Now that our big “Gardening With the Masters” tour is over, I thought I’d share some thoughts and images with you.
I was a docent at one of the featured gardens, which meant that I showed visitors around and tried as best I could to answer all their questions. Boy, did we ever luck out with the weather! It’s been a horribly rainy summer so far, and it was gloomy and threatening on Saturday morning. But then, as if on cue, the skies cleared, and the rest of the weekend was beautiful.
We welcomed hundreds of people to the garden each day. It was very gratifying to see so many people interested in gardening and getting inspiration from their fellow gardeners.
The beautiful wreath pictured below was designed by the tour host. It is made of sphagnum moss on a wire frame, and planted with sedum, purple allysum and hens and chicks. We had a lot of oohs and ahs over this one.
She also designed the cool vignette pictured below, right.
Another popular feature of this garden is the fish pond and waterfall. The water is clear, the fish are happy and the whole lovely thing looks like it was always there.
It’s probably a good thing we do this only every two years. I don’t think the exhausted hosts could take an annual tour!