The garden of Greg and Mary Hoeksema is at the end of the harbor that gives this area its name - Gig Harbor. It was the first garden on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour, a fund raiser for literacy featuring six local private gardens. In other words, these are people's yards, and it's always fun to be invited behind the fences. ,
Each garden also features a local artisan or two. Here is the artist who created the cover design for the tour booklet, Kathy Thurston.
From around the side of this renovated 1910 farmhouse we can get a glimpse of water.
How about this for a place to settle and watch the action on the harbor.
Artist's in action also showed up at various sites in the gardens.
Yes, I did. Comfy too, and a great view.
Around the other side of the house, great stonework,
a vegetable patch, and more vendors.
On the front of the house was a colorful shrub and perennial garden full of sunshine.
We spent most of the day visiting all six gardens. I'll post more photos as I get to them.
This is holly hedge pruning week here at the Reeder homestead, and with the temperature rising again, we will be doing the hard work in the mornings and catching up with other tasks as we can. Hopefully we can even enjoy our own garden a bit.