On Father's Day I gave my husband, an avid organic gardener, a Garden Tour of the urban gardens of West Asheville hosted by Greenworks. This one garden, owned and created by Damaris and Ricki Pierce, pictured above, was the last one we visited and I thought the most unique - very inspiring, creative and filled to the brim with wonderful ideas.
Every nook and cranny was filled with elf towers, gnomes, fairy doors, birdhouses and faces on trees as well as inscriptions.
The water feature started at the top of the hill behind the house and flowed down into another pond just by the back door. It created a lovely soft sound and movement.
Pathways wandered throughout, over the stream and into shady areas provifing plenty of places to sit and rest.
Ricki ,also called the Rock Pirate, is steadily working on adding rock facade to the buildings on the property. He began with the doghouse, then his wife's studio, garage and now he is hiding their ordinary looking house under a lovely rock exterior. Turrets and towers dot the landscape.
Black cats roam the grounds busy exploring and adding to the charm of the place.
And finally when you leave, an inscription over the arch gives you that warm fuzzy feeling - as if you didn't have it before! "You are loved"
After wandering gardens all day I had used up my camera battery and memory card so some of the photos are mine, some from Wamboldtopia website and others from the Mountain Express. I hope you have enjoyed this tour as much as we did and will visit Outdoor Wednesday and Watery Wednesday for more wonderful posts!