Monday, 27 June 2011

Garden Club Tour-June

The Garden Club  toured  Lavender Blue Lavender Farm-- check the link to see the  picturesque shop and read the history of the area....

Fields of lavender.....



Owner Susan giving a  lesson in pruning and  benefits of lavender........





 Wonderful  little shop  filled with  unique  items  . Did I get anything ?  Oh yes, I purchased linen spray and  lavender balsamic salad dressing .



The second stop was Shades of Green  Hosta Garden.  Do check this link to see the many varieties offered and the lovely garden views..
We wondered thru  the paths finding   wonderful  hostas  , so many  colours and textures.
How impressive in  size when  hostas are left to develop over many years.



 Interesting  signs , what gardener hasn't said this?


I think this might be my new mantra!

Statues.


As we wove thru the paths Ivory Silk Tree blossoms scented the air.




The owner Lisa  spoke on   the hybridizing of  hostas  , tissue culture and seed culture...  we certainly got a  better  understanding of the cost of hostas from this talk. ...   
With every  garden event  find I am  learning something new or  seeing  a  plant combination want to try in  my own garden.

4 comments:

Rosanne said...

Is this a different lavender farm from the one we visited? Love the sign at the hosta place!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary,
Looks like it was a great tour. I have wanted to visit that lavender farm for awhile. Lavender is one of my favourite scents.

NO REASON NEEDED said...

My parents too were there recently for there garden club as well. Close to home for us, you right in my neighborhood and I didn't even know it.

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice! Love those types of tours.