We expect many of you locals already know about the Edmonds In Bloom organization and their annual garden tour but we had no idea what a wonderful, incredible group and event it really was until last summer.
One home and garden we saw last year was an incredible transformation. The owner had pictures from when the property was purchased which showed a good sized yard with a few large trees and a modest home with mostly a large boring flat lawn.
The home and garden were both renovated over two years and on the hot July day when we toured, it was relatively cool and comfortable thanks to the many pathways and trellises and shady spots all over the yard. The variety of plants in the yard was impressive. Dozens at least. Large cedar trees provided great privacy and shade for hydrangea and many other plants I couldn't name without the help of the cards that were installed for the tour.
To say that the gardens of Edmonds are stunning is such an understatement. One thing we love to do is just drive around town in our van, Olga, and look at the amazing yards. The cherry trees, azalea, rhododendron, purple creeper, and so many more delightful things to feast your eyes on. Some yards have massive cedar, others have monkey puzzle. We live in a great forest.
This year the tour is on Sunday, July 17th. Tickets will be available June 1st for $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the tour. They sold out last year so we will be getting ours early.
Hope to see you on the tour!