Barb Rosen
Barb Rosen
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Newark Garden Tour ~ 2013


Yesterday, June 8th, was the Newark Garden Tour sponsored by the Newark Arts Alliance. Fourteen amazing gardens were open for visiting and made for a day of inspiration. This diverse collection of gardens covered the gamut from vegetable gardens, habitat gardens, sculpture gardens, water gardens, to sunny and shade gardens. There was definitely something for everyone's personal tastes and interests. Our only problem was that there were too many gardens for us to tour in the five hours allotted and we had to miss two! What a good problem to have though.
An extra bonus was that each garden was unique and many of the homeowners were present to identify plantings and tell us the story of their own garden's evolution. It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their garden and it was wonderful to get to know these gardeners through their planting efforts. Even though there had been downpours the day before, you would never have known it, every plant was fluffed , trimmed and ready for viewing. Except for a few puddles here and there and some wet grass, the gardeners had righted any mishaps caused by the weather.
Here are some of the highlights, see the rest of the photos at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/newark-garden-tour-2013/
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Bee on an Itea (Sweetspire)
Bee on an Itea (Sweetspire)
Vertical Succulent Basket
Vertical Succulent Basket
garden vignette
garden vignette
Blue Hen Rooster
Blue Hen Rooster
frogs and lily pads
frogs and lily pads
Stone Owls on a stump
Stone Owls on a stump
Old Spring House
Old Spring House
Kousa Dogwood Blooms
Kousa Dogwood Blooms
Tall Alliums steal the show
Tall Alliums steal the show
painted birdhouse
painted birdhouse
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  • Barb Rosen
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Thanks, @Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne ~ that little tiny Canon of mine does a pretty neat job if I say so myself : )

  • Jay
    on Aug 22, 2013

    Lovely pics!

    • Barb Rosen
      on Aug 22, 2013

      @Jayashree Rajan ~ so glad you liked them, Jayashree! It was a fun tour!

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