Monday, June 30, 2014

Community Garden Tour

I, Sweet William The Scot, have had to stay on the porch or inside all week.
Communities on the east side of Cincinnati have had a black bear running around.  It swam over the Ohio River and we sure hope it swims back to Kentucky soon. 
Why look at this large pigs ear, my first pigs ear ever.  Lee was in Amish Country in Adams County and got this for me because it was just freshly baked.  No Preservatives! No Additives!
Now while I chew on my treat you enjoy the pictures I took while on the Garden Tour in my Community.
This is a wonderful dappled shade garden. 
 It is a fairy garden with castle.
Wonder who lives in this tree stump house.
Over 600 Hostas and 50 varieties of ferns in this whimsical setting.
 Over two hundred cats made of wood, stone, metal and fabric throughout the garden.
Why look they are having a tea party.
This is the second garden.
 It has shrubs, dwarf conifers and perennials.
Lee loves the way the side of this shed opened up to shelves.
 This is the third garden and the newest.  Oh look at the gazebo, we would love to have a gazebo.
This garden is an eclectic mix of a formal and cottage garden.
 This home's garden was the fourth we toured.  It is an early 1800's farm home and the gardens evolved slowly.  Over three acres of garden, lawn and woods.  It has a half acre pond, weeping willows.  The old hollyhocks were not in bloom yet.
It was a mile hike back to this home and another mile back to our car.  No wonder they fed us a hot dog and a giant cookie and gave us a water bottle. So after four homes and the time spent at these four homes wondering through the gardens we never made it to the last four.
But I am glad you joined me for the tour.   
I have more to tell you about my Nati City next time.
Have a great week!
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot


  1. Thanks for the tour, what amazing gardens. Mom wants a place big enough for one of those screened gazebos to keep out those nasty mosquitoes.

  2. Those gardens are just aroooootiful, the kind of gardens mom dreams of.
    Just look at the size of that pigs ear!! Did you enjoy it? Did you finish it in one sitting? You lucky guy!
    Wally & Sammy

  3. Oh so beautiful. We wouldn't mind seeing that garden. Amish peoples always make such fresh goods
    Lily & Edward

  4. Loved the tour......beautiful gardens! I hope you didn't eat that whole ear in one sitting...or chewing!

  5. Your first pigs ear? Enjoy it! And you can bury the leftovers in your Lee's bed :o) I hope the bear will go back to Kentucky ... such a big bear can be hard to bear... I like this garden. Please find out who lives in that fabulous stump castle... maybe it's free and I could move in?

  6. Why don't you get Susie and Sidebite (who are self-described as Mad) and go to the tea party. The Mad Hatter is probably already there.

  7. Wow, My Mom is in love with the fariy garden. They are all so beautiful. That ear looks to be almost as big as you and I bet it was very tasty. Thanks for the tour Sweet William and the picture of you in the Black Eye Susie. The one in my garden are blooming now.

    1. Hi Bentley ~ I am always glad when you stop by! Yep our Perennials are all in bloom. They say deer don't eat Black Eyed Susie WRONG.

    2. Oh the reply is working. We have lots of rabbits that like the flowers in my yard. Mom says they should move to an other yard but they like my yard to much.
      Thanks, Bentley

  8. that is the most beautiful garden - we would be happy getting lost in that

  9. Oh Sweet William, your neighbourhood gardens are beautiful (even the cats…) but a bear sounds scary indeed. Please stay safe and we hope the bear is caught and taken to a more appropriate habitat (Kentucky??)
    Toodle pip!

  10. What lovely gardens, just beautiful. Please stay safe, you do not want to mess with a bear.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  11. BEE-YOU-TI-FUL gardens! Thanks so much for sharing your tour. Sweet!

    And, hey, I'm late to the logo contest thing .... you mean somebody stole somebody's else's design and the whole thing had to be cancelled????

    Good grief. I still like your logo.

    ArOOOO, Stuart

  12. Such beautiful gardens. SHE says they must NOT own scotties or spotties. 'nuff said.

    Two hundred cats seems excessive to us...but then one cat is excessive to us. Thanks for the tour.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

    We hope that bear gets home safely.

  13. Oh SW, that was really great to see, loves the purple stuffs, bet that was full of just wonderful smells. Oh, barharhar, lookie at the little flower child.

    Your besties
    Dude & Sus

  14. Lovely tour. We enjoyed it, but not as much as we would have enjoyed the pig's ear!

  15. Luved da garden tour. And I bet ya luved da piggy ear!

  16. That was a great tour. Bear troubles huh? We have been having Mountain Lion troubles.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. Yah, stay away from that ole bear. Those are pretty gardens sweet William


  18. What beautiful gardens. We hope the bear leaves so you can have more freedom.

  19. Bla bla bla now lets talk more about that pig ear, you know it's one of my favorites. Oh mom loves you last photo.

    Aroo to you,

  20. What beautiful gardens! Enjoy your piggie ear, William!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  21. Crikey ... a bear on the loose ..... how exciting!!!! No wonder you had to stay inside. That garden sure is beautiful, aye??

  22. Ring....ring....ring! Why, I cannot believe you have a fairy garden in your community, Sir William! We love fairy gardens...and fairies are good luck, aren't they? The other gardens are pretty too. I love the shed with the organized. If only Ma could convince Daddy-dog to keep the garage so neat and tidy. BOL
    Your pal,

  23. OMD that garden is beautiful, a bear though, stay safe SW xxoxxxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. I love your porch and the gardens are breathtaking!


  25. Of all the pictures there, I have to say that the best one is the last one. You were like a forest nymph... or a flower fairy. Hahaha.

  26. Wow, the gardens are amazing!!

    The Florida Furkids

  27. Wow! We love these piccies! How beautiful! Hope the bear has traveled on! Keep us posted!

  28. Those are some beautiful gardens.

    Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.

    Loveys Sasha