Sunday, June 27, 2010

Garden Tour

My new neighborhood does a biannual garden tour, so as I didn't yet have keys to the house, I spent my Saturday looking at gardens and introducing myself to yet more neighbors. Most of the gardens are relatively small--from a few feet wide to about the size of my future back yard--but considerable care and imagination went into them.

The tour included, for an extra $5, a restful tea break at the local mansion. And when I say mansion, it genuinely is one, but a mansion rehabbed just like everything else in the neighborhood. We have tiny cottages, medium-sized houses, and a mansion or two.

It's been hinted that I should prepare my garden for the next tour. Since I'll have two years to get ready, I suppose I might manage it. We'll see.


  1. Sounds like you really have picked a winner for a neighborhood! Are you already making gardening plans?

  2. Since I bought the house from a landscape architect (admittedly, it was only his house briefly), I can hardly not think about the garden. Still, this summer my gardening will probably be limited to weeding and pruning. I don't think I'll have time for much more.