Kim and I managed to visit all seven gardens on the 2009 Garden Tour today. It was a bit of a whirlwind tour because I worked today. Since I left work a little early we were able to spend a decent amount of time at each beautiful garden. This tour benefits the Idaho Botanical Garden and is organized by the Lunaria League.
There certainly was plenty to see, from the Wicked Witch to a planted mailbox.
A garden "bed."
Plenty of fountains.
Garden seating was a focus in most gardens.
Our favorite on the tour was the one belonging to the Percy's. Simple, clean, yet full of details at the same time.
And just look at this stunning yellow flower.
I thought it was some sort of a yellow Echinacea but it's actually Gaillardia aristata 'Amber Wheels'. It's definitely on my "must have" list.
The weather cooperated and we didn't get rained upon. Great gardens, great tour.