I’ve been on a lot of garden tours. More than the average Joe for sure. One of he most comprehensive and subtly fantastic residential gardens I’ve ever seen is on the KenTon Tour of gardens — Blyth’s Song ‘N Bird Gardens in Tonawanda. Yes, it has an official name.
Vegetable gardens? Check. Cornfield? Check. Outbuildings & sheds? Check. Flower gardens? Check. Ponds? Check. Over-sized model trains? Check. Antique car? Check and mate!
It was a great garden to take in slowly just because there was so much to it. There are shade gardens, sun gardens, an orange and yellow garden, a huchera garden, grass paths, stone paths, gravel paths, and plank paths.
They participate in the KentTon garden tour, the National Garden Festival’s Open Gardens, and have been generous enough to open their garden to bus tours. It just proves that graciousness and gardening go together like the three sisters — corn, beans & squash.
|A very full, but unassuming font yard. It’s a narrow lot but VERY deep.|
|The urban cornfield.|
|Have you ever considered an antique car as garden ornament?|
|Just asking for some artist to paint it.|
|Meandering paths seem to go on forever.|
|My favorite garden feature — a place for a nap.|
|Grass path and plank path intersection.|
|There are two trains this size. They don’t run, they’re just props.|
|In the back of the property, this pond sits in front of an old horse cart
and what looks like a blacksmith’s shop.