Monday, July 15, 2013

The Past Six Weeks -

Were spent frantically preparing for yesterday's garden tour...

For the past two weeks the weather has been sunny and mild, but yesterday the coastal fog never burned off in our part of the city, so it was a little cool to be outside - tolerable on the deck, but only the braver souls spent time in the yard.
Perfect light conditions for photos, though.
I got a chance to walk through the garden before visitors arrived - alone, except for Cooper, who can be seen leaving the premises after doing a quick, final inspection.

This week I'm joining in the Common Ground blog party.
See you there!


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations, beautiful job. And I love the word cool, we're in week 4 of 90 degrees and 90% humidity. Need to visit SF in the summer :)

  2. Thanks for your kind words!
    Grew up in Maryland, so I feel for what you're currently going through -
    Say the word, we have a lovely guest room with the world's comfiest futon.
    And DH Makes a rocking pad thai.

  3. ROSE!!!!
    You have to tell us about these these events! Your yard looks so so so so pretty!!!!

    I'm so mad at you! I'm just going to come over now...that's it...


  4. Wow, it looks wonderful. Good job on alllll that hard work!

  5. Thanks, Christine.
    The best part is I'm continually surprised when I go outside and find such a well manicured garden.
    If it would only stay that way!

  6. So beautiful!!!! I can't believe we missed it!

  7. One word comes to mind...stunning!

  8. Hello Rose
    Tjanks for your visit on my blog Matin Lumineux! I collect victorian dies for many years too, and you'll find others every month!
    I love your garden and it seems we love the same things for decoration!
    Hugs and kisses

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog - I have been enjoying yours for quite some time now.

  9. Dropping by here from apartment therapy link. What a gorgeous garden! I used to live in Berkeley and I can understand the worries of water rationing now that the drought is in full swing. Have you considered doing grey water recycling? I hope your garden continue to thrive! *katzies*

  10. so beautiful, very envious (in a friendly way) o=f your garden and mild climate


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