Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Newport Garden Walk 1 of 2

Over the weekend we had the opportunity to go to the Newport Garden Walk.  This was my second year, Andy's first.  It is quickly becoming a tradition to go with my Mom and then have lunch in Bellevue at Virgil's a French Creole inspired restaurant.  I love this garden walk because it is in a historic part of Northern Kentucky so the architecture is gorgeous and many of the houses have beautiful grand porches.  We are only 15 minutes from our house and just barely across the river but this part of town feels as if you have driven hours into the South.

Most of the houses have very small yards and thus are densely and lushly planted.  I love the character and vibrant gardening culture in this neighborhood.  Here are some of the things we saw:

Mirrors are used in interior design to reflect light and make small spaces seem larger, they can do the same thing for your garden.

 Edibles in the landscape
Instead of a climbing flower they chose grape vines to drape their fences.

Strawberries fill an entire decorative bed.

 Decorative garden ornaments are used to support tomatoes instead of the typical cages.

Fences aren't used just for privacy or property division.  These gardeners know how to use them as another surface to garden on.

 More pictures tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. What lovely pictures you have shared..many ideas that stimulate the mind, thanks for sharing.