Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Garden Rhapsodies Garden Tour 2009

Come along with me on the Garden Rhapsodies Tour!
(Presented by the Master Gardeners of Thurston County)
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Theme for this year's tour is gardens using drought tolerant plants
and/or
Eco-friendly watering/planting methods.
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Garden 1


Drought tolerant planting
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Play area for children...

...and birds!
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Many birds were feeding and 'hummers' buzzing all over the garden
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Garden 2.
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Beautiful harp music in the garden.
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Learning about Vermiculture!
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Beautiful woodland garden.
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Mixing veggies and flowers!
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Daylilies
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Stately lillies!
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White Echinaecia
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Campanula
(which blogger likes sideways!)
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Heuchera (coral bells) and Hostas in the shade
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Perennials line the walk to the front door
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Garden 3.
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Goldfish in the water collection pond
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Dragonfly or perhaps a Damselfly, perched on waterlily frond
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Unknown plant growing along the path through a small woodland
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Garden 4.


Unusual color delphinium
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Bed of daylilies
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Music with a country flair
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I loved this vignette with the "Shagpoke"
(our name for Heron)
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Hydrangea
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More daylilies
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Sweet volunteer Poppies 'escaping' the compost bin
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Garden 5.


A variety of lacecap hydrangea
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Hosta and Brunnera in the shade
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Beautiful stacked stone wall with plantings
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Bear's Breeches
(love the name!)
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The planting on the top side of the stacked stone wall
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Garden 6



New garden with arbor planted with evergreen clematis
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The new Potager
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Brunnera and a bench to rest on after a beautiful but long hot day!
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I hope you enjoyed the Garden Rhapsodies tour with me!
We will have to go again next year!


5 comments:

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

How inspiring and beautiful! I especially loved the new potager: so full of possibilities! I did not know that there was such a thing as an evergreen clematis; how interesting to learn something new.

Oh, and your critter is a dragonfly! damselflies always fold their wings, like pretty damsels would ;) .

Love,

Marqueta

Shari said...

What lovely gardens - so lush and beautiful! This garden tour looks like so much fun . . . and I love harp music, too!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I enjoy seeing what other people are doing with their plantings.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Oh, I absolutely loved the tour! My husband and I try to take in as many as possible each summer. I'm not sure we've ever been blessed with harp music on a tour yet. How wonderful that would have been.

And I'm glad you got to my blog without getting thrown off. I wonder what the problem was?

Kathi said...

Such gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Kathi

Joy said...

Beautiful gardens, I really love the water gardens with the fish.