Thursday, June 13, 2013

2013 Master Gardener's Tour


Two weekends ago, I went on the Master Gardener's Tour with my friends, Mike and Patrice.  These heads were some of my favorite things of the day.  To tell the truth, the yard they were in was amazing, opulent, and... a bit overwhelming for me.  It was huge and perfect.  I think I  like smaller... not quite so perfect.  But, it was VERY impressive and well done.


There were four of them lining steps to a second level of yard.


This was the dining area adjacent to the beautiful outdoor kitchen/den.


And, up the head-lined-stairs was another beautiful lounging spot.  Just incredible.


I love the herbs in the pots...


And, the welcome wagon at the back door.  I have tons more photos from this place, but we are moving on...


I loved the color... and the bird... and the less opulent beauty.


Out of all the gardens, this was my favorite and the side yard was the star for me!  LOVED it!


Sweet little gnome reading to the bunnies in the mushroom forest.  {sigh} and big smile. 


Yes, I was fixated on this spot...


And, it had an owl... actually, several owls.  You know I love those!

 
It's dining area was oh, so perfect.  Note the chandelier and the crown on top of the pergola.
 
 
And lovely duck topiaries stood on each side welcoming you to dine.  Beautiful garden and design.  Loved it.  That's it for the Garden Tour.  Hope you each have a wonderful weekend!!

"Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't."  ~ Melody Beattie

blessings ~ tanna

24 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh what an enchanting garden! I love gardens that welcome you to stroll and sit for a while.

Wishing you a most wonderful weekend,too dear friend.

Blessings always

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty and I wish we had nice outdoor areas to enjoy.

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! We weathered a terrible storm last evening. It's a mess around town. I don't know how this will affect our garden walk next week. Luckily, our only problem was a loss of power from 7 p.m. to around 4 a.m.. Giving up on reading by candlelight, I was asleep by 8:30 p.m., woke briefly when the bedside lamp came on at 4 a.m., turned over and went back to sleep until 7 a.m.. I feel energized.

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

Oh my...what a spot. I liked the head and then...I saw 4 heads. Seems a bit overwhelming, indeed.

Christine said...

Was this in your area?
And was it a home there? WOW!

Love the subtle humor of it all.
Gnomes reading to bunnies, hairy heads, plus the elegance of it all.

Sandy said...

I would have loved this place. I also have a thing for owls and bunnies. So sweet. I guess the pergola and chandy were my other favorites.
Blessings~

TexWisGirl said...

wow, these are beautiful! i feel like i was just in a fine restaurant or two!

podso said...

How interesting and too bad you could not have eaten in your favorite garden. So restful yet so much to look at. Thanks for sharing the tour! Everything looks so healthy and green.

kathy b said...

I love the owl too! !

THanks Tanna for an amazing tour

Mereknits said...

What a beautiful treat for all of us, thank you.
Meredith

pattas said...

Beautiful garden.. thankyou for sharing all these lovely pics :))

no spring chicken said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day. It's been years? Decades?.. since I've been on a garden tour. My husband and I used to love to do home tours and garden tours. We loved gleaning ideas and dreaming. I forgot about that! You've got me going... :)

Blessings, Debbie

Mary Bergfeld said...

I share your love of garden tours. It is wonderful to see how some folks pull it all together. They are great places for ideas, but the work they require demands more help than my two hands can give. In my next life there will be staff :-). I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say personally I thought it was all wonderful and very pretty Tanna - have a great weekend and father's day for hubs. sandie

Jen Price said...

Wow! That's a garden I would love to spend some time in!

SouthernHeart said...

Gorgeous gardens...I probably would have just walked around saying "wow"...

California Girl said...

Sent this post link to my good friend, a Master Gardener. She flipped over the heads. She's going to try one now. One of these days I should shoot her gardens and post the photos. I just rec'd a new camera. I gave my previous one to my sons, enroute to Australia. I never replaced it til this week.

Awesome stuff.

Amanda said...

Looks like wonderful escapes from the realities of everyday life. Would love to have a little oasis like one of those. Complete with mosquito repellant! :-) thanks for taking us in the tour! Xoxo

Bonnie said...

I am catching up Tanna. This is so lovely. I know you and your friends had a great time. Thank you for letting us tour with you.

Shug said...

Oh wow wee. So pretty and full of interesting objects. I've always told my husband, that if I ever have a huge sum of extra money....I will be having myself a full time gardener. I certainly do appreciate a beautiful yard,

shug

Cindy said...

What a beautiful garden, I love it and those heads are wonderful aren't they.
Have a good week!

Vicki Boster said...

Tanna- I can't imagine living in a home with gardens like these-- although they are beautiful (!!!)--- I'd be more comfortable with something a lot less perfect. I would imagine that the homes were "really something" too.
Garden tours are great for inspirational ideas-- your photos are just beautiful-/
Vicki

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, This really is quite a beautiful place. I like a little imperfection too though ....just to make you feel at home. Blessings, Catherine xo

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH! I want to walk these gardens Tanna! SUCH FUN!

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