Saturday, June 9, 2012

Went To A Garden Party

Hello, Dear Ones!
Last weekend Mr. Precious and I went to a garden party.
Well, sort of...
We look forward to every June's Backyard Garden Tour on our little island.
Grab a Dr. Pepper and a cookie, sit back and relax as I share some of the gardens with you.

Well, not actually a garden, but a darling table with the cutest funkiest things poked on top that was sitting under the trees in a garden!

Don't you love this idea of the herbs and flowers growing in pallets?

Doesn't this make you smile?
This garden plot was made by some Boy Scouts and after they painted the tires, they stacked and tied them together and poked in plants. 
Makes me smile! ;)

The ladies in red.

We do have sea creatures that escape the bounding main occasionally. :)
I see this one has found a nice place to live.
Cute cute!

This is an old historical home (gorgeous) and their gorgeous no grass backyard and pool. 
All plants were poked in pots!

Look at their fantastic outdoor kitchen!
Mr. Precious was jealous. poor poor thing

There were a few water lilies swimming around in the pool.

Couldn't resist this snap! 
Quack, quack! :)

Some island attitudes painted on signs.

Pretty greenness.

In the backyard of a little bitty cottage there was this little garden space and I just fell in love in with it.

Barely two feet deep garden spot that ran down the side of their privacy fence.
Look what they did with the old door!
See that little puppy bum sticking up! :)

Look at the shutter. 
I have old shutters! I could do this! :)

How charming was the bottle tree and they just propped up a few old garden tools. 
Simple and creative.

This is about the oddest looking plant I've ever seen. 
It seems little slippers are dangling from the tips of the leaves.
Maybe one of you knowledgeable gardening ones would know what this is called.

Just sweet and charming!
This little garden proves how much you can do even when you really don't have much space or grass for beds.

I can certainly tell how the little birdies love it too!

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Garden Party ( you knew it was a have to)

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn't look the same

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

People came from miles around, everyone was there
Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air
'n' over in the corner, much to my surprise
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

lot-in-dah-dah-dah, lot-in-dah-dah-dah

Played them all the old songs, thought that's why they came
No one heard the music, we didn't look the same
I said hello to "Mary Lou", she belongs to me
When I sang a song about a honky-tonk, it was time to leave

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)

Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode
Playing guitar like a-ringin' a bell and lookin' like he should
If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck

But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)

'n' it's all right now, learned my lesson well
You see, ya can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself
~ Sung by Ricky Nelson


  1. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon or morning: a Garden Walk!!! The painted tires are awesome as well as the shutters; well, just everything is great! Thanks so much for sharing, Shelia! I'm now on the prowl for old shutters!

  2. Thanks for the lovely garden tour...sighing here...looks like you had a wonderful day!!! Have a beautiful weekend...

  3. Fabulous tour! Lot's of inspiration for gardeners.

  4. I love home and garden tours. Thanks for taking us along.

  5. Hi Shelia!

    What fun that must have been, and the hubby tagged along?! I think those pallet planters are pretty cool and they could also be painted like the tires. I'm thinking that slipper flowered plant is maybe an orchid of some kind.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  6. I enjoyed this tour Shelia, I love the outdoor kitchen, wow, that is so special. Thanks for sharing with us. xo

  7. What a fun and inspiring trip! All the gardens are so pretty and charming! And I just love the painted tires garden! Very unique! :)

  8. Thank you for taking us along on your garden tour!! I so miss the opportunity to see tours such as this- we just have too tiny a town for tours I guess!Hey maybe I just need to start one! First I need to this yard in shape!

  9. Loved the tour! I'm going to Historic Home and Garden Tour tomorrow. You've inspired me to look at everything - very carefully!

  10. so much beauty and whimsey.. thank you for taking us on the tour with you. I really enjoyed it and got a few ideas for my own fence..

  11. Oh Shelia, the weather looked divine for a garden tours. They are so inspirational too! Just lovely thankyou. :)

  12. Love all these great ideas. The pallets are a great idea~

  13. What an awesome garden tour Shelia, thanks for taking us along!!

  14. Looks like a fun day Sheila! Lovin' the pallets and tires. I'm with Mr. on the outdoor kitchen envy list... Wow, that's really neat:@)

  15. So many fun garden ideas! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

  16. Shelia,
    What fun!!!
    I love the cottage garden with the screen door and shutters, too! Great minds!!! Although, I'm kinda leanin toward the outdoor kitchen on Mr. Precious list, as well! Great inspiration! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear friend!

  17. What a fun day! I love garden and home tours!!! I am going to try to find out what that hanging plant is, you have my curiosity peaked now:) XO, Pinky

  18. Glad you enjoyed your day. Some lovely ideas in those gardens, especially the pallets with the herbs. xx

  19. Hi Shelia! Thank you for touring us. I enjoyed each picture. I'm not sure but I feel that the "oddest plants" you saw is called the Pitcher Plant. I'm not sure. The hollow part has some fluid and it catches different insects.

    I also love the idea of plants in those pallets. How unique and resourceful. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  20. Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing...

  21. Sheila, thanks so much for sharing the gardens! The use of shutters, old doors & pallets in a garden adds a lot of artful visual affect!

  22. The odd plant is a carnivorous Pitcher plant. It catches insects that crawl or fly in. If you google/images and put in carnivorous plants you will see lots of them and others. The only thing is that they do not smell very nice.
    I love the pallet garden, so cool.
    Thanks for sharing your tour with us.

  23. After all these years, I'm still shocked that Ricky Nelson left us at such a young age. Watched him grow up..
    I love going on the garden tours and I missed it this year. Next year I hope.
    I couldn't see the puppy's bum sticking up! Where? Where?
    I think we have some shutters too..somewhere...up there high in the garage! *sigh*

    I need to get out and do some things before it gets too hot! Lots of cute idea's in the tour! Loved the door..(let's see, do I have a door not!)

  24. Great post Sheila, now I have that song stuck in my head....and visuals of awesomeness that will take me through the day!

  25. Great posts, loved all the quirky things in the garden. Just wish we had the weather here in the UK to spend more time in our garden and I would love too use some of these ideas. Love Jackie in Surrey, UK.

  26. Oh what a great post Miss Sheila. I love these garden shots and inspiration. I have a pallet garden and it is growing like a weed. No herbs though just some plants.

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  28. How nice that you got to see some gorgeous little and big garden spaces! I love all of them, some really great ideas there, too.
    Hugs, cindy

  29. Shelia, that looks like a wonderful place to tour. There were so many interesting things to see and learn about, like that strange insect eating plant that looks like a shoe. That is really weird! You have educated me because I had never seen or heard of that plant. Hope you have a great week. ----------- Shannon

  30. "The ladies in white" hahaha. They look gorgeous my dear! Do you have any more photos of the red flowers that hang over? They're beautiful. God bless, and happy gardening!!

    -Oscar Valencia

  31. Great pictures..I'm particularly taken by that old house with the pool, I wouldn't mind having somewhere like that to live!

  32. Thank you for taking me along. I love everything, and so many great ideas.♥

  33. Fun garden pics! I love the one with the old door the best!!

  34. Beautiful pics! Hate that I missed it - guess I should read those 'coming up on Galveston Island' emails in a more timely fashion!

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  35. Very nice picture of this historic homes. Love all your garden photos! :)

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  36. We are popping down to Galveston for a couple of days this week. Hopefully, no rain. Love all of the fantastic photos you've taken. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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