Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Savannah Garden Tours



Welcome to another Springy Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks to Susan at Southern Daydreamer for organizing us. I've been dying to share these pictures of our trip with you.

One of the main reasons we timed our trip to Savannah last week was so we could attend the North of Gaston Street Hidden Gardens Tour. There were 14 gardens in the historic district of Savannah open for viewing. Some of these nice people even invited us in to see their homes.

Coming from a part of the country where we have big yards, this garden tour was quite an eye opener. Many of these gardens are the size of my patio!! Take a peek...














I think we were reminded of a few gardening ideas that can apply to our big yard.



#1 Focus on small areas.



#2 Repeat colors and plant types rather than using a little of everything. This seems to have a greater impact visually.



#3 Use lots of ferns and ivy.




Thank you for coming by to visit today. Please go on over and visit the other Outdoor Wednesday participants.

34 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Hi Stacey! I love the gardens! I haven't been to Savannah in years and this makes me want to pack my bags!Hey...you have a tablescape in there for Thursday!! I hope you are having a good week!...Debbie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Stacy,
We went through Savannah, but didn't stop now i wish we had spent some time there. Every thing was so beautiful and I thank you for the tips, as I have a fairly large too.
Sue

Martha said...

I love Savannah gardens -- I love Savannah homes too -- Linderhof's garden is small so perhaps that is why I like the Savannah ones so well!

Smilingsal said...

I love this city. Thanks for the tips. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Amy said...

Oh Stacey,
I was hoping your took some pictures of the gardens in Savannah. Just beautiful. Did you really get to see some homes too? What a wonderful trip. Thank you for the tips too. They will come in handy as I prepare my gardens this year. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Amy :)

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

What fun! I wish I could have a garden like one of those. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

shopannies said...

I love the garden and thanks for the tips

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Gorgeous! It's amazing what you can do in a little space. When we went to Savannah last year we didn't get to tour any gardens and I'm really sorry we didn't. Great pictures!

Manuela

Light and Voices said...

~Happy Earth Day~
I loved the garden tour. Great post! Enjoyed the tips.
Joyce

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, I love the pictures and the tablescape is lovely!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

An Accomplished Woman said...

I love the gardens. They are very inspiring and thanks for what you have learned from them.

It must have been a wonderful trip.

Cynthia

Susie from Bienvenue said...

That is my dream place. I want to visit there so bad and hopefully make it there one day. What beautiful pictures you have shared. I may just have to give you a shout out one day when we are able to go there. I bet you have a lot of great places you could share with us to visit. Thanks....

ellen b said...

Such pretty spaces. I still need to travel to the southeast part of our country...never been.

Carol said...

Your Savannah garden pictures are beautiful! The spaces look so restful & relaxing.

Hugs,
Carol

southerninspiration said...

Oooooh, love the purple transferware, and this picture reminds me I need to pick up some geraniums!! Those pics are so pretty, and I can only imagine what a fun tour that was!!! thanks for sharing!

Suzanne

Amy said...

Such pretty gardens. Inspirational, isn't it?

amy@maisonbelle

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so very inspired now. The beauty of these pictures just cannot be put into words. I really like ferns and they work with some of our shaded areas, but what I saw on your pictures made me want to schedule a trip to Savannah in the
Spring. Thanks for sharing all of the pictures with us.

Happy @ Home said...

I'm so glad you shared these beautiful pictures with us. It looks like a wonderful garden tour. It always amazes me to see how some people can make even tiny yards look gorgeous.

Carrie said...

How delightful to see such lush and individualistic gardens! Hope I can visit Savannah some day.

Brenda said...

I do enjoy seeing small gardens, for my yard is really not all that large. I just happen to live on the corner, which gives me more than my neighbors in this cul de sac of garden homes. Yes, ivy and ferns. Two of my favorites. Those dishes look kind of like what I got yesterday at the consignment shop half price. Posted it on my new decorating blog Cozy Little House.
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, these garden pictures are beautiful! What a wonderful time to go on this trip. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the tips. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, what pretty gardens! Makes mine look pitiful! :(
Thanks so much for popping in to see me! I just had to check in - blogging gets into our blood, ya know!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Picket said...

Ohhhh this is beautiful...I have always wanted to go to Savannah!!!!! I can't believe what a huge impact they put into those tiny gardens! What a great tour!

Charla @ For the Sake of TIme said...

The gardens are just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I have not been to Savannah for years. It really makes me want to take an early summer jaunt.

Charla

KayC. said...

Great gardens and tips. You did good! Have a happy Earth Day.

Nihal said...

I fell in love with Savannah after having read your article, Stancey. Gorgeous photos show in front of my eyes..
I think it could be a perfect wedding place, all the colors and beauty+full scene, my God! I hope you had a Happy Earth Day.

Hope to see you and your family in Istanbul one day, Miles of Smiles~

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love the idea of a small private garden rather that the large open backyard that we have. It is hard to keep looking good most of the time with the hot summers that we have. Looks like a beautiful tour. Jackie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love the picture you took while visiting Savannah. After visiting thei I just had.. to have a bird girl statue. I found a very nice one. I loved her so much. But, she fell over and broke. I really want another one. But, they are not cheap. Maybe someday. The gardens of Savannah are just one of the things that made us fall in love with the city. They are small. But, so romantic!

Have a great day!! Hugs, Terrie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I have been wanting to go to Savannah so bad . The gardens are so pretty. It is finally getting warm here .

Susan S. said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I have a pretty big yard too and those are great reminders on how to handle it.

Nancy said...

Oh Sweet Savannah! The pictures are gorgeous! I am so far behind on blogging I will never get caught up! TGIF in just a few hrs! I'm not use to working everyday and I am wore out! Can't wait to see more Savannah pictures!

Nancy

sunnymama said...

You got some great pictures of some lovely gardens! Thanks for sharing the tour with us :)

curtissann said...

I look forward to using lots of ferns and ivy in Mobile. Was that a gardenia? Gotta have a few of those! Thanks for sharing.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan