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Gig Harbor gardeners show off private gardens this weekend

I love this time of year, despite our unseasonably chilly spring, the garden is coming alive.  I love walking around my yard, in my robe and slippers, coffee in hand each morning.  My neighbors probably think I'm a bit loony, but I do go outside nearly every morning.  Some times I even am compelled to grab the pruners and cut back blooms, pull a few weeds, deadhead.  Ohhhh I love the smell of slug bait in the morning!

Yes I love to garden, and if you are a gardener you know what I am talking about.  It is so satisfying to watch your garden come alive in the spring.  Sweet peas starting to bloom this week, strawberries are ready, roses are peaking and slugs are having a party with all the rain!  This is what gardening in the Pacific Northwest is! 

Gardeners love to share - gathering ideas from each other, sharing plant cuttings or bouquets or all that extra zucchini!  Gardening is a labor of love that is meant to be shared.  This weekend at the Gig Harbor Garden Tour, seven local gardeners do the ultimate sharing by opening up their home gardens to over 1000 strangers.

 

My home was featured on the garden tour three years ago and I know the amount of time, work and back breaking effort that goes into getting your garden ready. But I can also say that the 1000 plus people who visited my house over those two days were gracious, conscientious, polite, complimentary and very eager to learn.  It made it all worth while.

The Gig Harbor Garden Tour is a special event that not only provides a great once in a lifetime peak into private home gardens but also provides funds for the TCC Gig  Harbor Adult Literacy program.  So get out this weekend and support the Gig Harbor Garden Tour!  Enjoy, learn and support a great cause!  www.gigharborgardentour.org