Yesterday, hubby and I were treated to a garden tour in a nearby town. Although the heat was stifling, we had a great day visiting some beautiful gardens and chatting with other gardeners. It was really neat to see what other people had done with their gardens, what types of plants they grow, and how they had landscaped their yards.
Although all the gardens were beautiful, we came away with a much stronger sense in what we love in a garden, and what we don’t.
I didn’t take pictures in every garden, but there were a few where I just couldn’t help myself.
The first garden we visited was full of beautiful roses (which I love but we don’t personally grow.)
The last garden we visited boasted the only vegetable garden of the day (and hubby especially was excited to see it!) as well as a hobby gardener who on occasion sells his stock to nurseries. Check out the rows of flowers!
So, in keeping with the garden tour fun, here is a tour of my garden, as it looks today.
We begin in the front, which is a mix of perennials and annuals in a variety of colours. I am not picky with this garden. Sedums, Pinks, and Iris make up the bulk of the perennials and the annuals were planted two weeks ago chosen from whatever was left at the garden centre!
This part of the front garden, however, is a favourite. Delicate Astilbe and a variety of Hosta are thriving this year due to some additional deer protection in our front yard. I saw some beautiful red and pink Astilbe yesterday that I hope to add in among the white.
In the back, our large vegetable garden is filling out.
There big plants in front are potatoes, all in bloom.
Our first pepper.
Lettuce, chard, and a second attempt at Kale.
The first of the peas.
The first of the beans.
Red beets and squash.
Thriving Northern Delight tomato plants.
Onions and carrots, oh my!
Our mixed herb, tomato, and flower garden leading the way to the shed.
Coriander grows around this deer deterrent.
Borage is about to bloom.
And the lilies are on display.
Certainly not a large garden compared to those we visited yesterday, but it keeps us busy!
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