When I need fresh ideas for my garden, I look through my photo file, starting with garden tour pictures. They are inspiring!Among the pictures, I especially love those with not only great plants and plant combinations, but gorgeous views.
Except for the above two, all pictures are from this summer's local tour.
Our local garden tour supports an Adult Basic Education program.This program has provided literacy ans basic skills education to local residents since 1989. The program offers one-on-one, small group and classroom tutoring. All tutors are trained volunteers. More than 300 students per year are served by this program. Many students who needs basic skills or ESL education cannot afford to pay for private tutoring. This progam is a link which they need to advance toward their personal, family and work-related goals.
The garden tour has more than 150 volunteers.
The owners of this garden chose plants which are able to deal with sun, shade,wind and salt. Among their favorites are hebes, grasses, srurge, antique and tea roses, flax and bamboo.
Whimsical art by local artists gives this garden an extra charm.
I am so grateful to the gardeners allowing us to browse their gardens and take pictures.
It's such a great event!
Look at these plant markers made from old knives! What a beautiful second life for used cutlery.
Local artists painted Adirondack chairs for the tour drawing. Laura Jacobson did a wonderful job with this one, didn't she?
I didn't win it, but can enjoy its picture any time I want!