Thursday, June 20, 2013



Tucked away on a back country road, we discovered a small sign telling us to take a right and drive up the steep lane. 
There we discovered the most unique and beautifully done family garden tour.
After hearing the fourth person recommending that we attend this event, we headed for the country this evening.
It was definitely worth the drive and we were so impressed with what we saw, that I decided I would share these pictures with you. 
 
Three families put their time, their skills, their expertice, and their creativity together to produce this amazing tour.



All the beautiful arrangements and articles had price tags on them.  Every plant was healthy, full, and colorful. 



Homemade signs were everywhere, making it easy for us to find our way through the grounds.



Many old items were creatively used as pots to grow flowers and plants.  Did you ever think of using an old grill as a pot for growing flowers?




White petunias look like they are spilling out of this old metal pot.



Many blue bottles were filled with oil and used as lanterns on the grounds.  We could not help but think of how the wooded paths would look with the lamps lit, each evening.



The gardens were built above ground using 2 x 12 wooden planks as the border.  The plants were green and lush, making it evident that they were being given lots of care and attention.



I found this way of gardening quite interesting and eye catching.  I did not see one weed the entire evening.  How do they keep so many gardens weed free?


 
 
The hydrangeas were exceptionally full of vibrant blue flowers.
 
 


Succulents were growing in many old household items.  Who would have thought someone would find such a creative way to sell old boots?




American girl doll tea parties were being offered with made ahead reservations.  My niece and her daughters attended one of them and were so impressed with the happening.


 
 
Family members made these outfits for the dolls and had them for sale.



We walked down a wooded trail and found food and lovely set tables with soft pastel tablecloths.

The salad bar consisted of plastic flower pots and interesting garden tools as the servers.  What a great idea!   I used a trowel to put carrots on my salad.  Hot dogs and hamburgers were made on a grill over a fire.  It smelled so good!











The atmosphere was perfect for a summer outdoor dinner.




These three little guys were happy to show off their special pet pony, to all those enjoying their dinner. 


 
Another form of oil lamp burned near the picnic area.
Old bottles, wicks, and filled with oil, were on sale everywhere through the woods.
 


Here we saw an arbor made with old wooden doors and painted white.  It served as an entrance way to another one of their many gardens.




Old tires with wooden posts served as flower pots.  Another one of their many handmade ideas.



 
With the perfect, sunny weather, this evening before the official beginning of summer, was the most relaxing and enjoyable way to spend our time.
I thought you might like to see a few of the highlights of our time.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing in the garden tour.
 
 

10 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such creativity! Amazing how much beauty and purpose can come from items that might have been tossed. I have really enjoyed each photo and spent time viewing them to see more of this lovely tour.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

So lovely to be here again. Too long I've been away and I've missed you.

I'm hoping to get back into the swing of writing and I look forward to journeying with you again.

These photos are amazing... what creativity you've captured.

Here's wishing you a beautiful rest of the day.

Brenda

lindsey said...

Goodness me Judy, what an amazing garden. I love the salad bar...how clever and creative. I would so much love to take a wander around there. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Oh I can see why this is getting soo many that enjoy it! What a lovely spot, and such creative good ideas! Enjoy your week-end sweet Judy!

Melinda said...

I love garden tours!!!

We have gone to two and I need to do posts on them.

I love seeing what people turn into planters. As a matter a fact
I have a grill planter myself.

:)

Privet and Holly said...

This looks magical,
yet you KNOW that
it must have been so
much work to put
together. I am so very
impressed by the love
and creativity that these
families put into their
garden tour. I hope
that it is as successful
for them as it was enjoyable
for those visiting.

Thanks for sharing your
fun evening!

xo Suzanne

Jul Hoober said...

The garden tour was most delightful in person AND on your blog. Thanks for sharing your amazing gift of photography.
You are a gal of SO many gifts and talents!!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thanks for taking us on a garden tour...to start off our summer! What an amazing garden...full of fun surprises.

Dawna Motz said...

What a wonderful garden tour!! so original and thought out with lots of TLC. I love the idea for the doors to make an arbour! I look forward to following along with your blog to see what else you can show us!!

Christine said...

What a great idea for these families.
Creative, fun, beautiful and yummy.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

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