Troy Garden Walk – July 14 – Michigan

Sit on the porch swing and watch the garden grow at the Cumming's house

This was my favorite garden – The Cumming’s Family – except for the green and white Sparty stuff scattered about…

By-the-way, I apologize for not posting lately. I had a computer glitch and my son and grandson were in town… If you are a subscriber and received a blog with Stan Hywet in the title and Troy info in the body…I have no idea how that happened…the computer God in the sky was messing with me…

Mrs. Cummings used to ride this bike on the MSU campus back when...

This blog is going to be a lot of photos…like what else is there on a garden walk, but great views of wonderful gardens…and how else can we remember them…? many of you have an ironing board and iron in your garden?

As someone once said…there is no such thing as a bad garden. Everyone’s garden is different…just like our personalities…! The Cummings family have a sence of humor, very evident in their garden.

A beatiful rose arbor and garden looks out over the lake at the Lower's

Let’s move on to another one of my favorites…the Rose garden of the Lower family….

Renee Lower is a bona fide Rosarian with over 200 roses of all kinds in her yard…I hear they are absolutely crazy wonderful in June.

Watch out for butterflies, bees and hummingbirds...!

Orange Trumpet vine, Clematis and more make up her hummingbird/butterfly area as you walk down the stairs towards the lake.

Another fun garden was the Horbach family garden. Chris Horbach has kept up the garden that was her husband’s passion…and now loves dabbling and adding plants after he built the basic structure of the garden.

Isn't this a great mix of colors and textures?

The arched bridge built by Chris Horbach’s late husband balances the weeping white spruce, blue spruce, Japanese maple and other plantings beside the swimming pool

The Held family backyard is built for entertaining…

Doesn’t everyone need a shaded tiki bar with cool refreshments on a hot day…and balls of plants hung from the roofline? Yup, I think so.

This shed is so cute. They were also selling some of the garden art found around the garden that they make…

The Giacalone's have remodeled their house and shed...very cute...


Finally…back to my favorite garden…we all need a little whimsy in our lives…and recycling is good too…!

Old Soles...isn't that cute?

Now, why didn’t I think of that?

I just might copy…you know copying is the best form of flattery…or something like that…

Make a pact to go to at least one garden walk this year. It is a great way to meet nice people, get ideas for your garden…and help get you motivated to pull those weeds in your own garden…or tackle a garden project you have been putting off…!

Happy garden walking…and picture taking…!

Sandie Parrott

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