garden tour

Emandden(z5 IL)May 6, 2004

Okay, they asked and asked and asked and we finally gave in. Our garden is going to be on the local garden tour in June. Any advice? We've never hosted one before....

Em and Dennis

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have people in my gardens on a daily basis due to my business (I own a flower farm) --here are a few of my suggestions.

Create lots of pots that you can plug in places where things are looking a little under the weather. Make them easy on yourself by using things you aren't paying a premimum for --ie - coleus, impatiens, petunias.

Don't go all out now just because you were asked --keep your garden as it is.. Remember, you were asked because it is already beautiful. Keep up on weeding every day by spending a half hour on any trouble spots so you aren't going wild in June trying to get the creeping charlie under control.

Use simple accessories to brighten the living areas --pillows, candles, bouquets of fresh flowers. Don't spend a lot of money --use what you have.

I heard of someone that had guests sign a guest book -- I think that might be a nice touch. And it would let you know where everyone came from.

And the most important thing is to relax and have a good time with it ---


    Bookmark   May 7, 2004 at 11:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Iowa Resources and Events
I've decided to finally put all my gardening resources...
Getting help cleaning up Iowa rivers and creeks
A lot of creeks and rivers being blocked from down...
iowa unheated winter greenhouse
I have been experimenting with growing spinach, lettuce...
Too early to plant?
I live in central Iowa. Is it too early to plant radishes,...
Keeping Bluebirds
I have 3 bluebird houses I bought at the Koszta church...
Sponsored Products
Savannah Gardens Tablecloth 70" Round
$108.90 | Horchow
Jardine table runner (red/grey)
Origin Crafts
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Kaleen Rugs Mystic William Blue 3 ft. 6 in. x 5
Home Depot
Area Rug: Mystic Europa Pewter 5' x 7' 9"
Home Depot
Lifetime Garden Shed
Nearly Natural Mixed Greens and Grass with Ceramic Planter Decorative Plant
Dryden Garden Wall Latte Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 10 In. Rug
$298.40 | Bellacor
NFL San Diego Chargers Grill Rectangular: 3 Ft. 5 In. x 2 Ft. 1 In. Mat
$35.95 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™