You're probably expecting my Colorado trip report, and fair enough. But I'd already sized and downloaded photos of the garden walk before leaving for CO so we're going to catch up.
On June 27, Carole, Amy and I attended the Canton Garden Walk, a tour of five home gardens. The nice people of the Canton Garden Club sent me a free ticket based on my speaking to their club on winter sowing in February. I loved the gardens and the many whimsical garden ornaments.
Little gnome, big chair.
Never needs watering.
Dear sea holly, I love you. Why won't you grow for me? Signed, Frustrated Admirer
I loved this huge patch of prickly pear cactus.
Check it, the foliage matches the house colors. Awesome!
One of the things I discovered when researching gardens of the mid to late 1800s (for a fountain garden project at a historic farm house) was that they didn't actually fill urns with flowers, but I like this combo anyway.
I loved this old farm equipment. There were several pieces on this huge property.
A great idea for my tree stump.
Adore this birdhouse!
I'm now on the lookout for old bird cages...
This wonderful shade garden was very calm and peaceful, subdued and serene...
...and right across a narrow strip of lawn from this colorful and vibrant sunny garden. Really amazing contrast, and so close to one another.
Was very amused by this popcorn plant (Senna didymobotrya, zones 10-11, so annual or houseplant for most of us—thanks for asking, Lisa!), whose flowers I found oddly attractive and whose leaves, when rubbed, smell exactly like buttered popcorn! No, really. They do.
It was a fun day!