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
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 ---