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Monday, June 29, 2009

Garden Touring

 
This past weekend I got the opportunity to tour a fellow blogger's garden with some other gals that blog from the same area. Victoria of Our Life In Idaho opened her home and her beautiful garden to four of us other Idaho garden bloggers. Together, she and her husband, Kim, have built an amazing oasis in a quiet neighborhood complete with a pond.
 
 
They are a certified Wildlife Garden and it shows. Lot of thought and planning has gone into native plantings and habitat for many forms of wildlife in their garden.

 
They have a lovely raised porch in the back corner of their garden so that they can look out over the lovely landscape they have created. I love that they planned places to just enjoy their space. I never thought of places like that for my own garden but I will now.

 
I aspire to have a full garden with lots of whimsy built in. I was amazed that around every corner was something new to see and lot of things you can't see until you're right there upon them. I love a good mystery. This was truly an amazing place to see.

 
They even have a pond complete with a wonderful waterfall that added so much dimension to their garden. I love the sound of water and it was so peaceful to listen to.  They also had huge fish in their pond and great pond plants too.

 
I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet all these ladies. I love their blogs and the people to go with them are great too! So thank you, Victoria and Kim, for opening your home and your beautiful garden to us.  I can't wait to see everyone else's now and to show mine when the time is right.

23 comments:

  1. oh my! that garden is just gorgeous! so many ideas to be had and what a beautiful job they've done. thanks so much for sharing and so glad you had fun!

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  2. I love that garden---and the raised patio! I would never leave!

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  3. What a great opportunity to go and see Victoria and Kims gardens. Looks like you enjoyed yourself and I can certainly see why. They are beautiful!

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  4. Hi Heather, I am so glad you took some photos at Victoria and Kim's place. What a fun time for you all to get together. They really have a lovely garden.

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  5. Wonderful! Very stunning and I had to click on the pictures to enlarge them just to see all of the detail! I love water gardens and hers looks like it's a stream going through her yard. Very well done. Thanks for sharing. I'm envious that you have women in your nearby area to share and tour and get ideas. Love that!

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  6. It really is pretty there! I loved seeing more pictures. How fun that you all got to meet. It's pretty amazing the world that opens once you start a garden blog and get to meet fellow gardeners.

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  7. Thanks for saying such nice things Heather. We loved meeting you and Doyle.

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  8. Hello Heather, the group pix sums it all... can see that all of you have had a good time in this beautiful garden. Happy gardening and blogging everyone!

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  9. Who doesn't like meeting fellow bloggers and you are a very attractive group. Now this garden is very lovely and has that cottage look I love. The group of birdhouses peaked my interest. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi Heather~~ Beautiful garden. I love the whimsy too. The bird houses high on the poles--very cool. It's always fun to see the gardens of the gifted. And even better when we see something we can copy in our own garden.

    I'm behind on reading your blog. It's 11:30 PM and I'm nearly comatose but soon. Hope all is well.

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  11. Ooooo, Heather! What a lovely idea to meet all of you and enjoy Victoria's garden and home!!! I am planning to do the same thing here, but maye next year!

    If you're coming to Romania, I will invite all of you to my garden! Not as beautiful as yours and Victoria's, though!

    Hugs from Romania!

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  12. Such a nice garden... testimony to Kim and Victoria's effort, love and enthusiasm.

    I am thinking who has the biggest smile in the last photo.... about equal I think. So you must have enjoyed the tour!

    ~ bangchik

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  13. I need to find some local garden bloggers and put something together like this. How FUN!

    Michelle

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  14. That was so sweet of her. Isn't it amazing how many friends you make with a blog? Amazing that we can connect with people who share our interests and hobbies! Looks like you had a great time!

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  15. How fun that you got to do that....looks like you all had a good time!

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  16. Well Heather I am glad you went to see K&V's garden because you have some GREAT shots of it! Victoria shame on you for not showing the large overall shots, they are AMAZING! I have been reading K&V's blog for a while, these pictures really bring it to light. It is more amazing than I could have imagined

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  17. What a nice way to spend an afternoon. Beautiful garden.

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  18. It was a lot of fun, and it was great to meet everyone finally! We'll have more time to talk together in a few weeks!
    Three cheers for Kim and Victoria for putting this together! Hurrah!

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  19. What a lovely tour! How nice that you got to meet fellow bloggers in person. -Jackie

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  20. What a lovely garden and clearly inspirational.

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  21. Wish I could have tagged along on this tour. I love Victoria's garden, though I only know it from photos. If I ever make it down south, I will have to arrange a tour of of my own. Stopping at your place on my my to Boise, of course. :-)

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  22. The setup makes it look like it's a huge space. The area has been maximized, and the fixtures and decorations look great! They really stand out from all that green in your garden.

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Thank you for your ideas, suggestions or greetings. I love to hear from you and read them all.
-Heather

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