Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weeds Happen

Saturday was the biennial garden walk for this area. For a $10 donation we toured 6 beautiful gardens.
I woke up to thundershowers and rain. I was so disappointed that they didn't have one last year but yet I didn't want to go in the rain. When my friend called we decided to cancel. 
About an hour later the sun was trying very hard to peek out, the rain was over. So I called our other friend who was going and asked if she still wanted to go, she did. We waited to be sure the rain was over....another of her friends picked us up and we were off to look at some beautiful gardens.
The bees loved 'em too.

Yes, weeds certainly do happen.
Under this tall weed is the sign WEEDS HAPPEN.
So is it a weed? or a flower?

This shady garden had lots of hostas.

....and a hammock, a comfy chair, a bottle of wine, a spilled glass of wine (ok, that's a fake glass of wine).

 An Interesting display.

A hollowed out log makes a great planter.

I just loved this color combination.

My husband would die (or I would) if I put an old dresser and lamp in the garden.

We saw a few bottle trees, I am not so fond of them, but I did like this peacock.

I like all of the birdhouses on top of the fence. They were made with recycled materials....a door handle, old key, etc.

This pear tree was trained to grow in an 18" wide space....yes, it has pears on it.

This yard was so me.....I could sit in that chair (cushion please) in the sun and read all afternoon. I tried to get the 3 tier display shelf in the corner for my three metal watering cans...but the homeowner wanted to keep it. 

This is part of the view from the green chairs.

Another way to use a watering can.

 I like the bottles on this old ladder.

 I think this is a Lady Slipper??? Whatever it is my good friend got a cutting from it. Yes, the homeowner was super nice and gave it to her.

 I didn't take pictures of the gardens as a whole....a regular iphone camera just doesn't do it justice. 

I hope you enjoyed this little walk around the gardens with me. 


  1. Oh what a wonderful garden tour.....Thanks for sharing.

  2. I DID enjoy the tour!!! We have an old iron bedstead in our guest room and will soon be getting new bunk beds with a double bottom and twin top to sleep our grand quads. I told Louis Dean I wanted to put the old family iron bed outside and use it as a flower BED!!! I am still trying to talk him into it!

  3. Thanks for sharing, LOVED it! I wish I could do things like that. Really some great ideas!

  4. I loved the tour.
    I am with you, I am not all that into bottle trees.
    I loved the birdhouses on the fence. :-))