Monday, August 13, 2018

Want a "Quickie" ? Today - a lot of "Quickies" this week!

“Quickies”

Seriously – yet another!!!
I must stop walking the garden in the morning – or at the very least – stop all the picture taking. These “Quickies” are getting to be way too many!!!
These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 8.13.18.  
Enjoy

 Don't know the name of this one?
Any suggestions???

 Crab Spider

 Daylily #29

 Flying Bumble Bee
approaching Russian Sage

 Lantana - with Bumble Bee

 Joe Pye Weed

 More bees this time on Veronica.

 Monarch - love their story!

 Rudbeckia - Goldstrum


 Daylily - Claudia


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.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Want a "Quickie" Today ? so many "Quickies" !!

Getting to be too many “Quickies” this month!! Hahaha!  These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 8.9.18. Ran out to the gardens again this morning to see what was blooming today.  As always, this time of year – LOTS.  Here are a few of the photos taken this morning.
Enjoy


 Balloon Flower

 Check  out this bee!

 How many butterflies can you find on these Cone Flowers???

 Great coloration on the wings!

 A new  one - yellow - showed up this  morning.

 Garden view looking West.

 Hybridized Daylily #8 "Flame"

 My "friend" the Ghost Spider is back!

 Saw me - so 
trying to hide from me - under the Cone Flower.

 Love over the fence - with Blade.

 Trumpet Vine


 One last look at at this butterfly - so many here today!

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.

If you wish to email a message or share photos of your garden
please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:



Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Designplus 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.



Monday, August 6, 2018

Want a "Quickie" ? Today - another one so soon!


“Quickies”

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 8.6.18. Ran out to the gardens after yoga class and before breakfast – just to see what is happening out there.  As always, this time of year – LOTS.  Here are a few of the photos taken this morning.
Enjoy

 Ghost Spider - fascinating
I will be doing a full posting on this spider in the days ahead.

 Globe Thistle

 One of the Lily Fields
with ship ribs from the mid 18th century.

 Love Over the Fence

 Monarch
There is going to be a large posting on this butterfly in the future.

 Bumble Bee in a daylily - got to love this!

 Even my second crop of Snow Peas is emerging - love those!

 Lake View

 Liatris

 Native planats in the East Field.

 Tiger Lily

 Daylily #X1
One of 450 hybridized here in the gardens.

 Bumble Bee o n a Cone Flower.


 Last look at part of the Native Flowers in the East Field.


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.

If you wish to email a message or share photos of your garden
please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 7.29.19

“Quickies”

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning about 7:30 AM at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 7.29.18.  This is the time of year when the gardens are so very alive, with flowers, ants, bugs, bees and butterflies!.
Enjoy


 Lets enter through the Main Garden Gate.
Designed with Frank Lloyd Wright ideas in mind.


 Ghost Spider - 
fascinating every time I find one in the garden.


 Monarch Butterfly - 
one of the migrating wonders of the world!





We end this posting as the bee searches for more flowers!


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.

If you wish to email a message or share photos of your garden
please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:



Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Designplus 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.








Thursday, July 26, 2018

GARDEN CLUB - TOUR

On Tuesday, July 24th.  a number of members from the Kewaunee County Garden Club came here to tour the gardens. A great group of people who obviously love gardening, make their yards look beautiful, and do lots of volunteer hours beautifying public spaces throughout the county.  So nice of them to visit.
They walked around checking-out a number of the twelve different garden rooms here at Waters East.  This was followed by a monthly meeting in the Asia Patio.

Here are a number of photos from the tour.

 The early arrivals.


 False Sunflower

 walking the Lake Path

 one of the Lily Fields in the gardens

 Native Monarda
listening as I spoke about garden ship artifacts
I have collected from Lake Michigan

 Daylily #29 mike at Lily Path

one of many day lilies
which I have hybridized here at Gardens at Waters East
#8 bicolor

 hybridized - # X1

 Ghost Spider

Daylily Locust 
the reddest red I have ever seen!

Middle Walk

 Virginia Blue Bells

Another one of the more than 450 day lilies I hybridized here. 
#8.4 orange flame

monthly meeting of the Kewaunee Garden Club
held in the Asia Patio


What would a garden club tour and meeting be - 
if there were no wine and "munchies???

Even the Ghost Spider had some "munchies" too!!