Another Garden Walk year has passed and this year was really something. The things people do with their backyards in this city are amazing and we got some really good ideas from some of the things we saw. I didn’t have the good camera, we are still waiting to get a new one since losing it but the old Nikon took some pretty decent pictures today.
This weekend is the 2012 Buffalo Garden Walk which is one the biggest garden events in the country. It is a great opportunity for gardening nerds like us to get out and see what people have done, get ideas, and gain inspiration. The event takes place all over the city of Buffalo and is free. Houses that opt to share their garden areas place a Garden Walk sign in their front yards with different boxes to check off. They alert the garden walk guests as to what is available to look at. They indicate weather or not you are able to go into the backyard, or if the garden is only in the front yard, etc. That’s the greatest part about the event. You get to see what these beautiful old homes do with the smaller backyards that most of them have. I will have some pictures up this weekend of some of the better creations we encounter on our venture.
One thing that I noticed in San Francisco was that many of the apartments had unique, lavish gardens in the back. It was really incredible to see. Due to the fact that the buildings are on different ground levels, it’s easy to climb a few steps and get a look at many of them at once from above. The apartment that we stayed at had just the garden we were visioning for our own back yard.
|Not the furniture, but we love all of the green with the red brick. I bet it looks even better when the flowers bloom.|
Our back yard is really small, and we basically wanted to turn it into a back patio area like this. The patio at the apartment we stayed in was just as small as our backyard so it will be perfect. The red bricks looked fantastic after probably years of weathering.
|Too bad we couldn’t just get our bricks “aged”.|
The plans for the patio won’t be in place until next season but it will give us plenty of time to brainstorm. Right now the backyard looks like a jungle, all overgrown. It’s nerve-racking because we don’t close on the house until June 3. How ridiculous will the lawn look by then? Hopefully it gets somehow maintained.