The Trailwood Garden Walk 2016

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Went garden walking again with The Peanuts Champ and The Back Door Neighbor!!! Always a fun way to spend some time.

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We went in the evening this year for the first time, it worked out well! The first house boasted a one of a kind mailbox. It’s the only one I have ever seen! Succulents abounding!

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I spy The Backdoor Neighbor spying me!

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As we were walking to the backyard we saw this fish waiting to be mosiac-ed.

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The owner said it was going to be attached to this as a piece of art in front of his mother’s store. A man, carrying a briefcase, walking his fish. OK.

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I thought this was an AWESOME potting bench! I guess it served double duty as a serving buffet at parties. Works for me. Granite, faincy!

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I always like seeing some cute little things nestled in among the plants.

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I don’t know what this was but liked it anyway.

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We all agreed that this was a delicious color of coneflower!

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Hosta heaven! I would really like to have some different varieties, but we don’t have a ton of shade in our yard and it seems mean.

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A right fine fire pit!

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Next house. This was downtown in our next town over. They have some beautiful older homes. Many have been reworked many times, some have bought the lots next door, tore both down and built beautiful new places. Pretty sure the brick pavers are not original!

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This was a clever idea, Plain wooden window boxes made special by the metal flowers! So cute!

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This yard was almost like a park. I think they may have bought the lot behind them that actually was a park. Love the coleus.

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Nicest flower pot featuring a dragon I’ve ever seen.

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Purty pot.

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They had many little areas to sit and relax. Back patio.

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Jealous of the JUMBO hosta, yet again.

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We are partial to fluffy felines.

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I like the bricks bordering the gardens.

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And a gazebo for additional relaxing!

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Onward HO. I think an artist lived in this next house. They had several of these interesting gazing balls. All so unique and loverly! Hence my thought that the artist resided there!

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This owner made good use of space here.

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Another purty ball.

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I thought this was clever too. Metal rods that told what the plant was. It seems like there was more cleverness, but I have unfortunately forgotten what.

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Very visually interesting!

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They made the most of this tiny space!

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I have had all of these fellas in the past and I especially like them all jammed together!

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Pretty good use of cinderblock!

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This person also used some space in the ally for gardening which was very nice. The rest of the ally was not as beautimous. More art.

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I kind of felt sorry for their next door neighbors. Lush beauty, then Death Valley.

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Carrying on to the last house, which was our fave. I surely do like the sweet potato vine in its many flavors, plus other viney things.

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Clever presentation of herbs.

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LOTS of interesting touches here.

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Love, LOVE, L.O.V.E. this!

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Sincere want.

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See the Petosky stone? Right where Petosky IS!!!!

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The owner, he was very nice and friendly. He told us his niece painted the deck for her grad party last summer.

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He said he liked using his hot tub this way. Cheaper than running it!

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Koi. I likes the koi.

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Good use of old plates.

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Love that sign.

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Love the succulent just hanging out.

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I don’t know what this peely tree was about.

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They called it Paperbark Maple, I call it Bad Sunburn.

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More succs.

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The door was a work in progress. They had the painting for reference. I would like to go back someday and see the finished product.

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They showed us their plans. By the way, in case I have never mentioned it, I would like that stone on our fireplace. Pretty sure I have mentioned it. Mentioning it just in case. Again.

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LOVE the chair!!! And the bird.

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It was a fun visit!

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With fun gals!

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Until next year Ladies! We went home inspired!

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