Tuesday, June 24, 2014


On Saturday, the Garden Club of Ramsey County had its annual garden tour.  Most of the gardens on the tour, however, are owned by gardeners of the Men's and Women's Garden Club of Minneapolis.  Enjoy the tour!

First stop, a garden in Eagan.

A boat filled with coleus and surrounded by a variety of hostas.

Tour organizer extraordinaire, Jerry Shannon, in front of a 15' giraffe.

A lovely combination of colors and textures.

Notice the papasan chair, repurposed as a planter!

 Our second stop is at a garden in St. Louis Park.  The owner is the President of the Minnesota Hosta Society and, as you would expect, the garden is filled with hostas.

This is not a flower garden but it was spectacular!

The pond off the patio.

Loved this one!

Water feature.

Planter filled with succulents.

The red bamboo stakes add a nice touch to the planter.

A few doors down the street is another hosta garden featuring over 250 varieties of hostas!  Included were hostas from Japan, personally acquired by the gardener, and not available in the U.S..

The hosta at the top is named "Dr. Bob."  It was a hybrid hosta from a well known hybridizer, named and given to the gardener, Bob Olson.

"Bride Groom"

Momma Robin (not her best photo).
 ...to be continued.


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