78. Big Garden Tour

This Green House 2.jpgSo, it’s all over. The Botanical Garden Society’s Tour of Private Gardens (ours was one of seven gardens) on Sunday was met with perfect weather, in spite of a 60% chance of rain forecast. Five minutes after the scheduled end of the tour, a few raindrops fell. Good karma was goin’ on.

My last post tells about some of our preparation work.Mary painting sign Today’s post attempts to give you the tour at This Green House experience in pictures.

Mary drew an amazing map for our visitors.This Green House Garden Map jpg She painted signs for our eleven points of interest. I wrote out and laminated informational signs, along with names of some of the interesting plants, mostly in the dye and medicinal gardens. artichoke dye sample

Now, I’ll just throw a bunch of pictures atcha:deer signDear deer.jpg

bear sign

nasties in rotting log

studio yard


quilters' workshop

patio and sky garden

birdcage planter

greenhouse insideMary demonstrated natural dyeing while I demonstrated some sewing in the studio.

mary tour guide dyeing

dye pots at garden tour

dye samples at garden tour

pizza patio

box planted 2.jpgThis Green House



red garden vignette

wilde land

greenhouse signs

lady's mantle

Medicinal garden.jpg

strawberry hills close

kitty resting

My friend brought me a big bouquet of peonies to grace the herb tea and treats table. Aren’t they gorgeous?

pink peonies

garden tour collage.jpg

thank you for visiting


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12 thoughts on “78. Big Garden Tour

  1. Four years since you planted or started to build? Wonderful garden tour Gail. Loved the peek in your greenhouse. Guessing that your seeds were happier in the green house vs the window sills. How lovely to have a map as well as signs for your garden areas. Visual treat. Everything looks very happy.

  2. Wow- this is all yours? How fabulous! The tires are a neat idea for planters- and I like the whimsical signs for the wildlife. I love that map that was created for the tour. I love that little waterfall worked into the stone landscape and the bird house hanging with plants in it- there is so much to enjoy here- Thank you for sharing!

  3. Your gardens are spectacular. Mary, is so talented, drawing that amazing map! I would frame it and hang it on the wall. The best, however, are the playful warnings to the animals. Thanks for making me smile.

  4. Lovely garden photos. Wonderful ideas for the garden and patio.. And the bear and deer signs are cute. Thanks for sharing your tour.. Have a happy week!

  5. What a gorgeous garden! Love the layout! The signs are wonderful and adore the bouquet! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  6. What a gorgeous garden! Love the layout! The signs are wonderful and adore the bouquet! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  7. This reminds me of everything I love about B.C. I will be featuring this fabulous post this week. Thanks so much for sharing!


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