It's Wednesday which means that Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday.
We love to work in our gardens but this June we're in high gear as we ready our gardens for public viewing on June 20 and June 21. We're on the 2009 Secret Gardens Tour in our little town. We're one of six and we are excited about being on tour -- again.
In 1997, a friend and I decided to plan and chair a Garden Tour the following year and we named it Secret Gardens for so many gardens are in the back -- they're secret!
Linderhof's gardens certainly are -- big old trees, some liarope, pots of geraniums and ferns from the portico are our front garden. The back and side gardens are where the plants are -- where the herbs and flowers grow.
From the patio and past the fence is the herb garden. Iron iris bloom year round after the garden iris are gone.
Our breakfast room which looks out over the garden, more iron fencing and a small flower garden with anise hyssop (a herb) and false sunflower (which blooms most of the summer). And part of the arbor through which you have to pass on a brick path to go from patio to herb garden.
The patio looking into the pergola. The corner looks bare in this picture -- it's now the home of our potting shed which fills the corner nicely.