Hi Darlin’s Happy Monday… I hope your weekend was fun!

      SoCal has beautiful weather and it allows us the privilege to spend so much of our lives outdoors! Some of us {Me too} love to Garden, some of us really get into our outdoor spaces… I LOVE to see beautiful gardens! Saturday I went to the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour. The tour was in Leucadia east of 5.
      The tour began at a central parking area where we boarded the cutest RED european double decker bus..then it dropped us off at Capri Elementary School where the fun began at the “marketplace” that was set up with talented vendors with Vintage items and Garden accoutrements adorned with plantings, herbs and everything garden related and a very nice silent auction. We received a wrist band & a neighborhood map marked where each home on the tour was.
      The homes were each unique with descriptions in our guide book so we could read about each garden on our walk. I had the best time and it was fun to bump into so many people I knew and see the talent of our local area in our own backyards!
      What I saw… Beautiful living arches, stone walls, ponds, espaliers, vintage cars in {Man Cave} garages, bird enclosures, chicken coups, raised garden beds, succulent gardens, rain water reservoirs, vegetable gardens, roses gardens, sweet pea trellis’s’, fountains, garden rooms, vintage benches, garden art and the community walking & enjoying the labor of love that these gardeners have treated us to on a beautiful day in their neighborhood gardens.
      I might add this event is organized by a volunteer committee who spends hundreds of hours each year to make it a success..they did a fabulous job and it was beautiful extremely organized. Special Kudos and congrats go out to friends Jennifer Axelrod & Nan Sterman.
      The contributions go to community projects such as the Healing Garden at Scripps Memorial Hospital,Encinitas School gardens, Community resource center – Carol’s House Gardening project and others..
      Look forward to next year….A big Thank You for a beautiful event*
      Enjoy the photos I took on my tour..

      Looks like so much fun! Thanks for taking us on the tour.

      What a wonderful event. And, I just love that it's a volunteer project and benefits various things in the community, especially the hospital. xx's Gail