Thursday, May 8, 2014

APRIL FLOWERS & GARDEN TOURS





On Saturday and Sunday I went on the Mary Lou Heard's Garden Tour.  It was a beautiful weekend for garden tours.  There were so many gardens to see that it is held on both days.

We only went to one on Saturday and it was  a English Country garden.  Beautiful roses, foxgloves, delphiniums, camellias and larkspurs.  In the center of the rose garden is a lovely three tiered fountain.  The hummingbirds love the  fuchsia`baskets.  A very large avocado tree and gazebo shade some of the back yard.  There is a stunning Eden climbing rose bush over the trellis in the front year.



The rest of the pictures are in the back yard.




This is Jerri Cunningham's 1916 California Craftsman home, located in Old Towne Orange.  There is a 100 year old avocado tree  planted when the house was built.  The Potager, or kitchen garden is a must see with a fresh vegetable stand and there is a lovely garden room which was added on later by Jerri..  There is also a "English Potting Shed" filled with collectibles throughout the years.
Jerri has been featured in Romantic Homes Magazine a few years ago.

The front porch

This is a side view of the front porch



English Garden Shed
Inside of Garden Shed a lot of vintage items.


This is the garden room.


Don't you just love that old desk .... and all the lovely vintage linens.

Under the avocado tree - what a great place to sit and have tea or to take a nap.


This next house once belong to a big farm and was sub-divided - the house is the original home


This is a beautiful pond cascading down and the little house to the left was the foreman's home.  The owners made a guest cottage out of it.

My camera's battery needed charging so I didn't get to take more pictures.  We toured two more gardens and I sure was pooped when we finished.


This is my black iris - it's such a deep purple that it looks black.






Well, I hope that I didn't bore you will all these pictures, but I just love seeing all the beautiful flowers in bloom.  My garden has been dead headed and waiting for new roses to appear.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will leave a comment.  We (Waldo and Lili) all love reading them.

Mary
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114 comments:

  1. Oh what a wonderful day! I love the rose arbor it is gorgeous!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  2. Thanks so much Amy Jo - have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  3. Wow Mary what beautiful gardens and such lovely flowers! It looks like you had a fun day and thanks for sharing all of those gorgeous pics of your tours.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. There was another garden that would knock your socks off - I have toured it before and is one of my very favorite gardens,, but my camera went dead. Had a wonderful day on Sunday.
      Happy Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  4. Wow, those gardens are just amazing, Mary! And yours are gorgeous too, of course! Too bad your batteries died. I love that garden shed, it's just adorable! I sure would have fun with one of those in the back yard. And all of the roses and potted plants, the gazebo, the fountain, well, I just love it all! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I liked Jerri Cunningham's garden very much, but the one I really loved I couldn't take pictures because the camera died. I have been to these a couple times before and it is always such a joy to see what new things they have in the garden. I would love one of those little garden sheds and fix it up.
      Have a great Mothers Day - I know Katie will be giving lots of kisses.
      Mary

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  5. Hi Mary, What a great tour of the gardens. They are just amazing and so inspiring. I love all the details and great ideas for planters and display. The Garden Shed is wonderful. Mary your Iris is gorgeous. I have never seen one that deep purple and almost black. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing the tour with us. Love it!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day
    Hugs

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    1. Wish you could have gone with us. There were a few gardens in San Juan Capistrano, but was a little to far for me. Jerri Cunningham's home is really very pretty and a true Ca Craftsman's house. She had painted a Hollyhocks sign above the door, couldn't see it very well due to the vine covering the shed.
      Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day and get ready for the HOT weather again.
      Mary

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  6. I can't pick just one favorite picture...what a treat, Mary! I can only imagine how much fun it was. I really love Jerri's home. Oh, how we all have such different yet beautiful gardens!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks so much Jane, it really was a lovely day. Jerri's garden is one of my favorite's. She does many lectures and has been featured numerous times in the paper and in Romantic Homes. When you enter her garden you are taken back in time to the early 20's with all the old favorite plants. Hollyhocks, roses and hydrangea's - truly magical.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  7. What a wonderful garden, I really should plan on going on the tour next year, I had forgotten has nice it was. So happy that you were able to go and have such a good time. There is nothing more fun than visiting charming, and inspiring gardens.

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    1. I really enjoyed the tours - always come back with ideas and then kill myself trying to get them done LOL
      I'm getting to old to dig holes, should only be pruning.... I only got to go on 5 gardens, but spent a lot of time at each one. I really enjoyed talking with Jerri and taking in all the lovely vignettes.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  8. Hello Mary! I am so glad you came to see my irises this evening. I read your post earlier in the afternoon and fell in love with your black iris. It is a true beauty. I don't always get to comment anymore but my kiddos are asleep now so I can catch up on commenting. I am also impressed with all of your roses in bloom! The California sunshine is amazing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I feel honored that you took the time away from your busy schedule to read my post and comment. I love iris - I have so many different colors. I noticed today that some of them are changing colors, especially the pink,red and butterscotch ones. I think they are going back to when they were grafting them. Like a rose does sometimes - back to what they rooted them with other roses.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  9. I really loved visiting that garden with you! It's very inspiring. And your iris is so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Magali, I am glad that you enjoyed the post. There were some really beautiful gardens.
      Happy weekend.
      Mary

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  10. I love the front porch! It looks so romantic.. I wish I had a porch like this one :)

    Greetings!

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    1. Yes, Jerri's porch is so pretty and she keeps it looking so nice. Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  11. Oh, what lovely pictures of beautiful gardens and such - sure enjoyed this tour with you, thanks for sharing!

    And thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  12. thanks for sharing such lovely places I feel like I could sit and read for awhile surrounded by all the beautiful flowers visiting from thrifty groove have a great day.

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    1. Yes, I love to sit outside with a cup of coffee and read my magazines - smell the flowers and take in all the beauty that God has provided for us.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  13. Oh my goodness! Mary, how exciting! Both houses are so very charming, bright and beautiful! How much work it must be for these owners to tend to their pretty flowers, keep the grounds and porches looking tidy, as well as elegant! Thank you for taking us along on these wonderful garden tours; they're so inspirational!

    Happy weekend, sweetie!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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    1. I really enjoyed the gardens - they were all so special and it was a beautiful day also. You can tell that each gardener was so proud of their accomplishments. We had terrible winds all week before the tours and they kind of beat up some of the plants. But, being real gardeners we knew what havoc the winds did to our gardens. I could take in a garden tour each week. There were 43 gardens on tour Saturday and Sunday, but being that I have COPD I could only get to 5 of them, but I did spend a lot of time taking in all the beauty that surrounded us.
      Thanks so much for stopping by Poppy, you are a dear sweet person. I wish you a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  14. What an adorable home and garden you visited I also love your black iris! Thank you for visiting my blog from Kris's at Junk Chic. I followed you too. xoxo

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  15. So glad that you liked my post. It was a fun day visiting all the lovely gardens - gave me lots of ideas - now all I need is a handy man to do all the hard work LOL
    Have a great Mothers Day.
    Mary

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  16. Lovely garden tour... thank you for bringing me here Mary! Oh now I need to fill up all those empty flower pots in my garden... soon ;) Thanks for the inspiration

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Cielo

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting Cielo. You will have your pots overflowing with beautiful flowers soon. So glad that you liked my garden - I have about 100 rose bushes, lots of iris and about 10 hydrangea bushes and numerous plants.
      I can hardly wait to see your lovely home in bloom.
      Happy Mothers Day to you also.
      Mary

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  17. What beautiful gardens. I am trying yo get some things done in my tiny yard but it is slow going tor me. Oh how I dream of having a garden lilt yours. And these you have shown. Have. A lovely day. And thank you for visiting my blot. Hug Karie

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    1. Many thanks for the kind comments. I know the feeling - it takes me a long time to get anything done and then sometimes I have to hire a young man to help. Thank God for friends children.
      Have a wonderful Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  18. What beautiful gardens. I am trying yo get some things done in my tiny yard but it is slow going tor me. Oh how I dream of having a garden lilt yours. And these you have shown. Have. A lovely day. And thank you for visiting my blot. Hug Karie

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments,Karie. Hoping that you had a wonderful Mothers Day. It takes me a long time to get things done in the garden - can't get down to well anymore and when I do get down it's really hard to get up - the dog stands there so I can hang on to him LOL
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  19. Hi Mary....so nice to meet you. I love that garden tour....I could live there! I love California! Seems to me to be beautiful almost all year long! I am adding you to my blogroll so I don't lose you!!

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    1. So glad that you liked the Garden Tour - I always get so many ideas from them. Yes, we are blessed with perfect weather, except when it get TO HOT, which we are expecting starting tomorrow. Lots of watering to be done then.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  20. Hi Mar, loved seeing all the beautiful flowers, the one place you visited looks like a store, did they have stuff for sale too...love your iris, the color is always so amazing...I know it's a lot of work keeping it all up and with our California weather that's 24 seven lol....thanks for sharing all the great photos...Phyllis

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    1. Glad that you liked the tour and my garden. No there was nothing for sale - the little shed had vintage items in there. It was really very cute. Jerri has been featured in the Home and Garden section of the Register and she also had a article in Romantic Homes a couple of years ago. Jerri is a very nice lady and I like her alot.
      See you soon - want to see your chest.
      Mar

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  21. OH MY!

    What beautiful gardens. I love that little shed- oh to have a little cottage in the garden of my cottage!

    I grew up in the orange groves of West Covina and remember vividly when our groves were cut down and my "playground" became rows and rows of tract houses.

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    1. I can remember when we moved to Anaheim in 1963 a lot of the land around our house was Orange Groves and then smell so good when they were in bloom and we also had strawberry fields too. Now all that is gone. The strawberry fields are under the high electrical wires, but quite expensive.
      There were 43 gardens on tour, but 5 was all I could take in. You should come down next year.
      Hope you had a great Mothers Day.
      Mary

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  22. Mary, Thanks for sharing the beautiful garden tour photos!! I love them. Your deep purple black Iris is gorgeous!!
    Happy Mother's Day to you too! And yes I will be spending lots of time next week watering my newly planted seedlings. The heat hopefully won't be too bad!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. So glad that you like the garden tour photo's. I really enjoyed the tour.
      Your post on your garden was beautiful and your gardens are to die for.
      Have a great week - I think we are in for HOT weather, but your cooler than we are.
      Mary

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  23. What a fun and inspiring garden tour. Do many gorgeous flowers and ideas. My garden is starting to have blooms all over. I am anxiously waiting fir roses and peonies which will mske their grand appearance next month. Thanks for visiting me. Happy mother's day

    Janet

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. What a crazy year we have had with weather all over the country.
      So glad that you are finally getting spring. We skipped spring and are going into Summer. Will be in the high 90's and 100 starting tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely flowers.
      Hope you had a great Mothers Day too.
      Mary

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  24. Oh Mary - how inspirational !
    ( I may love yours most of all ) I'm so tired all the time from our reno's that all I can think of when I see all of these is how heavenly it would be to take a nap amidst all of that beauty !!!
    Thanks for sharing - and special thanks for letting me know about your post - I needed a good dose of this!
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. So glad that my garden tour and my yard was an inspiration for you. You have worked so hard getting your new home the way you want it - it is terrific. Now you just need to go sit by the pool, have a cool drink, read or look at magazines and relax. I am sure your yard/garden will be very pretty when your finish, but you need some down time.
      Have a great week and hope that your Mothers Day was terrific.
      Mary

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  25. I so loved seeing this garden tour! Really darling!

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    1. Thanks so much Bernideen - it was a lot of fun. Now I want to re-do the garden LOL
      Mary

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  26. What a gorgeous garden....I love that it has so many wonderful roses and many garden vignettes...and how amazing that the avocado tree is 100 years old!!! Thanks for taking us on the tour with you!!!!
    Hope you had a great Mother's Day!!!

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    1. The garden tour was a lot of fun and got lots of good ideas and I am already working a couple of new vignettes - will post later. My favorite was the one with the 100 year old tree - so relaxing.
      Have a terrific week.
      Mary

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  27. I love going on the garden tours each year. I missed this this past year because of the circumstances in my life but they can be wonderful to experience. I don't think it is as dry in Orange and on toward the beach area. I think your garden tour was much prettier than the ones I have been to in Riverside.
    Take good care, my friend! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Isn't May passing quickly though?
    Love,
    Mona

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    1. So glad to hear from you Mona, I was beginning to get worried about you. Next year you and your husband will have to go with us. We had a lot of fun and got so many gardening ideas - I am already working on some new vignettes. One of these days I am going to make it out to see you.
      Get ready for the heat wave, ugh to hot.
      Have a wonderful week dear friend.
      Mary

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  28. Wow! Lovely gardens! Love the "real gardens by real people"

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    1. Yes, it was nice to see the gardens that the home owners do all their own work not professional gardeners.
      The home owners were all so nice to open up their gardens for the 100's of people that toured their gardens.
      Mary

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  29. One of my favorite things to do! How lovely! I enjoyed all of your beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks so much Jacqueline, it was a lot of fun, but sure was tired when we got home.
      Mary

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  30. Mary,
    What a lovely home tour. There are so many interesting things to look at. I really like the bed with the rose linens under the avocado tree. The front porch is so charming. I love to look at front porches on homes. I can get ideas from them, and often it tells you a little bit about the person. That old desk is a beauty too.

    We were just in So Cal for Mother's Day, and it was such a fun trip. The girls went out of their way to make it a special day for me. I will do a post about it soon.

    Have a wonderful week, Mary.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks so much Sherri - it was a fun tour - there were 43 gardens on display and we only went to 6 and that was more than enough for me. My favorite was the CA craftsman home with the lovely front porch, garden shed, etc. Jerri is an amazing woman and so interesting.
      Looking forward to your mothers day post. - So glad that you had a wonderful time with the girls.
      Mary

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  31. How absolutely beautiful the gardens are! That's one of my favorite things to do when they are available. My best friend and I are going to a garden tour in McKinney, TX in June. I've been before and it's fabulous.

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    1. So glad that you liked the post. Oh what fun to go on a tour with your girl friend and I know you will have a great time.
      Thanks so stopping by.
      Mary

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  32. Such a lovely tour. I love seeing the way people fill their gardens with different varieties of flowers and plants. I'm inspired to get out in my own yard.

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    1. After I tour the gardens I want to change things up in my garden. I am working on some new vignettes for my gardens. Had a young man here yesterday helping me move things that were to heavy for me and plant my veggies.
      Have a great week and I;m looking forward to seeing what you do in your garden.
      Mary

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  33. Beautiful Garden Tour. I checked out your post last Thursday, but I didn't leave a comment. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner and leaving a comment.
    Joyously,
    Betty

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    1. I am now following you Betty and look forward to your posts. So glad that you liked the Garden Tour.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  34. ALL that beautiful profusion of flowers and color everywhere and here we can't really put annuals and veggies into the ground until the end of May! SO YES I enjoyed it / loved it :)

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    1. I know how that is as I lived in Ohio until I turned 21 and I left due to the terrible weather and moved to Sunny California. So glad you like the garden tours. We had no winter so it's been non stop with flowers all year. Hopefully you will be able to get your flowers in soon.
      Mary

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  35. Mary, I was just in So Cal, and it's such a wonderful place to visit. I go there often, and it would be so nice to meet someday.

    love,
    ~me

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    1. Let me know when you are coming down again and I would love to meet you - I live in Fullerton and I am close to 91 and 5 freeways so getting around is no problem. Wold love to get all the So CA bloggers together and meet each other.
      Have a great weekend.
      Mary

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  36. I have enjoyed the trip to So Cal by seeing your pictures. If i get a chance to travel i will never miss it. I liked it very much!
    It happened to visit your blog. I'm very much impressed and enjoyed reading your posts and pictures. I'm following your blog now to come back to your site again. I'm glad to invite you to visit my blog, leave your valuable comments and follow my blog at "Join this site"

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    1. I will be following your blog too. Let me know if you ever come to So CA would love to meet you. I live close to Los Angeles.
      So glad that you enjoyed the garden tour pictures and my posts.
      Have a terrific weekend.
      Mary

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  37. I am looking forward to the garden tour season. Even though your battery died, you did manage to capture some very nice vignettes. I bet you arrived home exhausted, but inspired.

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  38. Yes, I was really tired from walking and being out in the heat, was a very warm day. But, it was worth it. One of my favorite gardens didn't get any pictures taken and I was very disappointed. Glad you enjoyed the photo's.
    Have fun on your garden tours.
    Mary

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  39. What a wonderful tour! I love the display with all the vintage items! Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

    Happy day to you friend!
    karianne

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    1. So glad that you liked the garden tour. My favorite gardens are the cottage gardens.Have a wonderful week Karianne.
      Mary

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  40. O, I did,indeed,enjoy the garden tour. I know you enjoyed it very much.
    xo bj

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    1. So glad that you liked the tour. Bet you are enjoying that beautiful new Summer House and the pool. I probably would be all wrinkled from being in the pool so much.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  41. Hi Dear,
    oh what a beauty - so much sweet little details around! Can't stop starring!!!
    Thank you so much for your very nice comment and your sweet visit!
    Have a great time and all the best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I love going on the garden tours and seeing everyone's lovely gardens.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  42. My oh my! I so enjoyed the tour. The gardens and vignettes are truly beautiful, and so unique!
    Loved it.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. So glad that you enjoyed the garden tour. I loved seeing all the lovely vignette and what they have in their gardens.
      Have a wonderful week, Patti.
      Mary

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  43. Oh Mary just gorgeous. Love all the beautiful colors. What a great tour. I bet you had a wonderful time.
    Kris

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    1. I knew you would love to see all the beautiful flowers since you are such a great gardener. hope your plants survived the snow you had. Have a wonderful time in Florida after that terrible winter in Chicago.
      Mary

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  44. Bore me?
    Au contraire!
    Sights for sore eyes..
    So much to see..
    You must have enjoyed every inch.

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      Mary

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  45. Mary, I love garden tours and would never be bored! You got lovely photos. That Eden rose is gorgeous! I love the cozy feel and the flowers are gorgeous! I want that garden room! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yes, I loved that garden room also. Each garden was lovely, but my very favorite was the Craftsman cottage with all the little vignettes.
      Have a great week, Jann
      Mary

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  46. Now THIS is my idea of FUN Mary!!!! I love a garden tour and these photos are amazing! Love, love, loved it. Thanks so much for taking us along!
    hugs from here...

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  47. So glad that you like the garden tour, it was a lot of fun. I believe there were 43 gardens on the the two day tour, but I could only do 5, but I loved every minute of the tour. So many great ideas ..
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Mary

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  48. What a great tour and lovely images! I love this gardens!
    Markus

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  49. Hi Mary and I loved the tour! So many beautiful ideas and lovely flowers! Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet wishes for our new adventure.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  50. beautiful gardens - wish I liked to garden because I just love looking at them!

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  51. Mary,
    You were born on a Friday? Jess was too! It was a long time that I delivered my little ones, but it seems like yesterday.

    Here's to Friday's Child! You are such a special blog friend to me.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  52. Hi Mary and what sweet comments and I would love to meet up with you someday! You never can tell! :) I'm so glad I've gotten to know you in blogland.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  53. I so enjoyed this post. I remember going on a wonderful century home and garden tour in Hudson, OH. It was beautiful too. I love English Country Gardens. They are my favorite. When we first moved out here in the country I out in perennial country gardens. After my husband got sick and I didn't have time to care for them they finally went to weeds and succumbed to ivy takeover! I'm going to hunt for photos of my gardens back then and do a post on them. Thanks so much for showing us these tours. I love the gorgeous roses. I still grow a lot of foxglove in my front gardens.

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  54. Yay! Looks like I can comment now! Thank you so much for popping in to see my Little House. Looking forward to really getting my hands on it.
    Be a sweetie and Happy Memorial Day,
    Shelia :)

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  55. Hi Mary. What beautiful gardens. I just love taking those kinds of tours. We had a tour up here awhile back but it always seems to be too early to show much beauty. Not like your area where there are so many pretty flowers all year long. Your garden in looking just as beautiful as ever..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Thanks so much Judy for your kind comments. I love going on the garden tours, but I sure do get pooped if it's hot. I like seeing what everyone else is planting and what their design is.
      Mary

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  56. Thanks Mary for popping in to see me! I'm so glad you're liking my Little House.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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    1. Love your little house and it will be perfect for you, since you will be traveling a lot. I know your getting excited to move close to those beautiful grand babies.
      I'm still having a little trouble with Google - off and on.

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  57. that was great fun, i love all things garden and to get to snoop into everyones back yard sounds like loads of extra fun! thanks for visiting my blog today, nice to meet another gardener~

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I do love gardening and love seeing everyone else'
      Marys gardens.

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  58. Mary, these gardens are pretty, and I especially love the inside of that little cottage with the vines growing on it. But, from what I've seen your garden should be on a tour. Every time I see photos of your garden, I am blown away by the beauty. laurie

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  59. Hi Mary ,

    Wow the Garden Tour was just beautiful ! .. I Love the Fresh Vegetables stand that was just adorable !

    Blessings
    Sara

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  60. Hi Mary,
    Just wanted you to know that I actually have dark brown hair. It looked a little blonder in the first picture, as I had lighter hair when I was a young girl. Thanks for stopping by. I always smile whenever I see that you have visited.

    Have a nice Sunday, Mary.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  61. Hi Mary, I love garden tours and these yards are beautiful! Thanks for taking us along.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  62. My favorite picture was the iron settee under the avocado tree what a wonderful picture
    I have never seen an avocado tree , I live in Missouri

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  63. I just met you tonight over on Kris' blog. I love this post. I was raised in LaHabra Heights and truly enjoy seeing all of the garden's. Brings back some great memories of my childhood and young adult life. I'm in AZ now therefore I don't have the beautiful gardens that I remember. Blessings, Cindy

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  64. I just read your post over at Junk Chic Cottage and I enjoyed learning so much more about you.

    I absolutely love that yellow and red toile fabric I see peeking out in a couple of the photos.

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    1. Thanks Carol for your sweet comments. I love toile fabric and have it in almost every room. Black/white in den and red and white in my bedroom. I made the drapes in all of the rooms. I found the chairs and bench in the living & dining rooms at Stein Mart on sale Yea - great price.
      I'm just like you love colors inside and out.
      Have a great restful week. You should see my "TO DO LIST" - it will take a lot of time.
      Mary

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  65. Hi Mary, loved your spotlight over at Kris'. I'm your newest follower, and Kris featured me on Feb 1 if you'd like to know more about me. I love your work history - that's a job (events mgr) I always thought would be fantastic. We have a few things in common - gardening, junking, and geography...you were born just 2.5 hrs away from where I live in West Virginia. :) I look forward to reading more of your blog.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. I loved all my jobs - they were exciting, and lots of work.
      I have tried to sign up for your blog, but can't find google or email - what am I doing wrong. I would love to follow you.
      Thanks for your great comments. I'm from Clifton Forge which is about 1.5 hours from the West VA border.
      Have a super weekend.
      Mary

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  66. Wow what a masterpiece of gardens. They are very inspirational and makes me want to go in the garden and start styling. I love the vine creeping over the garden shed. So charming, and very whimsical. Like a little fairy house. I'm glad I stumbled upon your lovely blog. I am your new follower.
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Blessings,
    Aida

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I do love to garden, but now that I am getting older it is getting harder and harder to take care of things. I will be following you.
      Have a great week.
      Mary

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  67. Hi Mary,
    What beautiful homes and gardens. So wished I had a green thumb :-) Thank you for sharing and for stopping by for a visit and becoming a Sweet Follower. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Your newest follower,
    ❤️Ana

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  68. So much inspiration! Thanks for taking us along on the Garden Tour. Cherry Kay

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