It was worth the extra effort.
I am always so inspired by the gardens I visit on garden tours. There are so many styles of gardening, there are always ideas to glean and apply in my own.
I love the use of colors and textures in these rock gardens.
Such a perfect color combination!
The plants are so lush and happy.
The gardens that appeal to me especially are the ones with whimsy and surprise in the details. A garden should be more than plants and shrubs and trees. The little extras and creative imaginings make them fun.
I love the stick fence around the herb garden, the fire hydrant and the old bicycle.
Hhmmm.....I could do this.
Boy do I love this combination of Lewisia and Thyme!
Now there's a whimsical scarecrow!
But this takes the cake for garden whimsy and creative use of redneck hardware.
We've got several rusty old pick-up trucks on our green acres...
.....but none as cute as this one.