It's garden tour season!
How happy does that make me?? I can't even say. Especially after recent events.
I need it like air...
Last weekend (first tour of the season) was more about the homes than the gardens tho ~ so different than normal.
They were gorgeous homes, don't get me wrong.
that were beautifully landscaped.
but only one had any kind of extensive garden.
That one home had the added bonus of keeping bees.
Look how colorfully the hives were painted:
LOVED this one:
Nestled among roses, alongside an arbor ~ so picturesque.
Then there was this one:
The sign on top says "the Bees Needs." As you can see, there were various size holes drilled into the front of the box which were also numbered & alphabetized. Not sure what it all means??? Anyone know??
I would never say a garden tour was a "bust," since I always enjoy the outing. Besides there were many appealing home features I found interesting ~ like the second story pergola/terrace below:
And I could totally move into this house tomorrow ~ I found the entry SO inviting:
Many homes (not on the tour) had interesting features worth photographing ~ like the entry gate below:
and this beautiful fence that I wish fit the style of my house!
Hopefully the next tour will have more actual blooms to drool over but this was a wonderful day (and pleasant diversion) nonetheless.