Trailwood Garden Walk 2012 Part 2

This was probably my favorite house on the walk. It began in yesterdays post and continues on here. It was neat and tidy with unique little things, but it didn’t seem overly done. She had some beautimous pots, the kind I would love to have. My copying is not always this successful.

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The Peanuts Champ scoped out every single bird bath we came across. She likes a more natural look in the garden, therefore she is not drawn to many that are….flamboyant. She has recently decided she wanted her birdbath to have a pop of color. When she saw this one she just kept saying “ oh yes…yes, yes!”

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The Peanuts Champ asked the homeowner where she purchased it. She said at a garage sale :(  It had a crack in it and it wouldn’t hold water so she purchased the adorable bowl at Aco Hardware, now it is truly a bathing apparatus for the birds.

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I stopped at Aco today to see if they might have another. There were two, neither one nearly as cute as this one. I declined.

They also had a bird cafeteria at this home. A real smorgasbord if you will. Many of the homeowners we spoke with said they were very deliberate with their plants and the locations of birdfeeders, for their personal viewing pleasure. i have observed this with Honey. He likes his hummingbird feeder right outside our door wall, where he can watch them from the dinner table. It is surprising how often they dine together!

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I like a good climber, this one was variegated.

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The second of The Back Door Neighbor photos of me, as she says, "doing your photo thing….." thanks Tammi TBDN!

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Delicious licorice and purple.

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This one seems patriotic to me.

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Very gentle.

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Hanging from their hot tub. Precious.

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A water feature. Honey would approve.

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Love that sweet little purple bell.

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I liked this fellow, made out of a rock.

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Next house. This porch was D.E.C.O.R.A.T.E.D.  Loved those pots and their spillage.

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A reading area on the front porch.

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Yes, yes I do.

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This angel was pouty, next to a purty pot.

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I liked their edging materials too. Why so interested in the edging this year? We also discussed mulching quite a bit. Some mulched, some were heavy mulchers, some did not mulch at all. To mulch or not to mulch, that is the question. Mulch is an odd word, if you ask me.

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I am seriously in like with this sedum. And how cute is it in that clog???

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Who doesn’t need a snail?

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This gal also had these shiny beads in all of her birdbaths. It looked very nice, but it may have bummed out the birds.

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It said in the little feature notes that this gal buys most of her garden doodads from garage sales. She was a heavy garage saler. I didn’t even take pictures of a quarter of her little things! She arranged it nicely.

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Colors everywhere.

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LOVE.

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She was quite fond of frogs.

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And turtles. Who wouldn’t love this feller and his purple pansy girlfriends?

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Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure walking through gardens with you!

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4 Comments

  1. Back Door Neighbor said,

    June 29, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    More smiles this morning!! Thanks CapriKel!!!

  2. caprilis said,

    June 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Love your tours, wish I could join you!

  3. Barb said,

    June 30, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    You stopped by ACO? How nice of you!

  4. deb said,

    June 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Lovely photos of the gardens, lots of good ideas….really appreciate your sharing them!


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