Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Garden Tour


 
 
Thanks for visiting!

 
A couple of weeks ago Steve and I spent a beautiful Spring day at the Historic Home and Garden
Tour in the town I grew up in.  The area is walking distance to a pretty lake and many of the streets are still paved with the original brick. The entire neighborhood is shaded by giant oak trees covered with moss.  Homes on the tour were built from 1912 to 1927,  the styles range from Bungalow to Mediterranean.

Today we will take a look at the gardens and yards.  I'll be back later with photos of the homes.


Below are pictures of my favorite garden....the pictures don't do this beautiful garden justice. 






 

 
 
 We had one of these giant oak trees in the back yard of the house I grew up in.  I spent many
happy hours in the tree house dad built.  My legs and arms were usually covered with purple
dots of Mercurochrome from playing in the moss.  If you lived in the South in the fifties and
sixties you know all about red bugs and Mercurochrome.
 
 
 
 
 
The neighborhood also has lots of tropical plants.
 
 
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Open House party starting
 Wednesday evening.
 
xx,
Sherry
 
Partying this week at:
 
 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

Oh. My. Goodness! This is beautiful! Those TREES! Thank you so much for taking us with you!
xo

Andie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful gardens! Love the brick pond and those trees are amazing!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, this is beautiful! I can see why you fell in love with this one. I see lots of great ideas!!!

Ron said...

What a gorgeous yard! The landscaping is perfect!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh so pretty!

I would trade you anything if I could have that instead of snow right now!

Looking SO FORWARD to my garden coming alive again!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Thanks for the tour! Yes...I know all about re bugs here in the South:)

Blessings,
Linda

LisaS said...

Beautiful photos! Especially the water feature, that one is my favorite ;)

Linda said...

WoW! This is so lovely! There's still snow on my lawn yet but it is finally warming up. I would love to be able to escape among gorgeous plants such as these.
Thank You for visiting me today, Sherry, and for your really nice comment. And, thank you, too, for the feature! I'll be sure to check it out. EnJOY your week!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Sherry!!!

The yard is gorgeous and the trees are so huge and beautiful!!

I love a street that is lined with tall trees and different plants. Love the brick!!!

Have a great week!!

Pam

Jenny said...

Stunning! I'm so itching for lush greenery right now, and seeing gorgeous gardens like that just makes me long for it all the more! Love those huge oak trees too. Thanks for sharing!

thepaintedapron.com said...

That tour must have brought back so many wonderful memories! I had totally forgotten about mecurochrome!
gorgeous photos,
Jenna

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Sherry I love those trees with the Spanish moss, so lovely. I wish I could have gone with you.

Kelly said...

I think there is nothing more beautiful than the huge old oak trees draped in spanish moss over a bed of green grass. Just gorgeous! I love the brick paved walkway too. The south always has the most beautiful gardens. Looks like you grew up in a wonderful neighborhood!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, to have a garden like that. And the gardener to take care of it! :)

Cynthia said...

I love, love this garden the landscaping is beautiful. I could just sit and sip some iced tea and read. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Cynthia

hron said...

Oh, thank you so much for taking me along on the tour of gardens!!!! This is one of our favorite activities and we so enjoyed your beautiful photos!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I miss the tropical plants and the St. Augustine grass!!
Beautiful gardens Sherry!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This looks PERFECT - I would have loved it!
Kathy

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful tour Sherry, our snow is finally all gone in Kansas City area so I am ready for Spring, bring it on.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

It's breathtaking!