Our Local Art Association's Annual Garden Tour - June 20, 2010The original date of the Garden Tour was Sunday, June 13. It rained every other day prior and twice on the the 13th! So it was postponed until the next Sunday, June 20th.
I held my breath all morning! (Well, that could be an exaggeration . . . lol.) It did rain during the night, but the early morning was sunny. By the time I left Church at 12:00 noon, the sky was cloudy. Many people reminded me of the day's forecast - a 70% chance of precipitation. Hmmm.
At 1:00 (the official starting time), the gray sky began to lighten, the clouds began breaking apart, and before long the sun was shining. Yes, it was warm and quite humid, but the event was held and nary a drop of rain threatened anyone anywhere at any time! Yea!
Ooops? I didn't even think to use my camera until later. Would YOU want yourself photographed during a tour? (I didn't think I would.)
Would you like a little tour? ----- click on any photo - most should enlarge somewhat -----
Hazel and Harry "meeting and greeting" (left photo)
My dad made this planter pole (right photo) with the birdhouse several years ago... I ran out of time to put potted plants on it. Friends loaned me the cute chair for the birds . . . should I create one for myself?? :-)
One of the Driveway Gardens
(the little birdhouse was a participation-gift)
Looking towards the front of the Front Yard Gardens (left)
Here are the Nasturtiums from the Grow Project! (right)
both photos: front yard gardens
more front yard
a look back at the front yard (left photo)
a look to your right side at the evergreen bed (right)
A look back at the front yard garden beds (left)
A look down the south side of the house (right)
Raised Beds - a little peek from the west side. FYI: Many of the daylilies in the prior post have been blooming here!
Another view of the raised beds - with parts of the new fence panels and
and the flower boxes
Don't you think they need a little wooden trim accent on the front
with a contrasting color inset? Something to think about...
Southeast side of house (left)
A look to the right at the head of the woodland walk (right)
Ligularia 'Rocket' getting ready to bloom (left)
peek at the Woodland Walk (right)
straight ahead (left)
a view of the right side (right)
Woodland walk - check out the bench - Gladys is there! (left)
a glance to the right (right)
Looking back at where we've been
A peek back at the south side of the house (left)
The Shed Bed (right)
Center Backyard Beds
A look backwards
Sunnier Backyard Bed
Left photo: A peek north ('Blueberry Muffin' Viburnum on the right)
Right photo: The south end of the bed
Photos taken from behind the Sunnier Backyard Bed:
You can see the Lily Bed across the way . . .
Top of the Backyard Bed
Left photo: midway
Right photo: A peek ahead
From the west end, looking east:
left photo: the first plant is 'Quick Fire' Hydrangea - very early blossoms begin as Bright White. I'm watching for the change to the pinkish red!
right photo: beginning the walk down the north side of the bed (the daylily in the lower right corner is 'Total Look' which has been blooming these past few days!)
Getting closer to 'Sum and Substance' with 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake' in the center of the second photo. Aruncus Goatsbeard on either side of S&S.
That's enough, don't you think?? Yes, there's just a little more here and there. However, being on a tour was great fun. I'd recommend YOU join a one someday! :-)