This tour never dissappoints so lets take a look at the first garden.
As I follow the driveway to the back I can't help but be wowed by the neighbor's garden on the right.
Here's a great way to use vinca minor. Supremely invasive but looks great just dripping over the edge of these natural rocks.
Wow. I want to sit on that patio in the afternoon and sip some wine.
There are some delights in store here!
But first lets just admire the neighbor's garden through the fence again. Yum.
Awesome. That is the two car garage painted a perfect color to blend with with it's surroundings.
Totally love the curvy bed.
Ajuga (the one with the purple blooms) is my new favorite plant. I now have masses growing in my garden.
Delightful courtyard with potted sago palms. I used to love sagos, which is actually not a palm, but I heard a story about a dog who ate the seeds and he didn't live so I crossed that plant off my list.
I like the way this Clematis armandii drapes over the wall. I've rejected this plant too for now because the shape of the leaves is too tropical for my garden. I may change my mind someday though because it is evergreen and so few vines are.
I'm sure I've never seen creeping fig in a pot. Kind of a cool effect.
And here is the view from the courtyard. Such a pretty scene to dine by! The borrowed view from the neighbor's garden is awesome.
Fantastic tree canopies in this garden.
How about all these fantastic plants surrounding the pond?
What truly impresses me are all the textures! Go ahead and click the above photo to make it bigger. You'll see what I mean and be rightly impressed.
Just past the pond the boarder continues.
Terrific textured tree.
How about that pretty bench? The brightness makes me want to go there.
Such a pretty spot.
And here is the view from the bench. It's pretty but feels like it needs a bit more of a focal point.
Traveling on further we arrive at the garage.
And off to the right, completly hidden from view was this amazing camellia.
I went out of my way to ask it's name but no one knew.
Oh how beautiful it was. Way prettier than my photos.
One interesting thing about this garden was the large photos of the garden on eisals throughout. I'm not sure if they were showing the garden at a different season or were there just to show off their art or maybe they were for sale. Couldn't tell but they were interesting.
Continuing past the garage you head to the next garden room which holds a parterre garden.
And the path to get there was a delight. I love how the path curves around a tree so you can't see the whole thing until you round the corner.
It was so pretty.
And it had neato things growing inside the boxwood.
The path I just travelled is to the right behind those shrubs.
I adore how they made this corner round.
Love the seahorse detail of this sundial!
This intricate iron bench is a perfect focal point.
The above photo is my favorite of this part of the garden.
There is a third garden room just down this path but the sun was too bright and the garden was too new for me to caputure any photos.
So we'll just turn back from where we came.
This is the first time I've ever seen a single flowered kerria shrub (yellow flowers).
I have the double, pom pom one in my garden but I don't love it. Next year I'm taking it out and putting in the single.
I so loved this dog statue. Must find one!
And this garden tour would not be complete without yet another photo with the beautiful neighbor's garden as a backdrop. Nothing better than a beautiful borrowed view!
I snapped this photo as I was leaving. The front certainly gives no hints about the treasure hidden in the back! Stay tuned for more of this Athens, Georgia garden tour coming soon.