The houses of Lancaster Ave. were more of the same…and I mean that in a good way.
The birdhouses came first, then the tree and the window. The homeowner said she started with a couple of birdhouses then all of sudden everyone was giving her birdhouses. I know how she feels, I went through a rooster phase
(I shutter at the thought).
Mary’s Garden is one of the larger gardens we visited and has a very touching story to go along with it. Mary was terminally ill and wanted to have a garden next door. Mary & James happened to own the house next door so they tore it down to make way for the garden. She gardened there for a year before passing away.
James is now married to Annabelle. I really admire her choice of plants, she is growing some of the same plants that we grow in Houston. It is definitely a labor of love in the winter when all of those plants have to be brought indoors. The Mexican Flame vine pictured to the left is amazing, think I’ll get one of those for my garden.
A few more pictures from Lancaster Ave.
Here’s a glimpse of the interesting architecture of many of the houses we saw while in Buffalo.
Our final stop was at Jim Charlier’s house for lunch. Notice the for sale sign?
A huge thanks once again for all the work that went into pulling off such a great event. Until next year, my fellow garden bloggers. It was a pleasure meeting all of you.
Today was the last day of Garden Walk Buffalo 2010. Maybe next year you will be one of the attendees.