Tuesday, January 21, 2020

It is rather OBVIOUS

You can tell it is Winter!!

You may ask - - how can you tell this?  Very easy, it is obvious.   This is when I do more postings on the Blog.  It is my way of winter gardening jajaja!!!  Can not do much outside.

The snow is on the ground, all is white, the weather is cold, winds blow strong and noting is growing outside.

So there are a few more postings at this time of year than normal!!! 


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Yucca - in the garden


These are photos taken of the one and only Yucca plant in the gardens. It always looks to me like it belongs in a desert and not growing in the climate of Lake Michigan.  But it does well here as you can see.

Yucca -- from the dictionary - - a plant of the agave family with stiff sword-like leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers that are dependent upon the yucca moth for fertilization, found especially in warm regions of North America and Mexico. )

 As you can see, it is still growing tall.

 Blooms are starting.

 Someone else is enjoying the flowers.

 View of Yucca with the lake.


 Foggy day - August

 Looking down.

 January snow.

July sunset.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ryan Park - Nature Preserve

Ryan Park is small nature preserve near to the Gardens at Waters East.  It is about five miles west of the gardens.  On the day I was there, I hiked a two mile trail.  As you can see the colors are all soft yellows.  Nice and bright beneath the canopy of leaves.
A reminder here of what life was like only a few short weeks ago – before the SNOW!

 A beautiful place to walk!

 Love finding mushrooms.

 A hiker in the woods

 I have no idea how this got there - 
but sometime in the pass someone went a little crazy!

Hope you enjoyed the hike - I did!

Friday, January 3, 2020


Each month Gardens at Waters East (GAWE) will post a few never before seen photos of “garden life” called - - BLOG SHOTS.  Here are the photos for this posting.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

 view form the gardens - September

 Lilac - yellow -- June

 Obedient  Plant & Coneflower - July

 Pink Mallow - September

 Lake View with Formal Garden - June

 Sweet William - July

 Smoke Bush - Royal Purple - July

 Sambucus - June

 Poppy - July

 Storm approaching - view from the gardens - August

Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East
unless otherwise marked.
NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted – is what it here.  It is what it is.

Saturday, December 28, 2019


A few photos today – just for your eyes!
All taken in the Gardens at Waters East


 Sunrise at Gardens at Waters East - September

 Anemone - native - - - May

 Dwarf Iris - April

 Moss Rose - June

 Spirea Bush - leaves - May

Morning Glory - September