It’s the beginning of the GARDEN TOUR season and I have been busy visiting gardens all over Massachusetts. I enjoy Garden Tours, they enable my voyeuristic streak. This year I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some truly individual gardens where I have learned something from the gardener which I hope to incorporate into my garden. From a gardener in Cambridge I saw his fabulous Martagon lilies and he shared the name of a nursery where I can get them; a gardener in Needham has a small berry orchard and so much more…he told me about a great place to source leaf mulch; in other gardens I kept seeing Henry’s Garnet itea and eventhough I knew of the plant I hadn’t seen it in a garden and didn’t recognize it. I asked the name and am now determined to have one or two in my own garden. I don’t always learn something when I visit a garden, so when I do I feel doubly lucky, one I’ve gotten to see someone else’s garden vision, and best of all, I have learned something new.
So from now until the my last Garden Tour visit this year, which will be sometime in September, I will continually ask myself “What makes a good Garden Tour?” I know what I think, but I’m more interested in what you think. What do you think makes a good Garden Tour? Write me and let me know your opinions.
Images from Gardens on tours