Our west courtyard has been selected to be a “contributing property” for our neighborhood association’s Spring Garden Tour! Whoo-hoo! Too fun! I just LOVE going on garden tours, so it is great fun to have created something that others will enjoy and perhaps be inspired by.
Here’s a “Before” photo":
And “After” – voila! (Click to enlarge.)
The Tour is a fundraiser for the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Historic Designation Fund. Our neighborhood has been nominated for historic status – which, if we get it, will mean a permanent reduction of approximately 50% in our property taxes! We need to raise $38,000 to pay our half of the consultants’ fee – the consultant who is walking us through the lengthy legal process of nomination. We’ve raised $10,000 so far!
Luckily, the event is not until April 18, so there is more time for our new plantings to fill in.
The other fun news is that I will also be selling my fabric art here during the Garden Tour and donating 50% of the proceeds to the Historic Designation Fund. Here’s a little preview… (yet to be embroidered and quilted AND named):