As a former "Fling" planner I speak with experience when I say that both planning a Fling AND opening your own garden to the group during the event is pure madness. Only a crazy person would sign up for such a thing...
Naturally that meant Tammy, lead planner for the 2017 Capital Region Fling, did just that last June. She's a Wonder Woman.
If you follow Tammy's blog, Casa Mariposa, you already know her garden is all about the pollinators.
But it's also got style, Tammy's own individual stamp. We all loved it.
From our Fling materials: "Tammy’s garden is a study in improvisation and imperfection that has been dogscaped to meet the needs of her canine crew. Her cottage style garden is completely organic and packed with native plants and ornamentals that attract and support wildlife. All annuals that attract pollinators are grown from seed during the winter. The garden features a 67 foot river bed dug by hand that ends in a rain garden designed to prevent runoff from entering the storm drain and flowing to the Chesapeake. "
I think the back porch and steps were a favorite of just about all of us.
Or rather I should specify the pots and plants on (and in) the the steps. What a collection!
This is just so very Tammy. A happy plant just growing right up through the pavers.
The river bed (or is this the rain garden portion?) was a thing of wonder and beauty.
And even though she swore we were seeing her garden "as is..no time to primp!" it was photo-shoot ready.
Happy Garden Bloggers, snapping away...
Hmmm... love that fuzzy succulent. An Echeveria? (note, another something growing out of the pavers to the right)...
I really should know what these are...anyone?
Love the bud.
Love the flower.
Thank you Tammy for including your wonderful garden on the Fling itinerary and putting together such a memorable event!
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