Week 16 – It’s tour time!!

This week we didn’t meet in the garden on Wednesday.  Our videographer has other assignments so some of the apprentices met on Saturday.  I thought it was a great opportunity to share some of the more subtle things in the garden to look for on the tour.  I didn’t know that was what the apprentices who went Saturday were going to talk about so my blog is sort of the same thing this week.  They talk about the different gardens and features.

I was walking around and was noticing lots of subtle things like the textures of the plants that are positioned together, and the color combinations.  There are no accidents in the garden or the container pots.  If you look closely you’ll see lots of symmetry.  What is on one side will be directly across on the other side.  When you look closely you’ll be amazed at the patterns, textures and color combinations that are carefully planned.

The garden was mystical and magical on Wednesday.  When I got there it was cloudy and the plants had lots of water on them from the rain.  It was really nice light.  It was quiet and I had the garden all to myself.  Some of us were going to go fertilize but I didn’t get the message it was called off.  I was glad I didn’t know because it was a special time in the garden.

The blog this week is what you’ll see on the tour next weekend.  The tour is Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, from 6:00 am to Noon.  Donation is $10 at the door and all proceeds benefit the Denver Dumb Friends League.  3030 W. 46th Avenue (two blocks south of I-70 on Federal).  When you go to the tour, it’s nice to take it all in and see the full effect, but look closely at the ground and what is around.  There are lots of secret gardens and the variegated foliage, and textures, and colors, and little plants hidden underneath the big ones, and ground covers.  So much to look at and take time to get closer to the ground and really look at what is hiding there.

Enjoy:(this is just a snippet and you can’t really believe it until you see it)

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Now, get out there and get gardening (or this week enjoy your garden)!!

To see this week’s segment on how to tour the garden, visit: http://www.9news.com/story/life/home-garden/proctors-tips/2014/07/17/rob-proctor-garden-tour/12777001/


About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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