Hi all -- Dianne here. The Pendleton Garden Walk on Saturday was a big success. Weather was good, and the final tally was 112 people walked through our yard!
The timing of it was perfect, because as I type this on Sunday, our realtor is having another open house, so even more folks can see it and maybe even want it for their own!!
On Friday evening, Roger and I met the other garden tour participants, and we drove around and visited all eight gardens that were scheduled to be on the tour. It was a good variety and interesting to see what others have done.
The 112 people who came through our yard had to pay $5 each, but we will give you a free tour, using photos Roger took after all the weed pulling, mowing, leaf blowing, weed eating, dead-heading, and watering, but before the actual tour began! I will upload the photos and let Roger take it from here.
Roger here... There is really not too much to add other than we seemed to have picked the hottest and most humid week of the summer to do all this work, but it was definitely worth it. The yard has never looked better and it was gratifying to hear all the positive comments from our visitors and from the tour organizers.
We are done pulling weeds for a couple weeks and moving tomorrow from Summit Lake State Park to Brown County State Park, just outside of Nashville, IN.
We have camped at Brown County on many occasions over the years. It has always been one of our favorite parks. Lots of hills, hiking and interesting things to do in the quaint little town of Nashville. Since we will be a little farther from our house in Pendleton, the temptation to drive over to work in the yard will be a little less. Our daughter will be watering the plants on the days that it does not rain, and we will be making a few trips back to mow the yard and check on things. It will be nice to have a few days of rest.