Garden Tour! part 2

Hello again—the last part of our Garden Tour features some
blossoms, and some neat Do-It-Yourself projects.  I can tell
that’s what you’re good at.

We arrived at one property, climbed a hill from a huge grassy
area, and when we got to the top of the hill, there was silence.
Pure silence.  The silence you hear when you wait and
listen after the computer is turned off at night.  That kind of
quiet.  I took a picture of the “silence”, but the day was so
bright and beautiful that photos were over exposed.  But I
remember what I was feeling at the time.  It would be nice if
you could instill that little bit of silence into your own garden.

sounds of silence

sounds of silence

Walking again, we happened upon some great stone steps with a fabulous
accompanying garden—–with “Hello!” red digitalis!

New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour June 7, 2014 066 steps #6

Yes, red digitalis, known as “sunset digitalis”

sunset digitalis! ©booksandbuttons

sunset digitalis! ©booksandbuttons

Are you clicking to enlarge photos?  These plants are outstanding–
so tall and straight–

We left and went along to the next property—and were pleasantly
surprised to see this charming old church along the way:

St. Philip's Episcopal Church, New Hope PA

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, New Hope PA

At the next site I took some closeup photos of BLOSSOMS—that’s
what we’re here for, right?

dahlia about 6 inches across ©booksandbuttons

dahlia about 6 inches across ©booksandbuttons

agripanthus africanus---but you already knew that, right?

agripanthus africanus—but you already knew that, right?

alium--see the bumblebee?

alium–see the bumblebee?

Ready for the bunch of Do-It-Yourself projects?

New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour June 7, 2014 058 sm stonework #6

You’ve got the old stump. I know you’ve got the stones . . .

I love this gate!

I love this gate!

simple log bird house

simple log bird house

a no-brainer--look how a simple GRASS path makes a difference!

a no-brainer–look how a simple GRASS path makes a difference!

I don’t know if this shed is a Do It Yourself project, but it’s wonderful–
a place of refuge for the tired gardener—yes, we do get tired!  With these
two photos, we end our Garden Tour.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

garden shed

garden shed

sit down---while you think about your garden . . .

sit down—while you think about your garden . . .

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8 Responses to Garden Tour! part 2

  1. Mary Jo says:

    Beautiful! So refreshing to look at, and hear the quiet. Love that bumblebee, so busy at work. I hope to revisit this garden post again, just to meander and feast my eyes, and maybe sit on the little black chair.

  2. Buttondeb says:

    Great photos, and they look even better enlarged. (Your reminder to click is well taken!)
    Love the DIY examples. I’m putting stones on my big ol’ tree stump today!

    • booksandbuttons says:

      The photos weren’t my best that day—it was so bright out.
      (Oh, that’s right, blame a sunny day!) It will be fun to
      select stones for your stump sculpture I bet.

  3. Stefanie says:

    What a wonderful tour! Thanks for taking so many photos and sharing! You must have had a great day 🙂

    • booksandbuttons says:

      We were lucky to have such beautiful weather for the tour.
      So many photos? I took 127 photos—but didn’t think you’d
      all sit still for that many! Thanks for comment.

  4. FictionFan says:

    Thank you – I feel relaxed and refreshed now. Which never happens when I try to deal with my own garden… 😉

    • booksandbuttons says:

      I think these gardens have the help of
      professional gardeners—and that makes
      all the difference, doesn’t it?

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