Should you be so inclined, you can get up tomorrow, and go. Our fifth annual garden cruise-a tour we sponsor to benefit the Greening of Detroit, starts at 9, and ends at 4:30.
We put on a reception afterwards-a light supper, summer style beverages as in gin and tonics, and French white wine, and the lively company of other garden afficianados.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of the tickets goes to the Greening. That money helps fund their educational and summer employment programs. They have an idea about a better city, and we support that idea. 100%.
All of the 7 landscapes on tour are very different-each the product of a person with a passion for the garden. Each is chock full of interesting moves, and delightful decisions.
It is one of my most favorite days of the garden season. It is the only summer day I am home all day. I like seeing and talking with the people who tour. I like hearing what they have to say about my garden, and I am happy to share anything I know about the plants, or the design.
Afterwards I will join lots of other people at the shop-the seventh garden on our tour-to talk about what everyone has seen. The nicotiana garden in the front is unbelievably beautiful-and fragrant.
Each gardener puts their best foot forward-and their best effort into creating a garden experience. Should you decide to go, I feel confident you will be glad you did.
We will be at the shop at 8 tomorrow morning, for those who want to get up and go. A cruise ticket is 35.00. A ticket with the reception-50.00. We can take your payment info by phone, and email you the ticket. Or you can stop by.
Hope to see you.