My mom, my daughter and myself
went on the Horticultural Societies Annual Garden Tour.
We toured four gardens and then lunch was provided
followed by a special presentation
by a horticulturalist on growing a cutting garden.
Since I have been fascinated with the concept of a cutting garden for years
and finally have some semblence of one this year
I found the presentation so interesting and informative.
I took lots of pictures so I have divided it up into four separate posts.
This first garden was out in the country
and was all about the view.
Can you just imagine sitting on this back deck
and having this gorgeous view every single morning.
This garden was established in the 1970s
and was a bare hill prior to the planting of hundreds of trees,
shrubs and perennial plants.
We normally have hot, sunny, windy weather
but this garden was so sheltered there was a lot of shade
and it was very protected from the wind.
It was so quiet and peaceful.
I loved the details on this bird bath.
And as you walked around the property
there were lots of secret garden areas.
This one led to an enclosed play area
with swings and a large grassy area.
And wherever you turned there were little surprises
that were such a delight.
The second garden we went to was the complete opposite of the first
as it was a xeriscape project.
This garden used native and drought tolerant plants
along with organic and rock mulch
which minizes the water use and time required
for maintenance of the landscape.
I loved the bright bunches of purple
that stood out so vividly against the rockscape.
They also had some cacti growing
and were just finishing blooming.
I hope you enjoyed these first two gardens.
I love how each garden is as unique as the gardener
who lovingly tends it.
~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!