Friday, August 5, 2011

I went to a garden party..

These first few pictures are of Nataleas garden, which rivals any of the gardens we saw on the garden walk.

Her yard is beautiful and relaxing, and the perfect little size to take care of!

Thanks for sharing such a nice weekend with us Natalea!

I must have deleted a couple of her garden pics, because I know I had more.. but you can see more of it on the other girls blogs I'm sure!

Sunday morning we headed out early into a beautiful buffalo neighborhood right off of elmwood ave and whole streets were involved it the "garden walk". I think thats pretty amazing really, that so many of the residents in one area had these beautiful gardens.




and not only gardens, but the houses...omg! sweet! we all agreed that we would have loved to take house tours along with the garden tours. I can only imagine what they look like on the inside too!

I was so overwhelmed by all the beautiful gardens, that i had no clue what to take pictures of!

so I just clicked away in all directions.. every where! really, natalea has some much more artistic shots!

I LOVE this old chippy porch. but as I think about it now, even though I LOVE it, if it were mine, I'd probably be thinking that I needed to paint it.. however, that doesnt mean it would get painted, because there are so many things that need to be done around here, painted and otherwise that just never seem to get done... regardless, I LOVEd this porch!

pink and purple are my favorite garden colors!

Love these old doors!

just sweet!



I think this was nataleas favorite garden. Me? I could never be able to pick a favorite.. but I can say that i think I prefer the woodsier and more shaded ones.

Check out this monster! I thought it might try to eat us if we walked under it. no idea what it is, but it certainly is interesting!

One ladies garden was perfect for her grandchildren to play in.. (again, nat has some really neat pics from this yard.)

wave Hi to tammy!!

a bunch of the gardens had little ponds with big fish in them! hard to see, but there is a pond in this picture.

fairy houses!



thats all folks! I cant remember how many houses were in this garden tour, seems like it was over a hundred.. we only saw a smidgeon of them.. On a cooler day i think we would have seen a whole lot more.. but it was a bit of a scorcher out there that day.. but whats a little sweat between friends!

we had a great weekend! thanks to miss Natalea, the hostess with the mostess!

13 comments:

ImagiMeri said...

I'm drooling! To see such loveliness......I do adore gardens! Can't have one of my own, so I just drool over others. So happy you had such a nice time. How's little Torrie Pie doin'?

Hugs,
Meri

Kai said...

I'M SOOOOOO JEALOUS! LOL! I want to LIVE in that blue house. It's so inviting! Seriously, I'm glad you pretty ladies had such a great time! And - wow! Nat DEFINITELY knows how to throw a party!

Mary ♥ Mur said...


Oh, nice post.)) Love your blog!!!.))))))

I need your help ... Soon I am flying to Greece and I will have a two-day shopping in Athens .. You were there ever? If yes, what places you advise?

kathy said...

Congrats on your new baby girl to be !!!!! Oh what fun -- our 2 newest grandsons are 6 months apart --We are loving it -- The pics are gorgeous -- this GA heat makes me want to stay inside --no beautiful garden here :( --but a gaggle of precious grands -- KAthy - ga ♥

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderful garden tour! Wish we had something like that here...great way to spend the day! I think I'd leave that chippy porch just the way it is--love it!

Hope your weekend is wonderful, my friend...and that it starts cooling down VERY soon!

Julie

Kim K. said...

Such beautiful eye candy. Those porches are just divine and all the plantings are so beautiful in the various gardens. I'm totally in love with the fairy houses!

Suz said...

Viv,
I was just going to write and ask you if thsat is a line from "It's all right now." by Rick Nelson. Well, I think it is!!! i also think I am feeling old!
What a great garden...what an incredible party! I love the whole thing!!!!
Hugs,
Suz

kandeland said...

lovely time we had! so happy we got nice weather for the gardenwalk!
xox

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Viv,
You got some great pictures of our walk on Saturday. It has been fun checking out each others blogs and seeing what each of us took pictures of. Thanks for walking us through the day again.

Have a good weekend.
Tammy

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Why don't I ever get invited to these kinds of parties? That's it. I need me some new friends.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!!! That was some Garden Party. I scrolled back to see all the lovely fun.
And a big congratulations on that new little girl on the way. Lucky you, Viv!!! : )
Mary Lou

Cindy said...

What lovely gardens! I love to go on garden tours, but they are usually on the hottest day of the summer!
During the holidays, one neighborhood of big, old houses has a house tour. OMG, drool! I wish you could see one of them. It's the house of our state rep. who loves stuff. Her house has so many neat things, I have to go back every year to see it all.
So happy about the granddaughter. You will sure have fun!

Fran said...

WOW! Lovely garden. I know you had a wonderful fun time.
Hugs
Fran