On Monday, the committee (which includes me) got to do a pre-tour of the gardens. And….WOW! The seven gardens on this year’s tour are GORGEOUS!!!
While at the tour, an unknowing landscaper asked me if I lived at one of the homes….it occurred to me to say yes….what would it hurt? For a millisecond, I had a fantasy of me swirling around in a sundress and floppy hat on my own lakefront property with a dock, giant cottonwood, and stylish landscaping. But honesty got the best of me and my dream world quickly vanished as I said reluctantly said no and kicked the dirt with my Target sandals.
If a garden can invoke that kind of reaction to such a simple question…you know it’s a good one. And it’s not just one…it’s SEVEN! They are all stunning and all filled with gorgeous combinations of bushes, shrubs, flowers, and trees.
But hey, gardening isn’t for everyone. If botany ain’t your thang, don’t fret. You probably enjoy coupons, tax deductions, and delicious drinks….who doesn’t? Well, the Garden Tour ticket book is all of those things wrapped in one. Inside the book you’ll find the recipe for our famous Rhubarb Punch, coupons to local nurseries, and $17 of the $18 it costs to purchase the ticket is tax-deductible. What a deal!
But WAIT, there’s more! Yes, those lovely ladies at the Fort Collins Junior League have decided to accept donations for evacuees of the High Park Fire that’s happening just 15 miles west of us in our beautiful mountains. Bring your donations to the tour and we’ll get them to the American Red Cross to help those in need. Also, all evacuees are welcome to come to the tour for free! Just stop by the Will Call and we’ll get you a ticket.
So, be sure to buy your tickets to get those coupons then come to the tour to check out the gardens and drop off your donation to the High Park Fire evacuees. Thank you for helping us make this year’s Garden Tour a HUGE success!!