“After its second year of resounding success, the Foster-Powell neighborhood will be hosting the Third Annual GARDEN TOUR on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10 am to 2 pm. We are currently in the process of assembling a cornucopia of beautiful yards for our neighbors to enjoy. To fully appreciate the unique attributes each yard has to offer, this year we hope to highlight several different types of garden designs, including those enjoyed as “Traditional Gardens” (yards that highlight traditional landscaping techniques, such as lawn and maintained shrubbery); “Naturescaped Gardens” (yards that highlight native or low-water plants); “Edible Gardens” (yards that include fruit, vegetable or “animal” components – YUM!); and “Artistic Gardens” (gardens that highlight the eclectic artist hiding in each of us).
If you live in the Foster-Powell neighborhood (bounded by Foster Road and Powell Boulevard to the south and north, and between SE 50
th and 82nd) and would be interested in participating as a GARDEN HOST (a yard open to visitors during the tour) please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short description of your garden and how you can be reached. And feel free to nominate your neighbor! There is nothing better than knowing that the hours you spend in the dirt are appreciated by those around you.
We look forward to sharing another seasons of working as a community to foster and appreciate our beautiful gardens and neighborly goodwill!
(Please note: We wish we could include everyone interested, but we are keeping the area covered by the tour small, to ensure that it is entirely walkable/cyclable. Even though we’ve elected to establish the boundaries of the gardens on the tour within Foster Powell, don’t let that stop you from checking out the gardens. Attendance has no boundaries! We’ll post more when the date draws near.)”
That’s the story from the Neighborhood Association, received via email. (The level of organization in this community is pretty great.) Just to throw in my two cents, I took my parents on the garden tour last year. They were visiting from Reno, and they absolutely loved it. I did, too… Linda G’s butterfly garden and free bulb giveaway were great. I remember another lady was giving out lavender pastries, made with the several varieties of lavender in her garden. Sweet! I guess what I’m saying is that I really enjoyed it, and I hope it continues to grow!