Through the magic of the internet I can place a lily from Client #1's down in Clyde in the same post as lilies from Bulbarella's garden way up on top of the mountain. The internet and gardening blogs in particular are proving to have their own kind of magic.
An internet invitation was accepted and yesterday we were visited by Siria and her husband Tom for a garden tour. It was a really enjoyable evening getting to know our neighbors from over the mountain. Bulbarella's comment was that having me here has improved their social life. I think too that the resident gardeners are quite pleased to be able to show off their beloved garden to an appreciative audience for the second time this year. This time the weather cooperated.
Despite my current laughable stereotype of the grown son living in his parent's basement, alone and typing furiously away on the computer, it is not an exercise in futile isolation. The garden blogging world and the BlogAsheville world leads to real and genuine people. More is created than the posts on this blog.
500 and some odd holes have been pre-drilled through the panels of the metal roof to make fastening it down on a steep pitch less taxing. Rain however is putting a kink in the works. We want a dry roof before we cover it over.
But you have seen the roof and the house colors. I showed the style of flooring I want. Now some of you are ready to move on. Kitchens and bathrooms come to mind.
This glass tile, Pearl will be the main decorative element of the to be determined, white tile walls inside the glass block shower.
This glass tile, Inkwell will be the backsplash above the to be determined solid surface Corian type of kitchen countertop.
A vase filled with lilies would look good next to both of these.
Or a vase filled with gladiolas.
And sunsets like these are a great way to end a garden tour with the neighbors from over the mountain.