Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tour Spring's Abundance

I'd mentioned that I went to the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour
this last weekend, and I thought that I would share some of the lovely sights of the day
throughout a few postings.

 For years it was thought that many wonderful flowers that you might only
see growing on the east coast, would not do well here in the California desert like weather. But an amazing lady named Mary Lou Heard, was instrumental in cultivating and selling old fashioned cottage perennials, that not only survived but indeed thrived. Mary Lou was a wonderful lady who owned a small but mighty garden shop in Westminster, California.
You never knew what amazing new things you'd see from visit to visit. 
Flowers such as "Love in a Mist", "Queen Anne's lace", or "Picasso's Petunia".

Today's post is from the garden of  my friend Peggy.
It was her first time to exhibit and despite some previous gusty wind, the
weather was perfect, and everything just came together for an ideal day.

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
~Lydia M. Child

Poppy Hill


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Beautiful Deb, what a lovely way to be remembered :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wow, what a beautiful garden. Love the poppies!