Saturday and Sunday, Mary Lou Heard had their Garden Tour. Some were only open on Saturday, some on Sunday, and some both days. My friends and I went yesterday, Sunday. The weather was sunny and beautiful with a light breeze. We selected only 6 gardens and we were not disappointed.
However, I must say that none of the homes were water wise.
The first garden was a Cottage Garden and I really loved it. The lady and her husband did all the work. Lots of beautiful flowers and garden art.
This was the entrance to their home. For all of your rooster lovers look above the door. She had many, many rooster all over her garden. The next two pictures are on each side of the front entrance.
The maiden hair fern was so lush and green.
The hydrangeas were stunning, oh so blue and big.
This was the walk way up to her front entrance
The other side of the driveway going into her backyard.
This was the first thing we saw as we entered her garden a Fairy Garden. They were so busy having a tea party.
A old mail box with Miss Henny Penny, and her baby chick nesting.
A old wagon with such a pretty combination of flowers.
A bakers rack with lovely bird houses and that beautiful speckled chicken. It had a great rusty
A old push lawn mower with lots of flowers all around it.
A old table that was painted for the garden with a pretty metal rooster.
Numerous shelves with bird houses, chickens of all sorts and many interesting items.
A better view of all the lovely things she has.
There were lots of hanging flower pots in the trees and that old wagon.
I loved the Garden Lady pointing to her flowers.
This was a little patio off of the house in the back yard.
This is a garden lady on her gate going into the back yard. I didn't notice her until we were leaving.
Everything in her garden was so well thought out.
This was the side yard before you went into the back yard. She is the last house on the block and has a lot more land than the rest of the homes.
My friend had to have one more look. This is the first Garden Tour that she has been on. I must say this was my very favorite garden.
This was the second garden with a lovely bridge and pond.
What a lovely spot to sit and relax.
Great dining area with lots of flowers.
Another water feature
This was a really cute bench.
This was a older couple who took care of this garden and it was so lovely, they had flowers, a pond with fish, and vegetable garden. There were many beautiful garden sculptures that their son had made.
I loved this bottle tree in their garden. This is the last house on our tour. They had 2 acres of land.
Beautiful big turtle statue and notice the sign.
They had succulent plants, vegetable gardens, a movie area on the green, grape arbor and a terrific swimming pool.
The statue was made of tin and he was so unusual, playing the accordion. Notice the grape arbor behind him.
They had three spouts of water coming out of the deck into the pool.
Looks like I was trying to help him play.
Well that is it for the tour and we had lots of fun. Had lunch at Mimi's Restaurant. Got our strength back and took off to see the rest of the gardens on our list.
This last home had so many succulents for visitors. I picked up about 4 since I do not have any and it looks like that will be all in most California gardens, if we do not get rain. This is the worse drought that California has ever had. I am seriously considering get rid of my lawn and putting in pea gravel. Grass it the biggest water hog ever.
Hope that you enjoyed my little tour of Southern California's garden. There were 35 homes on the tour from Long Beach to Yorba Linda.
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