Worker Bee and I recently celebrated our 22nd anniversary and we decided to go on a garden tour for our "date!"
What a wonderful day we had. The weather was wonderful - warm, with a cooling breeze. Our lunch out was a wonderful treat - yummy food in a casual comfortable restaurant. But I know why you're here - you want to see the gardens!
The Garden of the Sun
This garden is a demonstration garden. There are orchards of fruit trees and vines, beds of vegetables, herbs, perennials, and small-space gardening demo beds.
This is a gardener's dream!
Look at those foxgloves! Those are one of my favorite flowers!
(But wait until you see the next garden - it's foxglove overload!)
I kept telling Worker Bee what a wonderful location it would be for a wedding reception. (Good thing we have a few years before Baby Bee is ready to tie the knot!)
I just love herbs. I've always had them and I just love stepping outside to get fresh herbs for something I'm cooking. They always smell heavenly! They had a plant sale at this garden and I was hoping I'd be able to find a bay cutting and I did! We used to have a nice little bay tree but Worker Bee says he killed it. (I think we both did by moving it, but if he'll take the blame, I can live with that.)
One of my favorite gardens was the Children's Garden.
Why look! It's Hairy Potter!
Cute little crayons all over this garden as garden accents.
Right behind this fence is a parking lot for a KFC and a Carl's Jr. (Hardee's in other parts of the country) and you would never know it - so peaceful and pleasant.
This was a tangram garden.
This is a living sundial. You stand on the month, put your hands directly over your head and it points to the time. It pointed to 11 when I did it and it was exactly 10:59. Pretty cool, hunh?
Thanks for coming with me on part 1 of the tour! Much more to come!
Hope you can buzz back by like all those ginormous black bumble bees we saw!