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.
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.