Saturday, July 25, 2009

Share A Garden Sunday - Off to See the Wizard

Our county has a 4 acre park in the town that I live in. This park has an 1880's farmhouse, springhouse and pond. It also is on one of the many bike trails we have.
The master gardeners through the Ohio State University extension office maintain all of the gardens. The next couple of Sundays I will explore the various areas of this beautiful park.

I have put some of the pictures I took there last week in posts, if you are interested:

Let's go explore!
This is the entrance to the gardens:
On the west side of this park - under the canopies is the children's garden. It allows young and old to learn about different plants, as well as play and explore gardening.
So lets wander that way:

This years theme is The Wizard of Oz:
Don't you just love the characters?

A great area to just sit and watch the butterflies or even have lunch.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow, follow, follow, follow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
On the east side:

Who's that in the picnic basket?

Toto is that you?????
Where's Almira Gulch????

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead!

She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below.
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead*

This is the view as you walk out the archway into the rest of the garden:

See you next Sunday for the main gardens!

*Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!
From "The Wizard of Oz" music by Herbert Stothart, Harold Arlen, and E.Y. Harburg


  1. What a delightful place...thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh JO! Thanks for sharing this on SAGS! I am just tickled with this! Such a fantastic idea ...I'm going to have to keep this in mind when we do Garden Walk next year! :) Thanks for participating this week! :)

  3. Oh, and you're welcome to come on a tour of the neighborhood anytime! :)

  4. What a cute idea! We don't have any type of garden geared toward children in our area.

  5. Great post! What a wonderful place to visit.

    Thanks for coming to visit...oh how I love company! And, for entering my little giveaway...

    Good luck!


  6. What a great place!I love gardens like that.They're just so much fun!
    We're here:

  7. Tyler would love this place! Two of her favorite things, Wizard of Oz and flowers!!

  8. I love seeing things from so many different parts of the country, that is why blogging is so remarkable! Thanks Jo for this lovely post, what a super special spot for kids and families..hats off to you and all in the great State of Ohio! PS Nurses rock!!!

    warmest regards, kelley

  9. Hi Jo :)

    I think that's the garden my kids robbed... ah oh! LOL Shhhh... don't tell!


  10. Hey Jo,
    Oh what a precious garden..I've always loved the "Wizard of Oz" Movie. By the way...I don't know if you know about it or not, but Twyla and Lyndsey at Two Crazy Crafters Blog are having a Wizard of Oz Party should post this when the the "Wizard of Oz Party" can go to this address to join in and get signed up, all of the info is on their blog, This would make such a cute Wizard of Oz Party Post. I'll have to admit that I didn't actually sign up to join in on the Wizard of Oz Party posts, because I don't have anything Wizard of Oz, but I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else posts pertaining to "The Wizard of Oz" That will be alot of fun!
    Oh and one more thing...the wind always begins to blow when I try to spray paint. LOL! Your tray looks awesome...what a great idea! I hope you have a great night!
    Big Hugs,