4-Stop tour in beautiful Ohio
“What a day I have had with my friends,” says, Jeanie Merritt…”and Ohhhh, the beautiful gardens we toured! There isn’t anything better than four fun garden tours, all from Flea Market Gardeners, all in ONE DAY….”
Stop #1 Jeanie’s garden
“Here’s a picture of the three gals who met at my home first thing this morning for breakfast …then we headed out to Sunbury, Ohio to Diana Daily’s…then to on to Prospect, Ohio to visit Myra Glandon’s then back to London, where I live to see Dick and Joni Wickline’s Flea Market garden…”
These gals all met first at the home of Jeanie Merritt one Saturday in July to spend the day together touring gardens in Ohio. “We, friends, all met online through Flea Market Gardening,” Jeanie says, “and have actually gotten together twice before at each others homes, stayed the night and built a bonding relationship over the past four years!
This time would be a little different. After I served the girls breakfast, we were off on an adventure touring two more “Flea Market Gardens” over an hour’s drive away at the homes of Diana Daily in Sunbury, Ohio and Myra Glandon, in Prospect, Ohio.
In Jeanie’s Garden….
Jeanie says, “I like bright, bold colors in my small garden. I don’t have a lot of space, but I utilize every inch of it.”
In this picture,op right…An enamel pan of deliciously scented chocolate mint ( which I rub between my fingers everytime I pass)..Middle picture… A fairy resting a bit in the bistro.. and Bottom…. Portulaca ( Rose Moss) partially hiding the secret bridge entrance to the fairy garden.
Stop #2 Diana Daily’s
Cone flowers stood tall like soldiers in Diana Daily’s bed full of lushness with wild grasses, daisies, and a tree that was mysteriously growing blue bottles… The whimsy of a rooster sitting high on ceramic dishes was a focal point shared with the bottle tree… Check out Diana’s clever handmade Fairy Houses.
Stop #3 Myra Glandon’s
We’ve all been to Myra Glandon’s before…
Flowers are growing out of the mailbox, so it might have been a long time since anyone’s been home.
Myra made the long horned steer, AND the greeting message, which made all of us laugh..
Both Myra and Diana have corn crib gazebos….Cornzebos! (The one above Myra’s…Below…Diana’s)
Stop #4 Dick and Joni Wickline
The Wickline’s are neighbors of Jeanie’s so she’s close enough to keep an eye on what their latest garden projects are.
Another interesting piece was this ‘ divider” made from 3 doors hinged together. Directly behind these doors is a place with wooden tables, dirt, supplies, etc. where Dick works on his potting, creating, and storing plants yet to find homes in the gardens… In the open before,…now, somewhat what Dick wants to hide is sheltered from view in a definite lovely manner..
“These flue tiles might look out of place in a small garden bed, or in the middle of a lawn, but tucked gently back among some trees and filled with beautiful plants, Dick Wickline has once again used his creative talents to go that ” extra mile” and bring the gardening art together in a lovely way!!!!! One of the many delightful sights at The Wickline’s garden tour yesterday…”
“That’s what we got a whole lot of when my FMG friends and I visited each of our Ohio gardens, Jeanie tell us. “All of us were excitedly talking about the ideas we were going to duplicate in our own home gardens… What a day today has been…such a treat…we must have laughed all day!”