Welcoming Garden Visitors

My husband and I had a fun morning meeting and greeting neighbors and a few special friends who stopped by today.  Our garden was among seven gardens in our community on the first annual neighborhood garden tour.

The weather this spring has been unseasonably cool and today was no exception. It was overcast and cold, though the sun did peek through a few times. Many plants that normally would have been in bloom by now could not be coaxed to flower in time for today’s visitors, but there were enough blossoms to make an ample display.

It is satisfying to share the garden with others so it was well worth the effort and preparations of the past few months. Now with this tour milestone met I can relax my pace for a day or two and enjoy some quiet time in the garden.

24 thoughts on “Welcoming Garden Visitors

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Charlie. I remembered to prune the Clematis this year and we’ve had cool weather that perhaps has helped it develop well. The individual flowers are very large.

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  1. Cathy

    It looks so peaceful in your garden! The irises are so lovely against the white fence. Glad the open day was a success.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. The irises were a favorite with the visitors yesterday and they are my favorite too. The garden brings me a lot of peace.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Judy. Wish I knew the name of that white iris–it’s almost outrageously large. This may be the best year ever for that Clematis.

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  2. Pauline

    It is so rewarding opening your garden to friends and neighbours isn’t it. I’m sure they were delighted with your garden, it is so beautiful and peaceful. Your iris and clematis put on a show for you!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks very much Pauline. Yes, it is rewarding to share the garden and folks were very kind yesterday. Nice way to meet some more neighbors too.

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  3. Linda Jay

    What a delightful day. I am so lucky to live in the neighborhood! Thanks for being such a gracious host (David, too). It was cold for this time of year but your welcome was warm and serene, as always. All seven gardens were uniquely special making it such a great outing. Thanks again.

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  4. missinghenrymitchell

    Apologies for being redundant, but your garden does look beautiful. Relax and enjoy–with all this damp weather, it’s the perfect time to sit by the window with a cup of tea and admire the results of your hard work!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks so much for your nice comment. The weather is distinctly different from last year. The cooler temperatures have really slowed things down in my garden and prolonged the bloom times, so guess it all works out. A nice cup of tea sounds perfect.

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  5. Alberto

    Hi Susie! Your garden looks amazing, I bet none of your guest has been disappointed with the visit! I love the pictures from behind the dark bench, it’s a perspective you not often show but I love it. you have a lot of irises too, I love the white one, it looks rather big, right?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Alberto, you’re very kind. The bench is new and I’m still trying to work out where to place it. I had planned it to be in another spot, but it looked very lost so I moved it under the maple for now. Wish I know the name of that white iris–it does have a huge flower. Thanks for your comments.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Malc. I agree with you about sharing the garden with others. And this has already led to promises of plant exchanges, so that’s going to be fun. Thanks! Susie

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