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.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday Martha! How exciting to have your garden on a tour! I hope you are able to go on the tour and take lots of photos!
On the Monday after the tour, we gardeners go on the tour -- as a group -- we start at one house, tour the garden and then she joins us and we visit the other gardens. It's a great way to end the tour.
Good luck on your garden tour.. I'm sure your guests will be delighted with your garden and all your goodies.
Thanks for sharing.
happy outdoor wednesday, thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.good luck on your tour.
This all sounds so exciting. I have been on a few home tours but never a garden tour. I bet it is a great time and a wonderful way to get inspiration. Hope to see more photos of your garden in the next few weeks!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday !
Your photots are lovely ! Thanks for sharing and have a great day !
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. this is my first Outdoor Wednesday - it is so much fun !
Martha, I love garden tours, we have quite a few in our area. I wish you were close by, your yard is just lovely and it would certainly be a fun stop. ~ Robyn
Your garden is looking just gorgeous. It will be the star of the garden tour I am sure.
You have a beautiful garden/yard.
A garden tour sound wonderful.
Wonderful gardens Martha. I see you're getting some blooms. I don't know if I'm just hoping to hard for them, or if our weather really is playing pranks ... but I haven't seen any blooms yet - just lots and lots and lots of green! BRING ON THE SUNSHINE AND THE HEAT! My plants need it! LOL! We are in a garden walk here in July, so I'm hard at work putting together the little pieces. Hopefully it will be done and all set to go by then. HOPEFULLY! :)
Martha, your garden is looking really, really good. How thrilled you must have been to be selected for the tour. I know it's a lot of work but it is also an honor. Congratulations.
I would buy a ticket. I love garden tours.
What a wonderful idea. You are so right most people have the garden in the back. Thanks for sharing your photos.
I would love to take that garden tour!!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Martha!
I love local garden tours! Congratulations for being part of yours!
Your garden is lovely. How exciting to be in a garden tour. Hope you have more photos to show from your tour.
Thanks for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment.
A secret garden! How I wish I can also see such beauties. Good thing you've thought of it. A lot of work and love must have really been put to these gardens.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
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