Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kenilworth Garden Tour

I had planned on taking the garden tour in this historic community inside the city limits of Asheville, and with the passing of my Daddy Pops, felt it would give me a few hours where I would not be grieving the loss of my special senior chow.  This first house was owned by a professor at a local college, so he was glad to lecture on the plants he had acquired from around the world.  He was an interesting guy. 

I loved his unique stone home and the grounds.

On one of the paths through his property you come to this lake and he had a seating area where you could view the waterfall.  Pretty nice digs!

On my drive to the second house on the tour, I spied this sweet house in need of a rescue and I would love to get my hands on this!

Gardeners come up with such clever things to use in their spaces.  Old box springs were used as fencing.

This was her lovely potting shed.

Another garden with lots of acres to walk.

Monarda (bee balm) is one of my favorite plants.

Trees can be even more beautiful than flowers.

I stayed at this old turn-of-the century farmhouse garden for quite sometime and talked to the owner who had moved to Asheville from DC two years ago.  What a garden on only half an acre.  After all this work, she wants to move to an even quieter town and is considering mine, Tryon.  I hope she moves here and can give me some tips on how to grow these enormous veggies!

Such a pretty combo of colorful trees.  Tomorrow I hope to post what's up with the renovation.  I know you're wanting to see that mom!

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