Monday, June 18, 2012

Backyard Habitat Tour

Last weekend was our annual Audubon Society Backyard Habitat Tour - one of my favorite events to visit.  I took SO many photos, that there are too many for one post.  I'll post a different home every week or so. This year, a number of the homes were on one street that is in an older part of town with lovely older homes.   The area was known as 'professors row' at one time because of it's location to the Ag area of the University of Nebraska and the fact that a lot of the professors lived along the street.  I'm  going to start with my favorite , and the one I took the most pictures at.  If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know how I love to add rusty points of interest and little nick knacks.  I went to school and Girl Scouts with this homeowner, and then she went on to work with my Mom in the Municipal Court system.  I am in love with all of her miniature fairy gardens!!  I'll be taking my Mom over for her private tour and pick Cathy's brain a little more for my container I plan on adding fairies to.  

I'll let my pictures do the speaking ~ 































I LOVE this!!











How sweet is this!


They do have a tiny bit of grass








Thanks to Jean for giving us the opportunity to share our passion!


14 comments:

  1. oh my kind of garden!
    but I hope there are a few birdbaths with water in them :)

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    1. Oh yes, there are fountains and other places with shallow water for the birds.

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  2. Oh my GOODNESS!! What a dream garden!! Very cute ideas! My 4 year old would LOVE the labrynth rock path near the end of your photos!! Putting that away in my memory and on the list of "must-do's" Thanks for sharing..looking forward to your next houses!!

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    1. This was a new addition to her garden this year...very nice - a touch of English gardening.

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this. I LOVE all the detail in the mini gardens!

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    1. You are welcome Bonnie. I am really inspired now to get mine finished up.

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  4. I would have enjoyed the garden so much!!♥♫

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  5. Amazing! I'm sure there's no way I could pick a favorite photo. What fantastic inspiration. Makes me want to jump up and create some fairy gardens of my own. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Me too Carla!! I did go to a local store this morning and buy a little bird bath for mine, but I'm checking online - ebay & Amazon - for more little additions.

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  6. Oh my! So many beautiful photos!! My favorite was the one of the watering cans. I think I'm going to scroll back through and look at everything again. Just beautiful.

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  7. Isn't that crazy Deb? Those watering cans were behind the gazebo, and they just caught my eye. How can anything so simple, make a person smile? I'm glad you enjoyed the photos...I sure enjoyed my day :-)

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your friends fairy gardens! What a darling lot of them! You have given me a few more ideas for my lil garden and I think I will try making one out of an old birdbath that doesn't hold water very well these days!

    bee blessed
    mary

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