Kim and I attended the Lunaria League Garden Tour for the Idaho Botanical Garden this past Sunday. As usual there were some great gardens to peruse. I'll share what I considered to be the highlights.
The first garden started us off well with a massive garden including a stream, an elk topiary, grand views and attractive flower beds. Here the owner, in red, chats up a visitor.
I love the way these columnar trees frame the sunken garden.
Various musical groups were performing throughout the tour. An opera singer was on stage here. Just lovely.
Veggie beds were extremely popular this year. And we saw all sorts, from raised wood-framed beds to rock framed beds to beds framed with "beds".
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Keeping with the veggie theme I thought these signs, hand painted by the garden owner, were adorable and practical, too.
A hatted man enjoying the tour.
Beehives were evident at two of the gardens; obviously trending up.
There were lovely shady gardens,
and great landscaping. (The pink tree is a Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki').
That hatted man again, enjoying the view. (Is he following me?)
There were also too many details to share here. Such as this painting of a clematis, hanging within that same clematis. Great idea.
And look at the decor on this shed,
old watering cans. Clever.
As usual we enjoyed the tour immensely. We appreciate home owners who allow the public to roam their private gardens just for the enjoyment it brings.
Can't wait for next year.
And that hatted man? It's Kim, of course.