Garden In A City Open Garden Day Is Next Sunday!

Our one garden Open Garden Day will happen next Sunday, July 28th, from 2-5 pm (we’ve adjusted the time slightly). Friends, neighbors, and anyone interested in gardening is invited to stop by.

Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm
The Sidewalk Border

It’s always hard to pick the right day for this sort of thing, and you’re always fretting about which flowers are not blooming yet or have passed their peak. However, there should be plenty to look at: Cup Plant, different kinds of Joe Pye Weed, Agastache, lots of Daylilies, Heliopsis, Bee Balm, Wild Bergamot, and more. Plus there are many bird-friendly berrying shrubs for the birders.

Shade Gardening
The Back Garden

We’ll have a handout on the plants in the garden with some related information.

It’s supposed to be a nice day – high of 75 and mostly sunny, so the gardening gods must approve.

Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Cup Plant
Sweet Joe Pye Weed and Cup Plant.

If you have any questions, write to me at

58 Comments on “Garden In A City Open Garden Day Is Next Sunday!

  1. Hmmmm…..If I can get a sitter I would so love to attend!!! This is absolutely fantastic!!! It would be such a great learning experience for me!!!

    • Feel free to bring the kids – unless they would be too much of a distraction for you. Not sure how far you are, if the car ride would be too much for them.

  2. That is great! I hope it is a beautiful day for it & that you are able to relax enough to enjoy it!! It is so nice to get to share all of this hard work, yes?!?

    • Weather prediction right now is for good weather. Yes, I basically want people to come and tell me what an astounding garden I have.

  3. I just had an open garden today and it was really fun to have everyone over. You’ll have a great time – just wish I could attend to ooh and ah!

  4. If you weren’t across one very big pond Jason I’d definitely be there! Your garden looks fab 🙂

      • Hi Jason, I’ve been to Chicago! A few years back though when blogging was a mere twinkle in my eye. I worked out there for over a week and LOVED it. I had a ‘moment’ when I stood on the wacker bridge (not quite sure how it’s spelt now?) and felt so in awe of the city. I stayed at Indigo on Dearborn (again,i could have spelt this wrong!!??) and the houses and gardens around there were beautiful. I was also amazed on the Saturday morning to find farmers market just down the block right there down town! Amazing! I was offered a job out there but couldn’t move permanently because Adam was doing a course though his hwork and the qualification meant a lot to him. Oh well, it was a great experience.

  5. Hope the day dawns lovely to show all your hard work off handsomely! I think the best gardeners look beyond what is currently blooming to what was and what will be, and in your garden that is a lot!! It’s like a novel – you know what has already happened which informed the present, but you keep imagining the future! Have a good time and enjoy the limelight!!

  6. What a wonderful thing to do, I’d love to do that but never seem able to sort the gardens. Good luck with it, I’ll look forward to hearing how it went.xxxx

  7. I would love to take a stroll around your garden — take pictures for those of us who can’t make it. I’m sure it will be a smashing success!

  8. Jason, I hope this day will pass without problems and your garden will be popular. I wish you to win!

  9. I would love to see your garden in person, but alas – you are too far away! Or more so – I am too far away… I will just have to enjoy the photos I imagine you will take and post for the benefit of us absentees. Have a great event – your garden looks fantastic! I attended Jane’s Open Garden yesterday, and it was absolutely lovely!

  10. Have a great day and be sure to capture it in pictures for us. I will tell you right now that you have an astounding garden!

  11. I hope many will stop by to see your nice garden. Looking forward to hearing about it. Remember to take lots of pictures.

  12. What an absolutely cool and generous thing to do! Thanks so much for inviting the birders to whom you were so gracious with your Varied Thrush, too. I am going to try very hard to not expend all my energy Sunday morning so I can stop by for a visit later.

  13. Hope you have a great open garden! You are so kind to do that. I’d be a bundle of nerves and so much would need to be done for anyone to be able to visit my garden. I’ll be there in spirit!

    • I’m cultivating a blase attitude. I’m thinking I’ll take up smoking so I can look off into the distance while puffing away, a look of detachment on my face. May not come off that way, though, what with all the coughing.

  14. I hope that you have a amazing day…what a wonderful idea. Now if only I was a little closer, I would be there camera in hand, wanting to meet you and your garden.


  15. Wow Jason, your garden looks amazing, I hope you have lots of visitors, I certainly wish I was one of them. Have an enjoyable day and hope the weather stays perfect for it.

  16. Hi Jason, I’d LOVE to come, and when I can be beamed across like Scotty, you can be sure I’ll be there. The garden’s looking lovely, I’m sure it will be be much appreciated.

  17. Hope to make it Sunday. Can’t wait to see your garden in person.

  18. Looks like it will be a beautiful way to spend a little time this summer! What a great idea too. Do you just do it on your own for one day every year or do some other gardens/neighbors participate?

    • Just doing it on my own. It’s a first time thing. There is a garden club that used to organize a garden tour that would come to my house but it didn’t happen this year so I’m doing this instead.

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