Sometimes, when arriving in a neighborhood, it's obvious which garden is on the tour!
Salmon swimming through Japanese Blood Grass.
I recently learned that our native Mahonia berries are edible but have a strong taste. I'll have to give it a try although I much prefer to leave them on the shrub to admire. They last a long time and provide food for the birds
"Filled with huge forest trees and lots of shade when I moved here in 2009, I now have a full-sun 1/3 acre, with landscaping increasing and lawn decreasing each year.
I'd seen a bicycle wheel with colored plates in it at a previous garden I visited in the area. Turns out, Cindy is the one who makes them along with her friend who lives across the street.
I admire well-placed empty pots. Mine somehow always get filled with a plant or ten for some reason.
Lots of space for more plants!
"I began introducing some landscape trees last year, following our blazing summer. Includes a small city lot orchard with fruit, berries, grapes plus lots of raised vegetable beds. "
You may have noticed that Cindy likes chickens. They're such cute and goofy birds!
Oops, the pot fell and spilled it's contents all over the bed!
Colorful potting bench. Look at that cool tub to hold soil. Wouldn't it be great to have something like that?
Cindy uses a lot of color in her garden spaces which makes her garden a cheery and happy place to spend summer days.
A quick and less expensive way of having glass in the garden.
A nice surprise is that Cindy's friend and neighbor also held her garden open even though it wasn't listed in the NPA book. We'll tour that garden another day. Thank you Cindy for opening your beautiful garden for the enjoyment of all!