Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Garden Tour - Part 2


Today I am going to share with you some of the photos
I took from the third garden we toured on our garden tour.
If you missed the first two gardens you can go here to visit them.


This third garden was again completely different from the first two.
It was in an area of the city that has a lot of brand new construction.


The owners of this property took possession in 2009
and did all the landscaping and backyard construction themselves.


My favorite part of this whole garden was the greenhouse.
I would really, really like a new greenhouse
and this one was superb.
It had lots of shelves and the roof had opening vents.
I think I spent more time looking at the greenhouse
than I did at the actual gardens - lol.


One unique thing about this garden,
which I didn't take a picture of,
was the heavily mulched wide pathways.


This was also the only garden on the tour
that had a small garden area.


There were a lot of cleamtis' and they looked so pretty on this trellis.
There was also a bench by this trellis
making it a perfect spot for posing for pictures.


In their shady area they had wonderful hostas
that were blooming.


The front yard was beautiful, full of flowers with no grass in sight.


The front yard has full sun exposure
and contained many hardy perennials.


It also contained many native plants.
Aren't these hen & chicks unique?


The front garden also had a beautiful stone pathway
so you could walk through the garden.


Hope you enjoyed this third garden on our garden tour!


~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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40 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing...

    m.

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  2. I would love to get my hands on the hen & chick plant in red...that is very unusual!

    Enjoyed all that you shared!♥

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    1. Aren't they the neatest things! I had never seen that variety before the tour and then it was at two of the gardens we saw.

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  3. Hello! I came by to thank you for your visit to my Craft room and your kind comment and I was so pleasantly treated to this wonderful garden tour!! Just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for paying me a visit!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. That garden looks beautiful. I love all the flowers and the landscaping out in the front. AND I love the greenhouse as well. My hubby wants to put one up on our property and I'm still a little questionable! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love my little greenhouse but would definately like to have a bigger one :)

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  5. Touring gardens is such a pleasure. So much beauty to admire. It brings us all happiness

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    1. It is so relaxing to enjoy other peoples gardens :)

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  6. Beautiful garden~Thanks for sharing.
    I love to see other peoples garden areas, sometimes it brings such great inspiration.

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  7. OH I miss my garden so much ( do not have one in the new place ) Such gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  8. That is lovely..great plantings and structures too.

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  9. I love taking garden tours! Thanks for letting us take a peek at some of these beautiful gardens. Loved those hens and chicks, very pretty variety indeed! And the clematis vine on the trellis is looking so lovely, love clematis! And that greenhouse looks wonderful, would love to have one as well!I like the Tuscan tilapia in your previous most....looks yummy! My kids love eating fish and I'm always on the lookout for different fish recipes, have to give yours a try:)Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on my outdoor space. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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    1. Thank you Peggy! Hope you enjoy the Tuscan Tilapia :)

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  10. What an incredible garden! I love the greenhouse!

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    1. Me too - I think I loved it more than the garden lol :)

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  11. I love this garden. Gives me some great ideas. If only it was not so hot outside I need to do so much work now. Things are burning up out there.
    Incredible pictures
    Janice

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  12. That's a fantastic garden! I love looking at other people's gardens!

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  13. Alana, I did enjoy your tour, immensely. The trellis with the clematis growing up it was my favorite, that and all the great shots you got. I love that you tell the flower names because I am not that great with knowing flowers other than the ones around here. Thanks for the lesson! And thanks for visiting me and leaving your kind comment about my pictures. I do appreciate it.
    Liz

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  14. Lovely garden, Alana, and I can see why you loved the green house. Alas, in so CA the backyards are small unless you get away from the cities. I'd love to have a yard big enough for a proper in-ground garden and a green house...wouldn't that be delightful? Pretty pics :)

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    1. Some of the yards in the city, especially the newer subdivisions are extremely tiny. Last year they featured a yard that was super tiny but they used their space so creatively it was amazing. One of my favorites from last years tour.

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  15. Hi Alana,
    Thanks for the garden tour.I love this garden so much. I love the clematis growing on the trellis and the stepping stones among the plants. Beautiful.
    Have a good week
    Barb from Australia

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    1. I love the stepping stone look. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. What a beautiful garden this is, Alana. I love the succulents in bloom, and all the great clematis. All so pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  17. Thank you for sharing these garden tours on your blog. I pinned a lot of great ideas. I pinned your chocolate cake topping, too; it looks soooo good! So glad I found you through the nice comment you left me.

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  18. Thanks for the tour! Loved the washtub and wringer too!

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  19. Now there's a well-repurposed old washtub! I too featured a garden tour and there are so many ideas to glean that one wants to hurry home and make changes in their own garden.

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    1. Don't you love garden tours! I know what you mean about getting ideas for your own garden. I think my hubby inwardly groans - lol :)

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  20. Love your clematis plantings... just bought eight new ones myself... can't seem to get enough of them! Larry

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