Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July's Garden Tour, Part 1

This is where the tour really begins, at a place the locals call the Harpster Mall. The Southfork of the Clearwater River flows fast today near a big truck turn-around where there are dumpsters for the many ruralites to rid themselves of garbage and other valuable (to someone else, they hope) possessions. This is where we park to pool up in Hildi's 'Tour Van'.
I had to take this of the dumpsters. If you click on the picture below you can see a close-up of a bicycle parked for someone to take. Many good freebies are picked up by anyone who goes there regularly for bargains. Isn't that a hoot?

Below we are meeting Connie at her steps for an abbreviated tour. She has been very ill all winter, spring and summer, and her garden doesn't look up to her usual persnicketyness. We enjoyed it all the same. After all, SHE is the prettiest posy in the garden as far as we are concerned. We learn much from her, and we love her dearly!!

Her is one of Connie's heirloom Pansies. The 'faces' on them remind me of sweet animals of some sort.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

loved the dumpsters Idaho style

Connie said...

I wish I lived closer to the Harpster Mall so I could get some of those great finds. hee hee

Rachel said...

Oh Catherine, I love how you've documented this wonderful day! Thank you! You ought to email your blog site to Janet so she can see our fun also!

Margy said...

oh my....so many great pix on your blog. It's been too long since I've had a looksie. It brought back wonderful memories of my trip over to see you and the gardens last summer. sigh. maybe next year I can pay a visit.