All of the six gardens were showcased with so much love and care. The owners and garden club members were present to answer questions and give tips and advice. I found out they have around 600 visitors on their Garden Tour.
Garden 1 was so my taste, tropical!!
The waterway started at the back of this garden and ended in the koi pond by the house:
This garden had several garden gates (note to myself: add gates to Myrtle Glen)
|cute garden gate|
and just look at this neat bird bath:
|Garden 1 on Mt. Dora Garden Tour|
On to Garden number 2, with lots of native plants and herbs
Countless native plants have a home in this garden, but also roses and tropical plants, we are in Florida after all ;-) The street side fence is covered with Wisteria, I must remember to drive by next spring.
|the center garden|
|a magical working place|
Garden number 3 is a Bed & Breakfast Inn
Beautiful old trees and sitting areas
|a huge Magnolia tree|
I liked their orchid house. I wish I had room for one like this:
Garden number 4 showcased neat plantings around the home, a forest area and a citrus grove
|parking under trees|
|fenced area for their dog|
at the end of the tour the guest were treated to lemonade and cookies
Garden number 5 with Roses and Wildflowers
just look at this healthy rose, its name is 'Windemere', I must try to find this one for Myrtle Glen
A very knowledgeable club member helping out with answering questions told me to feed the roses every month. Mine are definitively starving! (note to myself: don't forget to feed the roses!)
At the back of the property, separated by a fence, is the wildflower area.
Garden number 6, tropical garden on a lake
|Beautiful Florida :)|
That concludes the Tour.
What I noted to myself:
- Add a garden gate
- Try growing herbs in large pots
- Order the roses 'Falstaff' and 'Windemere' and feed roses regularly
- Get more rocks for our pond area