This week I got an exciting email…………The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour tickets would be available in April………..This very popular tour has been postponed the last two years due to Covid. Usually, there have been nine distinct gardens to meander over the two days of Mother’s Day weekend. I can hardly wait!
As I write this, we are due for our third snow of the winter. In the South, where I live, we usually have no snow. As little as two inches, completely shuts everything down. But, you just wait out the weather, because the next day will likely be in the high 60’s. So, I’m pouring over my Atlanta garden photos dreaming of Spring!
My selection for today’s SOS, will be from one of the Atlanta Connoisseurs Gardens from 2019. I related to this garden, because like mine, it was mostly a forest! The owner designed the garden himself, and helped with the labor under his direction. He did not hire a professional landscaper to do the design or work. He told me that his wife kept buying more and more plants for the forested back yard and finally he was compelled to do something about it! My hubby has also felt the pressure to DO SOMETHING out there!
This garden, I called the “Woodland Retreat Garden” because that it what it was turned into, with a lot of work (and money) The backyards of this neighborhood had a rather large stream to deal with, so one of the first things he did, was add a smaller stream in his garden to drain into the larger one………….There was nothing, but scrub and trees when he started this project. Now look!
There are different paths, taking you in many directions in this garden…………
You cross the new creek several times!
This is the larger creek behind all the neighborhood homes…….. He has landscaped right down to it!
In addition, to all the lovey plantings, a good garden also has visual interest and height. This garden did not fail!
I hope you have enjoyed the six photos from this garden today! Are you looking forward to garden shows in your area? If you would like to see more photos from all of the nine gardens on this tour, look at the TAG section of the blog, and then select Atlanta!
If you are new to Six On Saturday, the instructions are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday! So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you soon in the gardens! Cady