Saturday, May 28, 2011

Water systems

Check out this cool water system we saw during the pre-tour.

When I was growing up my family had a farm and we left the big city of New Iberia to go to the farm in Garland every weekend. Mostly to work. I had to clean out the chicken coops. Big terrible job. The chickens just kept s%$#ing so when my uncle came to inspect my work he'd act like I hadn't finished the job. Hated that job.

We had a cistern for drinking water and the water was delicious. I wonder if this water system pictured is purified enough to drink?

The farm also had an outhouse until I was 10 years old. I'm thinking that farm wasn't as great as I remember - delicious drinking water or not.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Posing at the pre tour

We're at the Sanders garden, our first stop. Great yard, pool, but especially pavilion with cooking area, fireplace and TV. The furniture was just asking for someone to curl up and take a nap.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger attends White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans

The tour was celebrity city with the British Royals and Arnold's LOVE TOUR.

Read all about it:

Check out Daniel Lopez-Photography on facebook for wonderful professional pictures of the tour. Thank you, Daniel.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The map

Here's the map again. Double click to enlarge. Note the garden in each neighborhood where you can buy tickets - $10.00, children under 12 free.

The tour is this coming Sunday, May 22, from 11:00 to 5:00.

Don't miss Mariana Green's article on the tour in this week's Thursday garden section of the Dallas Morning News. She's featuring one of our gardens.

Five days until the big event!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Artsy shoes

One of the artists on the tour next Sunday will be wearing these FABULOUS designer shoes. Look for all the artists in the gardens on the tour. They may not have her FABULOUS shoes, but they will have FABULOUS art for sale.

Sunday, May 22 from 11:00 to 5:00

Voted Best Garden and Artisans Tour in the entire world.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Here's the map

Here's the map for the tour. Hopefully when you double click it will get bigger. Who knows? Your blogger is not the most computer literate. Check past blog postings to tell you which garden in each neighborhood you buy your tickets.

Also check facebook for more. Just go to facebook and type in White Rock East Garden and Artisans.

We are all hoping you'll come on down.

Sunday, May 22, from 11:00 to 5:00

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Buy your tickets to the tour in these 3 yards

Casa Linda Estates, Little Forest Hills and Forest Hills will have one garden in each neighborhood where you can buy tickets to the tour ($10.00 for the entire tour).

Casa Linda Estates
1502 Tranquilla

Little Forest Hills
8915 San Benito

Forest Hills
8138 Santa Clara

Don't miss our Facebook page for more updates.!/pages/White-Rock-East-Garden-Tour-Artisans/168226656563549

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A sneak peak at one of the gardens

Cynthia and I will be artists in this wonderful yard.

I especially hope to meet all you wonderful people who have helped us promote the tour.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Addresses for tour

Little Forest Hills:
8915 San Benito Way
9019 Eustis
8702 San Fernando

Casa Linda Estates:
1410 Corto Drive
1502 Tranquilla Drive
9347 Angora

Forest Hills:
8138 Santa Clara
8259 San Benito Way
8131 San Cristobal Drive

Friday, April 22, 2011

Robert Bellamy studio tour

The Forest Hills Garden Club visited Robert Bellamy's studio last Thursday. We had lunch on the grounds thanks to Katrina going to Whole Foods and buying everyone lunch. We toured and sat down to a lovely meal. Even though this is not about the White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans, I know you'll enjoy these pictures.

I'll soon be posting a few tour preview pictures. Stay tuned to this blog and go to White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum

This weekend is Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum, another wonderful event in our neighborhood.

Read all about it:

Hope to see you there.

Forest Hills Garden Club

Thursday morning the Forest Hills Garden Club girls met at Judy Whalen's house. Much of the discussion was about the White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans volunteer recruiting and duties. Please comment at the end of the blog if you are interested in volunteering. This is THE PARTY of the year where you will be sure to see neighbors and friends.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tulips at the Arboretum

Here's a couple of photos from the Arboretum taken yesterday. The Dallas Arboretum is in walking distance to 3 of the prettiest neighborhoods in Dallas.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Remembering the 2008 garden tour

This picture is a small area of Mary's back yard during the 2008 tour. She's a very serious gardener, raising chickens, growing beautiful flowers and her family enjoying her edible garden.

Keep checking White Rock East Garden Tour & Artisans on facebook for more info and pictures.

And you might also like for weird garden and other humor.

Friday, March 4, 2011

White Rock Lake Garden Tour & Artisans

We're back!!!!!!!! And planning the 10th annual White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showcasing these great neighborhoods:

Casa Linda Estates

Little Forest Hills

Forest Hills

Including fabulous Casa Linda Estates, Little Forest Hills and Forest Hills neighbor/artistans selling in the 9 gardens.

Plus, the incredible plant sale.

This is THE EVENT in East Dallas.

Mark your calender today and stay tuned here and on facebook for new details, old friends and much anticipation.