The garden tour was yesterday, June 24th and it was a success. We had a sunny day with temperatures in the upper 80's. It was hot in the sun but very pleasant in the shade. About 120 gardeners toured our garden in 4 hours.
The most asked question was, where did you get all the rocks from. When I told them I carried them up the hill from behind the house they were all shocked. The next most asked question was how old the garden was. When I told them 4 years they couldn't believe how much I had done in 4 years. This is all a great boost for the ego. However, I had never thought about the number of rocks I have carried and how much they weigh. I just knew what I wanted to have in the end and set about doing it. I also hadn't thought about how much I did in 4 years. I was disappointed that I didn't get the upper path done in the woods so people could walk through the woods. I guess I am my own critic.
These are pictures of all the sitting areas around the garden. I have tried to create garden rooms, this is what all the experts say we should do. I just don’t have all the mature plants to create the wall etc. It is all coming along even though I don’t have a plan. I just fly by the seat of my pants.
The first picture is looking down on the patio from the deck.
This is a sitting area towards the back end of the wookds. I thought I would dress it up like you could sit down and have tea.
This seating are is towards the from of the house and faces the side of the house where I have a bed that is about 10 by 40.
This area is behind the rain garden and faces the woods and the impatient bed in front of the woods.
This is the dining area under the deck. I was happy with what I came up with to have on the table. I think it could be better but it was ok.