The Peanuts Champ, The Back Door Neighbor and I did something fun on Saturday, we hit up the 27th annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk! We went early because they were predicting some melting temps.
Love that succulent.
The first house had all these beautiful rock walls! The terrain in Ann Arbor seems to be somewhat steep. Probably not everywhere, but certainly most of the homes on the garden walk! Possibly to show the creativity of the gardeners! This house was steep in the front, hence the rock walls.
Loved these steps!
Children or perhaps grandchildren names woven into the grout, plus faithful pooch-i-doo’s paw prints.
We have decided that we all have the boring kind of hosta and would like to branch out with these giant beauties!
I have a few shepherd hooks that I don’t want to hang a pot on, it never occurred to me to hang something else!
When I was walking with Mrs. Schmenkman on her favorite path last month, there was a pretty little tree that I just loved, some sort of variegated pink beech. This house had a huge glorious one! Heart emoji!!
I love how they used this small sedum in this small space.
I took several pictures of the second house because it had an awesome front porch and The Ab-Cat does love a good front porch!
The owner said it was a great place to watch a rain storm!
I am also a fan of a stone pathway.
This picture was for Honey, an add on with a granite top for your BBQ-ing needs. A possible option on his post retirement list of things to do!
This house also had a screened in back porch, additionally delightful!
Don’t mind me, just being NOSEY!
And a swell patio. Lots of room to visit at this house!
This house had a definitely challenging, sloping backyard.
Their yard abruptly ended here, backing up to a cemetery. Very quiet neighbors out back!
They made good use of their space, very lush and green.
This house did not slope.
Another nice porch for Ab.
We noticed several interesting things about this home. I am guessing these stones helped with a drainage situation. I like this because we also have a drainage situation in our back. I can copy like a BOSS!
They had a small back deck,
surrounded by this pretty scene.
And then a much lesser slope down to this pretty patio.
I took this picture to send to my SIL Karen who sells succulents. A bowlful of pretty!
They had considerable shade so their fancy hosta were very content.
This was along the side of the house next to the driveway. I actually have one of these pots, given to me by my friend Teri. I could use it as a herb pot!!!!! How cute is that??!
This was a great idea. Cute little decorative area.
Hiding the dumb hose on the other side!!! Pretty meets function, my favorite! This house was number one for me in the idea department.
The Peanuts Champ pointed this out to us. It never fails, people work their tails off to have a beautiful yard and garden and the neighbors still have a Halloween decoration out!!! Good for a laugh!
That’s it for part one, tune in tomorrow!