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.
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
20 thoughts on “My Favorite Garden Tour”
Oh. My. Goodness! This is beautiful! Those TREES! Thank you so much for taking us with you!
Beautiful gardens! Love the brick pond and those trees are amazing!!!
Sherry, this is beautiful! I can see why you fell in love with this one. I see lots of great ideas!!!
What a gorgeous yard! The landscaping is perfect!
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!
Thanks for the tour! Yes…I know all about re bugs here in the South:)
Beautiful photos! Especially the water feature, that one is my favorite 😉
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!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas
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!!
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!
That tour must have brought back so many wonderful memories! I had totally forgotten about mecurochrome!
Sherry I love those trees with the Spanish moss, so lovely. I wish I could have gone with you.
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!
Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, to have a garden like that. And the gardener to take care of it! 🙂
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.
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!
I miss the tropical plants and the St. Augustine grass!!
Beautiful gardens Sherry!
This looks PERFECT – I would have loved it!
Beautiful tour Sherry, our snow is finally all gone in Kansas City area so I am ready for Spring, bring it on.