Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saratoga's Secret Gardens, 2011

My sister, her daughter-in-law, and I set out late this morning for our annual trek around Saratoga as part of the Soroptimists Secret Gardens Tour. 
Despite the overcast day, we had plenty of company.

There were lovely vignettes...

...and awesome vistas.

There were clever twists.  Here, ordinary PVC pipe with a few slits became a vertical garden feature.
There was beauty in small spots and dappled shade.
There was garden art with attitude. Look at me!
There were tiny urban gardens that offered something to see in every nook.
After a lunch stop at the Country Corner Cafe, we finished the tour and came home with lots of ideas to try in our own gardens. If the rain will just hold off, I will be out weeding and digging and snipping spent blooms in mine tomorrow.