Saturday, July 14, 2007

Neighborhood Garden Tour #3

Hope everyone is having a wonderful GTS! We are having a hot, humid one. Temps are below normal in the Dallas area, and rainfall is way above. I went out to take some pictures of my yard and with all the weeds and MOSQUITOS (not to mention the MUSHROOMS I've begun growning!!!), I decided to call it a day and post this wonderful home I visited in Dallas. On my old post, I wrote about visiting a home and garden knowing I would just love the owner. The same is true about the home below.

Luscious, wonderful flower beds!

Aren't they wonderful?!


I love whimsical gardeners...



Sweet front porch




Notice the hand painted address on the step





Ohhh! This was a fun one to visit!
Yes, the garden voyeur has been at it again!








23 comments:

Bar said...

Good morning! I just came to your blog and saw the pictures of your neighbourhood garden tour...and this made me curious. So I also "visited" your garden and I liked it very much. It's always interesting to read and see, how gardens look in another climate zone. I'll come back again, hope you don't mind.
Have a good time and enjoy your garden. Greetings from Switzerland!
Barbara

Barbara said...

Sorry, the comment was so quickly posted....I didn't want to be anonymous! Barbara

Mark said...

Great pictures from your garden tour, i also think humour in the garden is fun, not sure though if i could fit a cow in mine....Lol


Cheers Mark

Laurie & Chris said...

Great pictures. That sure looks like it took a lot of time to plant. We just went on a garden tour last weekend. It is neat to see how other people garden and to get new ideas for your own gardens.

Have a great day.

No Rain said...

The home and garden in the photos is so lovely and old fashioned. Just what I pictured as a child as the perfect place to live. Is there a white picket fence?

Michelle said...

WOW, someone spends *ALOT* of time on that!! Isn't it incredible? Very nice! Happy GTS! :)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely garden Chris, I've enjoyed it temendously. That cow!!!!! LOL And the people who live in that lovely house sure love colour. :-D

MrBrownThumb said...

Chris,

Thanks for the pics. That is one lush garden...which goes against what I'd imagine Texas gardens to look like.

Sorry I missed you yesterday for GTS.

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Barbara, thanks for stopping by. I am always amazed at the span of space these blogs reach. I so love to hear and see how gardeners garden in other parts of the world (and country, for that matter!

Hi Mark, the cow was a little over the top. It was what I noticed first, though and then the flowers.

Laurie & Chris, I absolutely love garden tours. There aren't enough of them out there for me so I create my own! Your garden tour photos were wonderful.

Hi No Rain, I believe there was a picket fence demarcating the back yard. Yes, it is a perfect old fashioned house. Don't you just want to see what the inside looks like? I do!

Michelle, Many, many hours, I'm sure. It's not far from Weirs in HP, so I'm thinking she might have had a little help. I would have loved to meet the owner.

Hi Yolanda Elizabet, I'm glad your back from your travels. I have missed you!

Hey Mr. BrownThumb, no worries. There are so many GTS bloggers now, I visit a few every day. It usually takes most of the week for me to get through everyone's. No, this is NOT the typical Texas garden although this year we have had so much rain, there is no typical. Some of my plants are literally rotting. Thanks for stopping by!

marga said...

Wow....what a pretty garden, so many flowers. I love the cowe in the frontyard.

Connie said...

What a lovely home! And the gardens just look so naturally a part of it.

Andrea's Garden said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Don't think I have ever seen a front yard like that during all my years living in the U.S., most had junipers and other types of evergreens in the front as part of their landscaping. No wonder you'd enjoy a luscious sight like that. Great pics, thank you! Andrea

ina peppels said...

hello i am Ina from Holland ,i often visit blogs al over the world and so i came to see your s to ,it s lovely so full of colour and your porche i like it to ,i m sore that i come bag to take a look at your garden ,will you take a visit to my blog as wel?
www.tuinfreakina130260.web-log.nl

joey said...

There is a lot going on in that garden but beautifully pulled together, framing the charming home. So enjoy your garden walks ... hope there are more on your list!

Annie in Austin said...

This summer is sure a different one in Texas - all those annuals might need hand-watering twice a day in a 'normal' year.... not that anyone knows what normal is anymore! The abundance of bloom is unbelievable!

We went on a tour last weekend, Chris. It was a pond tour, but ponds are usually surrounded by gardens ;-]

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

farmingfriends said...

Just seen this and love the cow in the garden!
Sara from fsrmingfriends

chigiy said...

What a ga...ga...gorgeous yard. I love the porch too. I'm a porch girl.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

That is beautiful. So mch work.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I have some intense watering to do today. That seems like all I am doing out there every day.

Leonie said...

Oh wow, I just love that garden, especially the cow and of course all the beautiful flowers. What a pleasure to browse through those photos, thanks.

Kylee said...

WOW!! That's a lot of flowers and lovely colors in one place!

MA said...

Chris,

To get the Flickr badge, go to Flickr, then to the place where it says 'Upload Photos,' and halfway down the page on the right is the place to click to create a badge.

Good luck!

Mary Ann

Curtis said...

Looks very curb appealish. And a lot of time planting and maintaining it. Verry Pretty.