Last week Bill and I took a trip up to TC for the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City’s annual garden tour. This was his first tour, and my fifth. It, of course, had to be one of the hottest days this summer, and it was along one street with jaunts off into the small side streets. Traffic was heavy, and finding a parking spot difficult, but well worth the effort. Here are some of the garden sights: (click on image for larger view)

A beautiful front yard

A beautiful front yard


Decorative walk way through front yard's garden.

Decorative walk way through front yard’s garden.


More front yard.

More front yard.


Backyard lily pool.

Backyard lily pool (included frogs).


Small stream with waterfall to pool.

Small stream with waterfall to pool.


"Look, grandma, fish!"

“Look, grandma, fish!”


Another view of the pool.

Another view of the pool.


An artist in the garden! This is the front side, there were more artists in the backyard.

An artist in the garden! This is the front side, there were more artists in the backyard.


A planting of shade plants.

A planting of shade plants.


A serene backyard border.

A serene backyard border.


A sunny border.

A sunny border.


A shady border leading to...

A shady border leading to…


Another sunny border.

Another sunny border.


Beautiful large planter of coleus.

Beautiful large planter of coleus.

Advertisements