The Second Garden tour during the Asheville Garden Bloggers Spring Fling, took us to the Burton street Community Gardens. Asheville, NC is full of interesting gardens. Click HERE to find out more about Asheville Public Gardens...
I did not see the Peace Sign within this little garden until I loaded this picture! Made from old bottles.
My eye was caught by the recycling efforts of this old Satellite dish!
This caterpillar, or doodle bug was keeping guard of the veggie patch.
Veggie beds along the hillside.
Watch out for the Bees Crossing!
This bee found a poppy to enjoy!
Recycled concrete items to form steps up the hillside.
The stairs took us to this interesting spot. A pizza oven which I heard was made by the community children and adults. Mud and straw to make something everyone on the street can be proud of and utilize!
Hosta along the pathway.
Who would put a washing machine in a garden?
|SKEETER'S WASHING MACHINE ICE CHEST|
Well, me! Above you see my version of a Washing machine used as an ice chest for patio and garden parties! Surrounded by Jasmine, Hosta, Ferns and Petuna's. Yes, my family washing machine used when I was a child growing up in an old 1800's farmhouse.
Higher up on the hillside we found what seemed like a junk pile. Upon a closer look, I could see forts and castles built by little hands from scraps of wooden pallets, old signs and many different types of materials. As children, my brothers and I would frequent bins at our neighboring Kroger Grocery and recycle their old fruit and veggie crates to create such structures.
Bright Reds seem to be a popular choice of color in this interesting garden.
Real works of art were throughout the gardens such as this Dragon Fly Wall.
Do you see the roof to this shelter?
A Green Roof!
An alpine slide made from old plastics?
More of those rusty Tonka Trucks, as seen from the previous garden.
This made sense to me. As I was strolling about this odd garden, I could not help but think it would make a perfect setting for Halloween!
Yes, this was an odd garden and one I was not expecting. But after thinking upon it a bit, I can see this as a gathering place for the community. Where one is free to express them self whether through art, gardening, building or just sitting and visiting with their neighbors. Who knows, this place could be the younger years of a World famous Architect or Artist! The main thing I see to this garden is to get a child outside into nature and to allow them to use their imagination! Over all, I kinda dig COMMUNITY PEACE, In the Garden...
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