Monday, July 2, 2012

Tea in an Extraordinary Garden #2

As you know, I recently attended and volunteered at the Polk County Master Gardeners' Tour. Last week I posted about tea in Robby's extraordinary garden. Today, it's Rita's garden.

The theme of the garden tour was Extraordinary Gardens by Ordinary People - meaning doable by any determined gardener.

Enjoy Rita's garden, where she has set up tea for us.

Rita does vegetable gardening in containers. If you look closely, you will also see some purely decorative plants in this area.

Lettuce and carrots growing in plastic IKEA tubs

Creative use (repurposing) of a shiny coffee pot

Rita has several garden rooms. This area is called "The Bistro." This would be a great place to sit with a cup of tea.

Spent allium heads were spray painted in pastel colors.

The herb garden

Now we're approaching another garden room, the gazebo. This is where Rita has set up our tea.

The gazebo from another angle

A silver tea service with a lovely patina and two colorful (even "gardeny" looking) cups

Notice there are guests in the background of this photo - they are touring Rita's garden.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how Rita set up tea in the garden.

On another note: Did you hear about the VIRUS going around called Housework? If you feel the need to start housework - stop immediately! This virus affects your sleep and wipes out your social life. It causes you to be late for luncheons with friends and disrupts coffee get-togethers. It makes you grumpy and irritable. If you should come into contact with housework, go straight to the nearest store and get the only known antidote, which is called CHOCOLATE.

Linking to Tea Time Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Tea in the garden

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