Sunday, July 15, 2012

Garden Tour Delights

I went on my horticultural society's garden tour this past weekend and despite the almost 90 degree weather, managed to have a good time and see some great gardens.
An English style country garden...
complete with a knot feature.
This is a shady ravine garden, 20 degrees cooler than the upper level.
 I love the repurposing of this old basket and...
I'm always attracted to yard art.
 I've been wanting to plant crocosmia 'Lucifer' for some time and now know that it will grow in our area.  
A gorgeous double lily, wonder if the owners will share a piece?
 Butterflies were not shy about posing for me.
One homeowner taking it easy in the shade after all the preparations for the tour.

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34 comments:

  1. Oh my gush I so wish my garden looks like that. ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  2. Lovely post, The gardens and flowers are all beautiful. I would love to put a hammock in my yard. I have to find a place to buy one. The yard art is always a favorite of mine. Very cute. Thanks for sharing, have a great week.

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  3. Wow Judith, Fabulous gardens on the tour. You are getting some lovely shots with the macro lens. Did you get an afternoon of rain? Jen

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  4. What beauty! And I love the basket filled with flowers and the yard art, too. Thanks for visiting me during the week and seeing my 'lavender cottage'! Stop by any time! We'll have some tea!

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  5. Wow what an amazing garden. Don't we all wish! Thanks for posting all those wonderful pics.. Hope your weather cools down.

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  6. Beautiful gardens Judith. I love garden tours to see what others are doing and planting. Lots of inspiration to be had. Blessings, Pamela

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  7. I love lavender and purple right after pink, sugar! So of course I think your blog is beautiful.

    I love our Canadian friends also. Nice to meet you.

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  8. Very special garden and what a sweet cottage.

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  9. Just gorgeous - so much color, how wonderful for you to see and experience all that beauty!

    That butterfly is REALLY neat!!

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  10. Gorgeous gardens Judith. The plants all looked great despite the heat. Valerie

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  11. Beautiful. I love that basket of blooms.
    I have crocosima and it has multiplied to the point of being quite invasive.

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  12. How lovely! Thank you for sharing the tour, so many beautiful gardens. I really enjoyed them.

    xox

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  13. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! I'll take one of each.
    Makes me want to plant something!

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  14. I love to take a garden tour and I am always thinking...how do they do that. I have tried the same techniques and my little gardens look miserable... You took some beautiful images and I do hope you enjoy your week as much as you must have enjoyed the day you had in the presence of such beauty~

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  15. Oh how wonderful. Love seeing the photos. The double orange is Kwanzo, an heirloom. Still my very favorite Daylily.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  16. Oh Judith, your garden photos take my breath away! My dream garden is an English country-style garden, complete with knot features and herb beds. These are just so beautiful!! I also like garden art, and your butterfly pic is lovely.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. Have a great week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  17. It's a lot of work to keep up with those beautiful gardens. Too bad I'm so lazy about garden work. I'll never be asked to be part of a tour!

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  18. I think I would have been lingering in the cooler part of the garden! It certainly is a well cared for garden, very neat and organized.

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  19. Love those garden tours. I have been to many of ours but this year it was absolutely the hottest weather we had all year. A few weeks ago. However I did get to see it on the local TV station. Always some great ideas. Nice presentation Judith.
    QMM

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  20. beautiful...I am drooling at these garden pics

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  21. You had a lovely garden tour. I am loving the double daylily. I have one very similar. I do like the little knot garden and that gorgeous butterfly. My Lucifer is in full bloom right now and attracting hummingbirds. We have had to protect them from our cats with a little fence around it.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  22. Those gardens are just beautiful! Love those clean border edges on the country cottage garden. Love the shady garden and garden shed too. Pretty photo of the croc. and also the butterfly!
    Hugs,Beth

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  23. Beautiful gardens! I'm still trying to convince the butterflies that they should be nice and pose for me. Lovely mosaic.

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  24. Judith what a wonderful way to spend the day ... I'm sure you discovered many wonderful ideas. These photos were brilliant. That homeowner had the right idea, staying cool under a tree in a hammock.
    Stay where it's cool, I can't believe the temps. xo C. (HHL)

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  25. What beautiful garden features! I love the knot and the wonderful shed. I am sure I have an old basket around - that is a great idea! What fun you must have had.

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  26. That was delightful! Thank you for allowing us to go along with you for this garden tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the gardens...makes me wish I had more of a green thumb! I always appreciate other's gardening gifts.
    This was a refreshing little trip today.

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  27. This was a delightful tour and I so enjoyed each photo!

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  28. Lots of work in that lovely garden. Good work, though! It was worth the tour even in the heat :)

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  29. An amazing garden. Thanks for sharing it with us. Jean

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  30. Looks like an amazing garden tour! I could camp out in the shady revine garden just for the cooler temp!! Thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos with us for Farm Fresh Friday,Judith! Have a great weekend!

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  31. i always wish those garden places would share thier secret as to how to keep each and every plant so luciously delightful...thank you so much for sharing this post over here at Fisthail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

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  32. What a beautiful garden to visit.

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