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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friday Fences - Old Louisville Hidden Gardens

This is the sign marking Garden 4 of the Old Louisville Hidden Garden Tour.  Each of the 15 gardens that I toured last week was marked by these creatively and humorously designed stick people which gave a hint of the personality of the gardener--and garden--you were about to see.  All of the gardens in this old neighborhood are tucked behind fences .  The fences are just as ornamental as the gardens:

Garden 4 had a weathered silvery gray wooden fence accented, at this time of the year, by plantings of bright pink Oriental lilies, climbing vines, planted pots and garden art:

Here are a couple of mosaics of the garden (click on image to enlarge) :

Clockwise:  cast iron planter, lily pond, mosaic glass gazing ball

Clockwise:  bird bath among the hydrangeas, fence art, topiary puppy, mixed coleus and impatiens

Linking to Friday Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer .


LV said...

A fence covered in greenery makes a lovely sight. The character looks like a scarecrow we had in the garden when I was young.

Jan n Jer said...

The hidden garden tour sounds like so much fun. Great pics Faye

Saun said...

Love how the vine is growing on the fence .

TexWisGirl said...

love the ivies on the weather wood fence. the pink blooms are the perfect compliment.

Carletta said...

You toured fifteen! If they all look anything like these photos what fun you must have had.
Love all the little details you've captured!

Jo's World said...

Love it all, flowers, greenery, bird bath, and mostly the welcome stick girl. Wouldn't it be fun to make some of those? I think I will try it!

Thanks for taking us along.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Brian King said...

Fifteen gardens? Wow! I like the vines growing over the fence and the flowers are beautiful! I bet that was fun!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the lady - she is too cute. very creative. the lilies are just amazing. what a beautiful color. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! So pretty the birdbath amongst the hydrangeas!

Betsy said...

Beautiful vines growing on the fence. I could gaze at pictures like this all day

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Faye, I love looking around other people's gardens as it is always interesting to see how there personalities show in their garden. For instance I am a lover of curves, and my handwriting is curvy, now I don't know if that is a co-incidence, but my sister is a lover of straight lines and her handwriting is very upright.
So it was fun to see that every garden you visited had a wonderfully decorated "person" at the front of their house, letting you know a little bit about their personality.
Thank you for the peek into the garden, I especially loved the pink lilies.
Have a lovely day,
Best Wishes

Gerald (SK14) said...

sounds as though they were having a scarecrow festival

Marie said...

So gorgeous! I really enjoyed seeing this!