My Favorite Garden Tour

by Sherry
A couple of weeks ago Steve and I spent a beautiful Spring day at the Historic Home and Garden
Tour in the town I grew up in.  The area is walking distance to a pretty lake and many of the streets are still paved with the original brick. The entire neighborhood is shaded by giant oak trees covered with moss.  Homes on the tour were built from 1912 to 1927,  the styles range from Bungalow to Mediterranean.Today we will take a look at the gardens and yards.  I’ll be back later with photos of the homes.

Below are pictures of my favorite garden….the pictures don’t do this beautiful garden justice.


 We had one of these giant oak trees in the back yard of the house I grew up in.  I spent many
happy hours in the tree house dad built.  My legs and arms were usually covered with purple
dots of Mercurochrome from playing in the moss.  If you lived in the South in the fifties and
sixties you know all about red bugs and Mercurochrome.
The neighborhood also has lots of tropical plants.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you at the Open House party starting
 Wednesday evening.

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Divine Theatre April 3, 2013 - 12:35 am

Oh. My. Goodness! This is beautiful! Those TREES! Thank you so much for taking us with you!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home April 3, 2013 - 12:37 am

Beautiful gardens! Love the brick pond and those trees are amazing!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR April 3, 2013 - 1:00 am

Sherry, this is beautiful! I can see why you fell in love with this one. I see lots of great ideas!!!

Ron April 3, 2013 - 1:18 am

What a gorgeous yard! The landscaping is perfect!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest April 3, 2013 - 1:39 am

Oh so pretty!

I would trade you anything if I could have that instead of snow right now!

Looking SO FORWARD to my garden coming alive again!

[email protected] Charm April 3, 2013 - 1:56 am

Thanks for the tour! Yes…I know all about re bugs here in the South:)


LisaS April 3, 2013 - 2:52 am

Beautiful photos! Especially the water feature, that one is my favorite 😉

Linda April 3, 2013 - 3:15 am

WoW! This is so lovely! There's still snow on my lawn yet but it is finally warming up. I would love to be able to escape among gorgeous plants such as these.
Thank You for visiting me today, Sherry, and for your really nice comment. And, thank you, too, for the feature! I'll be sure to check it out. EnJOY your week!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

PamLuvsPink April 3, 2013 - 7:05 am

Hi Sherry!!!

The yard is gorgeous and the trees are so huge and beautiful!!

I love a street that is lined with tall trees and different plants. Love the brick!!!

Have a great week!!


Jenny April 3, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Stunning! I'm so itching for lush greenery right now, and seeing gorgeous gardens like that just makes me long for it all the more! Love those huge oak trees too. Thanks for sharing!

Reply April 3, 2013 - 12:41 pm

That tour must have brought back so many wonderful memories! I had totally forgotten about mecurochrome!
gorgeous photos,

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch April 3, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Sherry I love those trees with the Spanish moss, so lovely. I wish I could have gone with you.

Kelly April 3, 2013 - 2:44 pm

I think there is nothing more beautiful than the huge old oak trees draped in spanish moss over a bed of green grass. Just gorgeous! I love the brick paved walkway too. The south always has the most beautiful gardens. Looks like you grew up in a wonderful neighborhood!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles April 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, to have a garden like that. And the gardener to take care of it! 🙂

Cynthia April 3, 2013 - 3:43 pm

I love, love this garden the landscaping is beautiful. I could just sit and sip some iced tea and read. Thanks for sharing this with us.


hron April 3, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Oh, thank you so much for taking me along on the tour of gardens!!!! This is one of our favorite activities and we so enjoyed your beautiful photos!

[email protected] Designs April 3, 2013 - 7:53 pm

I miss the tropical plants and the St. Augustine grass!!
Beautiful gardens Sherry!

Kathy A Delightsome Life April 3, 2013 - 9:01 pm

This looks PERFECT – I would have loved it!

Judy Biggerstaff April 3, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Beautiful tour Sherry, our snow is finally all gone in Kansas City area so I am ready for Spring, bring it on.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That April 4, 2013 - 4:21 am

It's breathtaking!


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