Monday, June 20, 2011

Garden Tour/ My World

Sue's garden

Saturday the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library hosted a garden tour and - since I am on the Friends' board - I had a part in organizing it.  One of my "jobs" (Truly it was not a job but a pleasure) was to be a greeter in one of the loveliest of gardens on the tour - actually two gardens, a sunny one in the front yard and a shady one out back.

The mosaic is a taste of what you would have seen if you had  visited Sue's gardens.

Sue's backyard retreat

It was a warm day but the backyard was significantly cooler than the front.

A closeup of the fountain in the backyard

I am linking to My World.



48 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the close up of that gorgeous butterfly, your collage is wonderful.This place has so lovely energy, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Jo said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful garden with us. I belong/ed to a Garden Club while in South Africa and even hosted a day in my garden in 2009. Have a great day. Jo

see you there! said...

The backyard retreat would suit me just fine. I'll bet you were a wonderful "greeter".

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

I would say Sue has a wonderful and beautiful garden and you captured it very well.

I hope my computer will stay well for awhile now---MB

Malyss said...

I like the flowers, but what makes me think that Sue is someone really happy are those wonderful tall trees she has in her yard!I would be sooooo happy to have such big friends in my garden!

Judy said...

I love, love, love, Sue's garden!

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful garden, everything looks so green and the flowers are gorgeous. i wouldn't mind having a fountain in my backyard too.

Jenny Woolf said...

Love this peaceful spot!

kaye said...

what a beautiful summer day . . .

Kathy said...

Wish I had been in town. I would have loved to have gone on a tour of that beautiful garden! Love the swallowtail pic.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That garden is gorgeous.I would love to sit a while in that back yard garden.

Birdman said...

This garden looks so very inviting.

Tina said...

Very beautiful pics. The first I like most. :) LG Tina

clairz said...

We are having a series of over-100-degree days here in the desert, so these photos were like a wonderful vacation for me!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm not the gardener in the family but I enjoy looking at gardens and landscaping.

Great photos.

Kudo's to you for helping out.

VioletSky said...

I love going on garden tours and I think it is so generous of people to share what they have worked so hard to create.

ewok1993 said...

Oh how lovely. I'm pleasantly surprised that you're the second flower post I've visited today - make that 3rd as I too am featuring flowers.

Have a lovely summer.

RedPat said...

I saw a listing in The Star about the tour and wondered if you were involved! Beautiful shots.

Jarart said...

Lovely place and once again, a beautiful collage for us to enjoy!

Cheri said...

What a lovely spot. I love to take garden tours!

Carolina Mts

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is a fabulous back yard!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a fabulous back yard indeed! I could spend some serious time there!! Love your photos as always, such terrific captures, particularly the butterfly! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

What a beautiful garden. I enjoy garden tours and getting to see some of the private gardens in my City during open houses and it's great fun seeing one in your part of the world.

Spiderdama said...

What a wonderful garden. And that butterfly is so beautiful. Have only seen one like that in the butterfly park.
Happy week to you:-)

Benita said...

Beautiful photos!

Fjällripan said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I love your photo of the butterfly!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Such a beutiful garden - I imagine it was a very popular garden tour :)

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous gardens, to be sure. That looks like a wonderful, peaceful place.

snowwhite said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! Thank you for taking me to such a beautiful garden of Sue, which recharged me.
Have a great day!

Riet said...

Wonderful gardens and so nice to have a warm and a cooler side equally lovely.

Rose said...

Oh, I bet you did have fun!! Lovely place.

Becky and Gary said...

Oh my, that is something I would love to do. Must have been a really fun time.
B.

Randy said...

I would love to have backyard retreat like that.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, lucky Sue, and lucky you! What a delightful place. I love the cool back garden.
I was just looking at our rather straggly back yard and thinking, "Well, at least it is shady most of the day."
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Elisa said...

Have a nice week :)
Greetings
Elisa

Dawn said...

Oh so pretty! What a fun job... A garden greeter!!!!

Jack said...

Sue's garden looks wonderful, EG. I like house tours and garden tours. When I worked in Columbus, I lived in a historic in-town neighborhood called German Village, which last year had its 50th annual Haus Und Garten tour on the last week in June. I will miss this year's tour, now that I no longer live and work there.

Good for you in volunteering to help. Without active volunteers, no community is strong.

Ann said...

Sue's garden is relaxing.

Janie said...

Sue has a beautiful garden. LOve the butterfly pic and the columbine.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that swallow tail butterfly is great. And the garden looks a splendid place to explore.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - you can find out how my kids did when they first saw snow at:
http://payingreadyattention.blogspot.com/2010/09/and-now-theyve-seen-snow.html

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

NatureFootstep said...

seems like a job I would love to have. :) It is a very beautiful garden where you can spend a lot of time without getting bored. :).

Ishtar said...

Wow, what a beautiful garden!!

Indrani said...

That is a beautiful garden and a lovely collage, almost like a bouquet. :)

anemonen said...

Fancy flowers and a beautiful butterfly. Butterflies are the favorite insects. I wish that the garden was mine.

Limar said...

What a beautiful garden! :)

Jacob said...

I'll take either one - front yard, or back yard. Love the butterfly at the end, also!

Stephanie said...

What a lovely garden setting that is. I see you have very tall trees like here in BC.

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