Monday, May 2, 2011

What The Visitors Will Miss

There is no perfect day to have a garden tour, at least not in my garden. When you plan for a four season garden there are always blooms coming and going and it is hard to say when the ideal time to open the garden to visitor should be. The first of the tours in my garden start in three weeks and by then I'm afraid this display of Spanish lavender and roses will be past its prime, having already been in bloom for a good month or maybe longer. But other roses are just starting to open and there are only a few iris and daylilies doing their thing right now so as the season progresses there will be other scenes that come into their own in time for guests. And I always have to remind myself that although I will miss these beautiful beds when they are done with their first flush, they will still be lovely, just not so colorful.

8 comments:

ONG said...

The tour sounds incredible no matter what time of year. Best of luck with it.

Martin Neill said...

From what I've seen of your gardens the visitors will not be disappointed, so relax and enjoy!

HolleyGarden said...

What a lovely part of your garden. I'm sure there will be more for them to ohhh and ahhh over. But, I understand you wishing they could see everything at its peak.

Victoria said...

I live really close by to your gardens, I'd love to tour them! How would I go about it?

Hillary said...

Your gardens are always breathtaking!

Masha said...

I am sorry that arrangement will be past its peak for the visitors, but I am really glad I got to see a picture of it. Exquisite! I hope you will show us more :)

Sheila said...

Thank you all for the kind words! Victoria, at this time the groups that are touring the gardens are private, but if I am ever on a public tour I will be sure to post it on this blog so you can attend!

Delphine said...

Wow, magnifique !!