Monday, June 7, 2010

Our First Tour of the Season

We had our first house and garden tour on Saturday and all went well. It did rain but not until after the garden tour part was over. I was happy to have lots of lilacs to pick for bouquets.

A sink full of lilacs ready to be made into bouquets.

The lupins that grow along our roadsides are starting to bloom-they look good in a bouquet also.

Pretty colored lupins.
The visitors from Japan touring the garden cottage.
There are not as many perennials blooming right now as there will be in a week or two but they did enjoy the apple blossoms and lilacs etc.
I served blueberry coffee cake and chocolate carrot cake with tea. Sorry no photos of the food as it was busy and no leftover coffee cake but some choc carrot cake for me!
They quickly made some lovely origami gifts for our grandchildren.
You can see the tulips and daffodils are gone from Martha's garden and it has filled in but the deutzia shrubs will bloom soon.
We have a few people coming for lunch tomorrow so I am hoping for a nice day-we got so much rain on the weekend but I am not complaining because I see some of you have had severe weather.

Take care,


tyziana said...

Hi Carolyn! ♥♥♥
They are entranced by the images of your magical world!
Your garden and your cottage is a dream and photos that show us
I'm glad I happened by chance and tiptoed into your
I'll be back often to see you.
Hugs! ...✿.¸¸.·'´°✿

podso said...

I so enjoy seeing photos of your tours and serving tea on the porch. Maybe my favorite is the view of the group outside the little cottage. I know what's in store for them inside, but they don't know yet, and they look like they are anticipating something (well maybe I read a bit into a photo but ....)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm so glad the rain held off for the garden tour! I imagine your Japanese guests enjoyed themselves very much. Your lilacs are magnificent.


A Garden of Threads said...

I am so glad your garden tour was a success. The lupins and lilac make such beautifull arrangements. Have a wonderful day and take care.

Lavender Cottage said...

Glad your garden tour was a success Carolyn. The one thing I remember from being on the island is all the lupines growing wild - just beautiful!
We're thinking of putting the furnance back on it's turned so cool here.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, I'm so glad your tour went well! Are your gardens on tour all summer? I'm sure the folks loved it and you served them food! Wow!
Now your lilacs look so beautiful and love the photo of your sink filled with them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn...looks like you had a successful garden tour! Glad the rain held off till it was over. Your lilacs are gorgeous!~Hugs, Patti

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn... What a lovely tour that must have been! All those lilacs... your house must smell heavenly :-)

once in a blue moon... said...

they are so lucky to enjoy your beautiful home and hospitality~

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I wish I could tour your gardens... I'd be in heaven! So glad everything went well (how could it not?)♥

Monica@The White Bench said...

Touring your garden must be a real delight, Carolyn! And homemade cakes too.... mmmm, lucky people!;)