Now for the continuing saga of a Sweet Bee and her Worker Bee as they tour gardens around the county....
Where Two Gardens Digress Dramatically!
This garden is on what once a peach orchard. The Victorian style home and gardens were started in 1980.
It's on 6 acres and HUGE! I'm pretty sure they have some help, don't you?
Can you see the cute little teapot?
I thought the little note was so charming. Click on it to read about their beloved willow tree.
Now can't you just see Baby Bee delivering a sparkling lemonade out to me on that porch?
And foxglove overload!
And delphinium overload too!
What is it about tall gangly flowers that appeal so much to me? Delphiniums, foxgloves, hollyhocks.....maybe because they remind me of that tall gangly fellow I married 22 years ago.....(yeah, I'm stretching it a bit, but just go with it people, okay?)
Each of the stops on the garden tour had a water jug cozy! Isn't that a cute idea? They seemed to match the decor and style of each home and garden.
And this is their kitchen/herb garden. One of the sons owns the most charming tea shop in Old Town Clovis and this is where he grows much of his herbs and veggies.
And now for something completely different!
This garden is a huge deep pit! Can you believe it?
The homeowners wanted to create a noise barrier for the traffic sounds
and apparently the guy working the excavator didn't get the memo that he was supposed to build rolling hills and instead just kept digging down and down and down........
This picture gives you a better idea of how steep the drop is.
And looking back, it really has the look of our local mountains.
All this in the middle of the city!!! (a city of 500,000 mind you)
I just couldn't resist a picture of these great chairs. (No, I didn't sit on them, but I was tempted!) They were painted to match the deck that overlooks the pit.
If you want to see Part 1 of our garden tour, please click here.
Come back soon if you want to see more of our tour (and I'll share my favorite garden then - I know, I know - I'm SUCH a tease)!
Thanks for buzzing by!