Today’s photos are from Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
I was part of my very first garden tour on June 24, The Hardy Plant Society Mid Atlantic Member Garden Tour.
Even when it was raining, they came. And they liked my garden! And they loved all of the birds we share the garden and woods with. During the early part of the tour we also had a doe drop off a fawn in the woods, but the fawn was not left alone for long given all of the humans wandering about.
Gardening is a very personal thing when you do it yourself, and although my husband thinks I am nutty, I just wasn’t sure how people would receive my garden—how they would see it, versus how I see and have created it.
I am very appreciative of the people who came through, and I even got some helpful suggestions on things I wasn’t sure about and an identification of the five-dollar mystery hydrangea from years ago at a grocery store. Her name is ‘Blue Billow’.
It was so very special to have Jenny Rose Carey make room in her day to come see my garden after a long day and teaching a class at Longwood Gardens. She is one of my favorite people and garden influencers because of her books, lectures, and own spectacular Northview Gardens. Jenny’s book Glorious Shade, much like David Culp’s The Layered Garden, can be felt throughout my gardens, along with other influences.
Since the garden tour we have had crazy thunderstorms, so when it all dries out, I will be cleaning up the garden and continuing on!
A pollinator visitor enjoys the hydrangea flowers.
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