We not only didn’t reduce the plans for today’s itinerary for the garden tours, we added a drive through the rain to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (designed long ago by Frederick Law Olmsted) to see who we would vote for in the Front Yard Garden Contest. The contest was set up by the National Buffalo Garden Festival and with support from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. For more information about these totally renovated front yards and how YOU can vote online, visit Jim Charlier at The Art of Gardening.
The rain didn’t stop us ‘from restoring the tissues’ at the Bird Street Garden, so packed with plants and ponds and fish that the vegetable garden had to move out onto the driveway to grow in pots.
This is one of two ponds in the Bird Street Garden. I don’t know if you can tell but that is watercress growing above the little waterfall. The water was falling everywhere, but it didn’t dampen our spirits.
The sun is shining today and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (and more) await.
Don’t forget, you can see all this (and more) when you visit Buffalo for the Garden Walk – or almost anytime. Did I mention there is great architecture here, too. Everywhere!