Here's a video I made of the gardens I visited back in June 2011 during the Georgia Perennial Plant Association garden tour. My very favorite garden during this tour was the first one I visited called "The Dog House". Louise Poer is the owner and designer of this garden. Not only do I love her dog theme but I was utterly and completely amazed by how she was able to artistically cram a colossal amount of plants and doo dads into the small space. This home is in a subdivision with very small yards. You simply would not believe how tiny this garden is until you set foot in it.
Louise's garden was also featured on the best garden show that was ever on TV, The Gardener's Diary hosted by Erica Glasener. Erica wrote about Louise's garden here. Martha Tate, producer of The Gardener's Diary, has also featured Louise's garden several times on her blog, Garden Photo of the Day. Finally, Better Homes and Gardens featured several photos of Louise's garden on their site.
I feel a little guilty for not mentioning the other fabulous gardens I discovered on this tour. They were all fantastic and I found lots of ideas on this tour. It's just that Louise's garden struck me right where I live so that I felt an instant connection with her garden. This year's Georgia Perrenial Plant Association garden tour is happening next month. Hope you can make it! If not, I hope you find a local garden tour you can visit.