted plants and garden furniture.

Visiting Beatrix & Michel

Bea’s favorite shadow cookie always comes in the evening
still enjoying the last rays of sunshine.

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The old wood paneling of the shed bears witness to the charm of bygone years.
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Bea likes to combine her perennial beds with annual flowering plants,

their seeds are usually sprinkled directly into the beds.

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Perennial perennials such as the magnificent candle ‘gaura lindheimeri’ and the tall perennial phlox
delight in their delicate colors as well as ….

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… the blue of the cornflowers and bluebells that roam the garden.

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..or the imposing thimbles that tower high above the flower beds.

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Thank you for the sociable summer evening with you, dear Bea and Michel!

Carmen

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Visiting Beatrix & Michel

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