Don’t you love it when a friend (who also loves gardening) calls you up and says that she saw in the paper that there is a garden tour about an hour from here. Do you want to go?
Whoa. Back up the bus and let me get on!!! And so it was that we made the sacrifice to love the hubs – ok that’s funny. I actually wrote “love the hubs”. ROFLOL! I meant to say, “leave the hubs” at home and go enjoy ourselves. Listen, if we don’t do it, maybe NOBODY will? Think about it.
So I said to myself, self – why don’t you share some of the wonderful photos of the tour? Think you can stand it? Here goes:
House #1 was in town. This lady did a lot with potted plants but her landscaped gardens were also wonderful.
Ready for a cup of tea? Inside a cool rusty metal gazebo.
Same home – a front corner of her yard with another sitting spot.
House #2 was also in town. This arbor was built using 2 old barn windows. Honest. That’s what she said. I have never in my life seen a barn with windows like that. If you have a set, please send them my way.
A beautiful day lily.
Home #3 was in the country on what had been a piece of ground covered with pine trees, etc. They took out enough to make a yard. Well there was more to it than that. This is the pond that was at the bottom of a waterfall & stream.
This is the waterfall. Keep in mind that Mother Nature did not do the work on this.
They also had this way cool birdhouse garden. I want to get me one of those.
House #4 was by a lake and you’d be greeted by this bed of day lilies and other flowery stuff. Sometimes things just get too technical for me so I just call them flowers.
They had lots of shade. So guess what? About a million hostas and every one different. (and every one labeled) Plus, they had an entire bed of mini-hostas. Do you see how tiny this one is?
Here we are at Home #5. This was also on a lake but it had formerly been a farm and many of the flowers were on an old cow yard. And you know what we get from cows? Milk. And other good stuff for gardens. How’s that? The G-rated version.
Don’t you absolutely love this gate to no-where?
And this out-house? Truly. It’s a 2-seater and if you don’t know what that is, look it up. I’m not responsible for educating you young folk.
Home #6. Words fail me. (shocker). It was like a park and every direction you looked, you saw more.
So, that was my Saturday of “SHOCK & AWE”!!!
It’s kinda hard to come home and not feel inadequate in the garden department and yet it was VERY inspiring and sometimes at this time of year it’s good to get pumped again. Maybe if you’re interested – and maybe even if you’re not – I will post pictures of some of the flowers God put in my yard, just blooming their heads off.
If you’d like to see more garden photos, click the link below for Tootsie Time: