Friday, March 18, 2016

Real Gardens for Real People 2016

Last Saturday, Geoff, Penny and I were able to go on the Real Gardens for Real People Garden tour again. I always enjoy being able to see what others do with their gardens.

We started at a grade school in North East Scottsdale. They had one of the nicest school gardens I have seen. Lots of good ideas there and it was beautiful.

 There were various displays and vendors there. I always enjoy the opportunity to see raptors up close! This was a red tail hawk.

Burrowing owl

Very photogenic Peregrine falcon.

This was a cool idea to recycle plastic bottles and get additional planting space. Anyone should be able to do this!

This guy had a herpetological display that included this bearded dragon lizard.


This was someone's garden shed d├ęcor. Vintage yard tools.

Fun little backyard farm, chickens and miniature horses.

This was a listing of all the fruit trees these people had planted in their back yard. It was almost an acre, so they had a little room.

We saw lots of phone ways to do plant tags. This little letter cubes on stakes were cute.

Mason jar lids on fly swatters.

Little painted pots as markers.

A fun way to use Christmas bulbs as garden decorations.

Another fun garden art project.

Emu bush and Coral fountain bush

Painted wooden spoons for markers.

I like this combo of colors, textures and forms.

This fun chicken coop, started life as a backyard play structure, one of those old large wooden ones. As their daughter grew, it became a gazebo and now a chicken coop. Repurposing!

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