Garden Tour

During father’s day weekend, I went on a garden tour in the west 7th neighborhood in the cities. It has a lot of historic charm, so I was interested to see how people would be able to create a space for their gardens in the city. As we wandered, it was fun seeing the unique touches each homeowner had.

I loved the bright porch at one of the first locations.

I loved the bright porch at one of the first locations.

My favorite parts of the tour was the details in each garden. Even the smallest places were bright and beautiful. Some of my favorite details were anything from hanging baskets to cute statues. With some of the touches, I felt that it would be easy to forget they lived in the city.

One of my favorite statues from the tour.

One of my favorite statues from the tour.

Another thing I appreciated was the creative solutions people had with their gardens. Some people had limited space, but they were still able to create what they needed. One family had a couple sheep that live in their backyard. That way, the sheep mowed their grass for them.

One of the two sheep that helped mantain the yard.

One of the two sheep that helped mantain the yard.

Another homeowner had container gardens due to concrete foundations on her property. Despite the limited amount of space, she had a plethora of plants. She did a great job disguising the concrete and making all her plants fit. It was a lot of fun to see her ingenuity.

Berries and other fruit seemed to do well.

Berries and other fruit seemed to do well.

The next garden we visited was a community park. It was fun to see the different cultures represented, and explore the area. My favorite part was a gate that led to a quieter part of the garden. It seemed like it was getting good use, and looked like a very nice park.

A section of the gate.

A section of the gate.

I really enjoyed the garden tour. It was a pleasant surprise to see the variety in each neighborhood, and the different uses of each space. It was fun to see more of the cities, and experience culture.

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