Saturday, June 9, 2012

Garden Tour

I love visiting beautiful gardens! Everyone is unique and it's just interesting to see the different twist everyone puts on plantings and garden art.
This charming bungalow was the first stop on the tour.
The small backyard was too shady to grow grass so they created three seating areas:
Interesting displays of antiques and found objects
 Something beautiful in every corner of the yard

Boxwood added structure in many of the gardens on the tour.
 The next stop was a historic mansion just south of downtown KC.

Multicolored coleus marched along the driveway to the carriage house.

 
My favorite urn.
The tour continued a few blocks away at a Dutch colonial  that was built in 1924



Several birdbaths were sprinkled around the yard, include two square ones.


 They said they didn't do anything special to get this beautiful blue color on the hydrangea.
 Final stop was in the suburbs at a much newer home.

 Brick path had a variety of mill stones for added interest.
 Birdbath tucked along the path.

 Caladium again! I love it with the purple and emerald green leaves.
 
 

 Happy gardening!

5 comments:

annie said...

those are all just beautiful, like picture post cars!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your beautiful photos!!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful gardens.
I to love the purple and green.
I have been on a huge hosta kick this year too.
Who knew there were so many varieties.
Have a great day Friend.
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Raggedy Creations said...

Thanks for the pretty garden tours Roberta. Sure looks like you enjoyed your day.

Felicia

Raymond Homestead said...

I enjoy garden tours! Thanks for sharing!