Master Gardener’s Tour of Private Gardens 2011: part 3

Okay, I’m going to try to squeeze in the rest of my pictures into this third installment of my favorite event of the year.

This garden was terraced and was so pretty.  One spectacular feature was a gorgeous waterfall and koi pond.

Below is a picture of one of my favorite ground covers – chocolate chip Ajuga.

Though my pictures are of the plants, this is what the space really looks like.  Generally, the tour space is slap-dab full of people.

This little corner planting was a great way to make use of an otherwise neglected niche.

I’m always on the look out for unique container ideas.  How ’bout you?

Some shots of the terrace effect in this back yard.  What a gorgeous way to make use of this awkward space.

The terrace also made the perfect back drop for an amazing water feature.

Even the “holding area” of this garden was pretty.

Check out this fabulous work station, with running water.  Jealous much?

Here are some other random photos of goodies that caught my eye.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little gardening field trip with me.  If you’re interested in attending next year, the event is usually the weekend of, or the weekend before Mother’s Day.  Tickets are generally $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  There are always 5 or 6 stops on the tour.  You’ll come away with some great ideas; and if you’re anything like me, you’ll have immense garden envy at the end of the day.

*I have received no compensation for my recommendation of this event.