Garden adventure

On Saturday, a friend and I went on a garden tour in what I’d call a rural/bedroom community. Their population is around 10,000.

We saw a variety of beautiful gardens, traveled dirt roads, hiked through the woods between a couple of gardens, and bought fresh peaches on our way home. It was a good day!

Instead of showing you plants, I’m going to share some other things we saw. Hope one or two bring a smile. 🙂

Happy Monday and first day of August!

About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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46 Responses to Garden adventure

  1. Nancy says:

    How fun was that! I loved all the fun pictures… but the Zip Line for kids was my favorite! How fun!
    That flower at the beginning …
    S T U N N I N G !
    Happy First Day of August!

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  2. Judy, you find the most fun things on your garden outings! Enjoyed all the photos. Happy August!

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  3. Murphy’s Law says:

    This is the best collection of fun and creativity I’ve seen in a long time! Worth another trip next year. There’s a ‘white-ish’ section of tree against the tree fort that looks like a standing bear to me!

    Those little piggers are too darned cute for bacon! Say it ain’t so!

    Glad you had such a fun day with your friend. And fresh peaches to boot!

    Happy Monday and Happy August.
    Ginger

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    • It is always fun to see what folks enjoy and how creative they are. There was another tree house I forgot to photograph because I got distracted by the zip line. It was a beauty, and it had a huge slide to exit from. It was a hoot. Fresh peaches mean peach pie, and it was mighty tasty.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    Lots of smiles here, Judy. I love that tree fort, and the rock sculpture (and the pigs).

    I hope you got some of the rain that passed through here.

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  5. I can never figure out how stone balance art works. I have trouble putting one brick on top of another without it falling off!

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  6. What a fun day that must have been! Love all the images, especially the vernal pool and the massive rock garden!

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    • A better photographer with a real camera could have caught the beauty of that vernal pool. It is serene and situated between her garden area and the lake they live on. The view is spectacular. I think I’d have a chair right there so I could just sit and relish in the calm. I cannot tell you how many of the gardens had those massive stones as borders – young homeowners with strong backs and good tractor equipment. 🙂

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  7. What a garden adventure! I particularly like the tree fort. Their tomatoes look like mine—a tomato forest.

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    • I wish I could have captured that hand welded tomato cage better – it was awesome! He had used tall rebars and then welded arms on them. The tomato plants grew up and the arms supported them. There were six plants there, and they were loaded with huge fruits. There were other plants in regular supports around the edge, and they were 1/3 the size of those. You have a forest, and I have a desert. 🙂

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    A nice variety of garden styles and art. Great source of ideas!

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  9. Joyce says:

    Wow! Right out of a gardening catalog! The sculptures are so creative and tastefully placed. The walkway and pond so inviting…I’d love to step right into the scenes! But I’m most impressed with the tree fort. What a heavenly place to snuggle up with a good book and escape the world!

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    • The garden walkway with those wood rounds was truly captivating because of its uniqueness and practicality. You were with me in spirit Saturday when one of the homeowners proudly said she was getting ready for ‘Grandma camp.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell her I knew the ‘Queen’ of Grandma Camps so I just listened. 🙂

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  10. I’m always so so amazed how creative people can be in their gardens or yards. That rock garden is exquisite. – Marty

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  11. Denzil says:

    Rock sculptures look so impressive, but I wouldn’t fancy their chances in a wind!

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  12. I love garden art and have a hard time finding pieces that aren’t overly cutesy. The metal art in a few of the gardens were wonderful. And, the zip line… how great would that be?… although I hope the parents have good insurance 🙂

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    • Garden art does run a wide range of items, and these were interesting because they were so unique. Oh, that zip line was something, and I got distracted and didn’t get a photo of the gigantic playhouse that went with it. The Mom said it was a Covid project, and her kids were so over it but their friends loved it. Good insurance would definitely be a must.

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  13. Oddment says:

    How wonderful! Literally — wonder-full. What a good getaway that must have been. My favorite is the pond; I could spend a long time there, and, if someone were to INSIST that I have a glass of wine (white, chilled, and sweet, please) while I sit and stare, well, I’d just have to. I’m a fool for white flowers, and so that top portrait made me stop in amazement. It says zinnia at the top of your blog — that’s a zinnia? Whatever it is, I covet it. Thanks for taking us along!

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    • You are so right – it is a Dahlia. It was one of those that I think they refer to as ‘dinner plate.’ It was huge and beautiful. I corrected it. Thank you! That pond actually belongs to a MG friend. She keeps it looking wonderful, and a chair and a cold glass of a good white wine would be a wonderful way to spend some time. There were several people there, and I didn’t want to walk down right to it and encourage others to do the same, but closer photos would have been better.

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  14. Everything about this was cheerful and relaxing. Must have been a wonderful outing.

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  15. Great photos Judy, and what a lovely day walking through pretty gardens and hiking through woods. I like the hen tractor, a great way to fertilise the garden. The first photo ( Dahlia?) is gorgeous.

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  16. There’s nothing nicer than a day out with a kindred spirit enjoying all your favourite things. That dahlia is a stunner. Happy August to you, Judy.

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  17. I’m so worried about the lack of rain it’s hard for me to see much else. It’s supposed to hit as high as 105 this week. That’s freaking HOT. Anyway, we got 10 mintue of rain today. It wasn’t a lot but hey, every little bit helps.

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  18. That sounds like a genuinely awesome day. 🙂

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  19. Marilyn says:

    I enjoyed your travels through the gardens. You always seem to find interesting places to visit.

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  20. pbmgarden says:

    Looks like fun! Friend, gardens, fresh peaches, yes to all. Chicken tractor?

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  21. Jade Edge says:

    Looks like a lovely place.
    ‘bacon not pets’ xD

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    • I had quite the conversation with the home owner about his raising three to four pigs each year to provide food for his family including parents and siblings. He was quite proud of how they treat them during the year and how they handle all of the processing themselves except for smoking the bacon. 🙂

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  22. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos. I like the rabbit sculpture. It’s one of those things I look at and think “I could do that,” knowing full well I won’t do it! Happy August

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