Wednesday, May 19, 2010

master gardener spring garden tour

for mother's day mama took rachel and i on a garden tour/plant sale hosted by the master gardener volunteers of cobb county. we started at the plant sale where i was sure that if i turned my head that my picks would be gone. people were snatching up plants left and right. the plant sale is open to the public and the prices and plants were hard to beat.

this little yellow plant was so tempting, but i ended up walking away with some echinacea, bee balm, and a little funny white flowered plant whose name i've forgotten.

the first garden tour we went on started out pretty status quo is the front and ended with the most beautiful garden surrounding a pool and looking over a lake. what a dream to live there i'm sure.

the next garden was a woodland garden full of rare climbing hydrangeas, azaleas, and oversized hostas. there was also a tiny creek that led in to a big creek. it was so private and shaded and truly designed for birds. there were birdhouses everywhere. lovely.

the last garden we went to was my favorite. there was a mixed perennial border and a succulent garden and it was so whimsical.

clever ideas...

use your pot trays as art

make a path out of wine bottles

use broken pots as part of your landscaping

see more pictures here

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beki said...

Oh wow, that looks like a fun afternoon! I love the idea of using wine bottles as border...I might just have to find a place for that in my own yard :-)

*plum*tree*studio* said...

oh how fun! i love looking at gardens and getting ideas from others. the last garden was awesome! love how they used the pots as part of the landscape and the trays on the it!! makes me look at my yard and think's pretty boring. lol.

B said...

the wine bottles are my very favorite! i will defintately have to try that out in our backyard makeover!

Claire Kiefer said...

Yeah . . . those wine bottles are pretty freakin' pretty. :)

Jill said...

These are great ideas! I find walking through gardens like this so mesmorizing....therapeutic!

cute blog!
XO Jill

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful gardens - great inspiration!