Sunday was the annual garden tour. I made it through all eleven gardens in six hours and thirty degree heat. I'll dot some of the 139 pictures I took through upcoming posts. Today I want to show you my number one favourite from the tour.
I can tell you are excited....not. This is going to be hard to explain and I'm not sure the images really capture the story but here goes. This was a garden created in a clearing in the forest. The beds are laid out in concentric circles to mimic the leaves, petals and stamen of a flower. In the centre is a round bed, seen above.
The watering device in the centre turns 360 degrees and reaches to the outer circle. Plants who get upset about wet leaves are planted beyond its reach.
Rope trellis for tomatoes and further out fruit bushes. These had separate watering systems.
The beds were only about 30" inches wide. The planting was very precise.
Those strict lines seemed to result in dense growth. I suspect there was some filling in with a second planting. The whole garden was surrounded by a high picket fence. Empty pots were scattered throughout to encourage weeding.
Carrot beds were on 20" high cement bases and then surrounded by Reemay fabric to outwit the carrot rust fly which is a low flyer. The CRF is a big problem in these parts.
An arbour provides a spot to sit. Beyond it a chicken coop.
Whimsical, practical, with a hint of mystery, it couldn't fail to delight me.