Last evening I took a ride with my daughter Staci to one of her meetings of the organization called Friends of the Garden. It's a group of people that have a shared interest ~ gardening. They get together once or twice a month ~ share gardening ideas, go on little field trips to each others places, visit nurseries, make things for their gardens, share ideas as to what grows where and companion gardening, have perennial exchanges, etc... as Martha would say, "It's a good thing."
After these little tours, you come away with ideas and dreams for your own garden :)
Our tour was at Deb & Fred O's place ~ what gracious hosts!
here's a bee balm I don't have
I'll have to remember that when it comes time for the perennial exchange.
blue delphiniums and red lilies are very pretty planted next to each other
Deb is very artsy crafty ...
(she's the school's art teacher)
this is Lola
the overseer of the rock garden.
Lola was Deb's first creation in cement.
I think I need a Lola for my garden ~ or better yet a Maxine!
I didn't get a picture of the cement crow she's working on; but did get a photo of her hand in progress.
She also has an awesome bench and chair and flower pots made of cement.
Notice in the background, up on the deck ~ a cement and tile butterfly chair.
Where does she come up with these ideas?
checking out Fred's veggies ... enclosed in the fenced in area to keep the critters out
Deb has five different kinds of garlic planted.
I didn't even know there were five different kinds. Ha!
a bottle cap covered bluebird house
flowers tucked in everywhere
|Deb even has a horse ... that's where Brooke spent her time|
|remember those old insulators?|
|Lovin' the Lilies!|
Once again .... a beautiful way to spend an evening. Strolling the garden, catching up with friends. That's what it's all about :)
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.