Here's a delicious preview of tomorrow's house and garden tour here in town; I couldn't wait till these lovely gardens are crawling with tour-goers in bright sun. You all expect better than that and I'm just trying to please.
First up is a really cool example of house and garden colors working together. And this professional landscape designer's front garden is jam-packed with small trees, shrubs, and perennials. Best I recall, her back garden holds a 6-foot cow sculpture, which you'd better believe I'll be burning up the pixels over tomorrow on the tour.
The garden next door uses plants and color in the same way, and has this amazing bottle tree as a focal point. I'm told this is a Southern tradition but it must be farther south than my native Central Virginia because it's the first I've ever seen. Here's another one courtesy of the Worldwideweb.
And a tour through the Town of Takoma wouldn't be complete without this popular political message, which preaches to the choir here but that's okay; it's nice to see. It says "Don't Legislate Discrimination" and refers to laws that prohibit gay marriage.