Preparations for “Courtyards, Concerts and Cars” are almost done. The six gardens on this inaugural tour are all wonderful. Residents have taken their courtyard spaces from very nice to spectacular in the past few weeks. All their hard work is so appreciated. I hope the turn out on Saturday makes it worth their while. I also hope that guests take time to ask questions of our Collin County Master Gardener docents present in each garden.
It was my far-fetched hope that the spring petunias would be full and lush for the event. We almost made it because we have had an extended cool spring. Some of the petunias have taken a turn for the worse since some warmer days have ensued, so we will be replacing them with periwinkle and purslane.
While the residents have been making their hedgerows and courtyards beautiful with seasonal and perennial color, I am trying to keep up with them in the public spaces of Tucker Hill.
At Founders Square, some of the petunias are still going strong. The white blooms on the Natchez crape myrtles are spectacular, the salvia is blooming and the esperanza looks good too!
Please join us Saturday to get a glimpse on just how charming courtyard gardens really can be and see what you notice blooming at Tucker Hill today!!