Garden Tour May 2009…

May 18, 2009

Ok, again, after hosting somewhere between 600-1500 people through my yard yesterday (it seriously felt like 1500!) I realized that I'd not gotten a moment to take any photos before or during the tour. Perhaps some folks on the tour got some shots during. I know I didn't get a chance to answer everyone's questions, but hopefully a good time was had by all. I took a few quick photos after the tour last evening, so forgive all the smashed turf and pathways, etc.! Click on the photos to enlarge them:

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Cardoon, Bronze Fennel were popular in the front yard...Dwarf Bear's Breeches (Acanthus spinosus) drew a lot of attention in the back shade garden.
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In the background, Sean doing what he does best...I set the patio table with my botanical china...I had to laugh at how many ladies were checking out the dishes, on a garden tour, LOL...us ladies are like that...
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Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus 'Royal Ama' totally stole the show...you can't beat that blue! And in the background...Ramona telling everyone to get out!

 I have lots going on in the veggie garden, so I'll update soon...

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Jim/ArtofGardening.org
May 18, 2009
2:43 pm

Your garden along the fence came out great. After our tour many posted photos on Flickr. Hope you find some. It’s odd (and cool) to see photo of your garden through someone else’s eyes!

NC
May 20, 2009
10:57 am

I love how you refer to yourself as a “lady”.

Christa
May 21, 2009
12:45 pm

I’m looking forward to your vegetable garden update.  The cardoon is beautiful.  Today I lucked into a recentely bandoned 12’x12’ vegetable plot.  Is there anything I can plant besides okra?

Leslie Finical Halleck
May 21, 2009
12:51 pm

Hi Christa! Yes, I’ve got a lot going on in the veggie garden right now…I’ll try to do that update as soon as possible.

Awesome on scoring the 12’x12’ plot! You can get a lot of production out of that space. Right now you can plant okra, transplants and seeds and/or transplants squash, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, seeds for bush beans, pole beans, black-eyed peas and corn. You can also start seeds outside for your fall tomato crop now. OR buy transplants in July for planting at that time. There are also tons of herbs you can plant right now, basil, oregano, lemon verbena, chives etc. In June you can plant sweet potato transplants (if you had slips in late-April or early May you’de have planted those then).

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