Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk

Last weekend, several of my Master Gardener friends joined me for a garden tour in the lovely town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  This tour featured a wide variety of gardens - large and small, formal and casual, sunny and shady.  We enjoyed about a dozen different gardens on a beautiful sunny and mild day along the Mississippi River.

Here are some of the highlights.

Won't this Allium be gorgeous when it fully opens?

This lady is in the process of changing her "Yard" into a "Garden."  Each year she has less grass and more garden.  Only a 4' x 12' section of sod remains.  Her small front yard is sunny but the backyard is a shady retreat! 
The outdoor garage/shed had a surprise inside!
Yep, that's a double-seater outhouse!!
This historic home had a lovely backyard featuring this huge Linden tree.
 What a lovely place to dine!  This wisteria graces the outside eating area of this restaurant.

Here are a couple of pictures of my tour buddies.  What a great day!

I couldn't end this tour without a photo from my garden. 
Hope your own gardens are bringing you tons of beauty!! 
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My Garden Diaries said...

There are so many stunning shots from your garden tour friend!!! Oh my! I love that circular garden! How stunning is that and oh...all of the blooms! So glorious! That looks like the perfect day with friends! I just loved this!! And your blooms are beautiful from your own garden! Happy gardening this weekend! Nicole xoxo

Charla said...

Your photos are amazing. What a lovely day trip. Thanks for sharing.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great pictures! I bet it was so much fun to see all of the gardens in person.

Have a great day!

trishie said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!! I can think of few things nicer than a walk in that lovely garden

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a lovely tour. The flowers are gorgeous. I am sure you all had a great time walking through those pretty gardens. Great photos too. Thanks for visiting me. I do appreciate you stopping by.