Monday, July 28, 2008

Garden tour

This weekend was our local YWCA garden tour. They have it every year. There are usually about 7-8 gardens and you drive all over the county snooping around peoples yards and getting ideas.
This is one of 3 hydragneas that were in a row at one of the houses. I cannot believe how big they are, especially in our climate, which means a very cold winter.

The above picture was from a house with lots of rocks around the flower beds, zinnas, sunflowers and very country looking. The property has actually been in the family for generations but they tore down the farm house and built themselves a new one. All of the gardens were beatiful. Two were on very small city lots but they used all their space and were just as nice as the big sprawling yards. I'll post the rest of the pictures tomorrow from the tour. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

We watched the grandkids - Jessica and Tyler from Quilted Simple over the weekend. We had a really good time. We went bike riding, went to a festival in the county park. Jessica and I went shopping while Tyler stayed home with Tom. Tyler is always say lets go work Grandpa. This is Tyler on the fence. He is such a little farmer boy. It was in the 80s on Saturday but when Tom said they were going out to work he had to put on his long jeans and work boots.
Until next time......


QuiltedSimple said...

Cute picture of Tyler - typical of him though to be climbing everything!

Lib said...

I love the pics. esp. the zinnia's my favorite flower, we're the 5th gen. to live on this property.
thanks for sharing.
We have Dogwood trails every spring you can drive around looking at yards.
DOn't you just think Quiltedsimple is the best?lol I do!;o)
HAve a great wk.