They Came, They Saw, They Asked Lots of Questions!

Chocolate cosmos. Yum!

Chocolate cosmos. Yum!

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.

Perfect weather

Perfect weather!

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 living wreath

The living wreath

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.

I love this!

I love this!

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.

The waterfall

The waterfall

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!


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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3 Responses to They Came, They Saw, They Asked Lots of Questions!

  1. Layanee says:

    Beautiful wreath and so glad the weather cooperated for the tour.


  2. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I sure do love that wreath. -Jackie


  3. dirtynailz says:

    What doesn’t show well in the photo is the way the purple tips on the hens and chicks and the purple allysum pick up the purple of the door the wreath hangs on. It’s even better in person!


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