Sunday, July 24, 2011

Garden Tour 2011


It's been a busy weekend here at Buttermilk Cottage.
We were part of our neighborhood garden tour.
Most (all) the credit for the garden here 
goes to my sister Nancy's efforts.


My job for the day was to sit on the front porch,
to welcome visitors,
offer them a glass of iced tea,
and send them around to
Nancy in the backyard.



Nancy has named the garden, "The Catbird Garden."



Although I am not a gardener,
I am a cook,
so I have my own little plot of basil
just outside the backdoor.




Our garden shed is an excellent example
of turning a sow's ear into a silk purse!


An old bench no longer worthy of seating can still
 be put to good use in the garden.



Notice the window boxes upstairs. 
They're new since last fall.


Here's proud "Nanniepannie"
ready to show off her garden.
Please visit her blog here
to get the full garden story.

9 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Your sister has made a lovely garden! Your job was important too. Someone has to serve the tea and direct "traffic"!!

Best,
Bonnie

Debbi said...

oh my gosh! Her garden is so inviting, I certainly could sit a spell there. And what a wonderful idea for that shed, especially the repurpose of the crib springs. I have been on the hunt for one of those and also some railings, they are great to repurpose for gift wrap rolls!

Sallyford said...

What a gorgeous garden! Adorable, thank you so much for sharing , Sally x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful garden tour!! Nancy has done a wonderful job gardening and I love your basil!! I would love to have been there to enjoy sitting on the porch with you enjoying some tea! blessings ~ tanna

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The garden is very pretty and what a cute shed. It is so hot here in Virginia all the plants and the grass are frying!
xo,
Sherry

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous gardens. I just became a follower of Nannie pannie last week! Too funny.
Have a great week.
xoxo,
Kim

Privet and Holly said...

What beautiful gardens.
You and Nancy are working
hard to keep them looking
that fine! Mine are all
starting to look a bit
wilty by this time in the
summer.....And I love
Black-eyed Susans, too : )
xx Suzanne

Marilyn said...

B E A U T I F U L !! ♥♫

mytwocentsworth said...

An absolutely marvelous and inviting estate! Your candlestick collection is truly unique and quite covetable.

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