A Midtown Garden Tour, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

Imagine you could live in the middle of a busy city, yet still be enveloped by nature in a secret garden. Some lucky people do just that.

Midtown Atlanta garden tour Viewing greenery in the heart of Atlanta doesn’t get any better than on this open garden tour. Midtown Open Garden Stroll 2015When I’m visiting Sam, we often walk through this midtown neighborhood, admiring homes and beautiful front yard gardens. Yesterday we were able to go behind the scenes and see more. There were vintage treasures…

Midtown Atlanta garden tour - vintage flamingoand vintage music…

Midtown Atlanta garden tour - music And fountains, and picture-book doorways that led to secluded gardens.

If you’re viewing in email, please click through to the website to see the photos more clearly. These gardens are worthy of a closer look.

Now I’m back at home in the ‘burbs, and feeling inspired. My own back yard could certainly use some attention, even though it will never be as intriguing as these.

I don’t want to slow down the job of downsizing though… do you think pulling weeds counts as clutter control?

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13 thoughts on “A Midtown Garden Tour, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

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  2. Beautiful garden in the middle of the city. Like a small secret getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. But if everyone visited at once, then it probably won’t be that peaceful or secret anymore…

    Pulling weeds is certainly clutter control. If you don’t pull them out, they will overwhelm you and make your place an eyesore. And who knows what visitors to the yard that will attract…

    • We’re having rain this week, so that makes the weeds easy to pull up, but also makes it not so great to be out there pulling. But you’re right, I don’t want to be overwhelmed by weed-clutter. (sometimes the weed-clutter outside is as bad as the paper-clutter that happens inside)

      • Rain means wet, and wet means more mud and muddy soil. Which might mean muddy shoes to clean a little later. I don’t know, maybe you can get rid of the weeds in a few seconds with a lawn mower…or am I being very naive here…

      • Yes, mud! — but, easy pulling. I don’t have any grass to mow, but I have weeds coming in my groundcover where it hasn’t filled in yet (or where I didn’t get around to mulching soon enough). I think we’re all naive about yards. We think we want them because we like looking at them but the maintenance is always more than what we imagined. Still, it’s nice to dream.

      • There’s always room for growth in our yards and gardens. Always a patch of soil that can be put to good use. If not, we can always bring back a potted plant from the store and place it there. A good place to dream about.

    • Thank you for looking. I’m still thinking about them, and hoping there’s another tour next year.
      PS: next weekend, there’s a “Modern Homes” tour. Last year’s homes tour had one with a roof garden.

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