What does that mean to you? Here in Western New York it pretty much means a summer-long string of gardens open to the public, where gardeners invite in the public on designated days to view their private gardens. Many times these gardens are larger than the city gardens of Garden Walk Buffalo being in surrounding towns and villages. Others, like above are public gardens that are open without special invitation. Garden Walk Buffalo gardens do participate as well, but these are gardens visitors might not venture to because of distance and time. They are well worth the gas it takes to get there.
I have shown some from the National Garden Festival already in these posts below. Each year I visit and post on Open Gardens and if you want to see more, click on Garden Walks in the menu and be taken to more gardens than you will ever have time for at one sitting.
This garden has a woodland setting with many shade plants and a large selection of over 200 varieties of hosta. They sell hosta and other shade perennials. The home is a log house, which sits on a property with three natural ponds, in addition to a man-made water garden. Take your time through the images and imagine yourself walking the stone paths through this beautiful property.
- How Do You Landscape Around a Pool
- Meadows Natural and Man-Made – Is There a Difference?
- Making a Garden That Welcomes Wildlife – Warner Gulf Gardens
- Making a Garden Live Like a Storybook – Canterbury Gardens
- How Many Containers Do You Maintain?
- Train Garden and Shade Gardening – What a Great Combo!
Each of these posts featured a garden so graciously opened to the public during Open Gardens. Hope you did not miss one.
Here you see some images from open gardens around our area. The one above and below was only open one day and not advertised. This garden was teeming with butterflies and hummingbirds.
Herb Garden of the Kenan Center in the gallery below.
So much of distinction can be found in the variety of gardens opened here during the summer. This garden is a herb garden sectioned off into what the herbs do, like medicinal, culinary, making dyes, fragrance, etc., and each section contains plants commonly grown for how the bed is labeled. There are over 100 varieties of herbs.
There is some unique carved art found in gardens in our area. Rather than pull down the dead tree, they hired an artist to come and carve animals and birds. And real wildlife is very common to see also in the wildlife gardens.
I will be missing for a few weeks in September and hope you will look back through the over 760 posts on this blog. In my absence, please have a look at Garden Walks, Public Gardens and Fling Gardens for all the gardens I visit. I am sure there is plenty you have not seen. Or browse more Bees and Friends. Or Birds! Bird Chirps, Links to Popular Bird Posts 2014, Links to popular Bird Posts 2013, Links to Popular Bird Posts 2012, Links to Popular Bird Posts 2011. Enjoy.
Also check out Nature and Wildlife Pics. Some good stuff there too. Today… a great post. Feeding Birds and Pollinators – Not Always the Best Together.