Monday, March 23, 2020

Seasonal Contrast #19 cairns

Seasonal Contrast in the - Gardens at Waters East

Postings in this ongoing series will show the same garden “area” and “objects” at two or more different times / seasons of the year.  The contrast will offer the viewer an appreciation of the beauty found in the same spot but in different months.  Some of the photos have never been seen before, others were collected from earlier postings in order to provide the needed contrast.  Each season has its own “feeling”, has its own  beauty.

Enjoy










Reference Note:  If you check out the archives for this Blog, you will find a number of “contrast” postings in this series.  All help in understanding the gardens throughout the year.

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Joy & Signs of Hope #1

I am calling this series – Joy & Signs of Hope.

There are not many uplifting things in the news these days, so I decided to do a little more posting on the blog.  Seeing things of beauty can bring a little joy to all of us at this time.  So in addition to the many regular postings here, over the next months I will do my part to brighten up your day with many recent photos taken of the beauty that lives here all year, Spring through Winter in the Gardens at Waters East.
I am calling these special postings – Joy & Signs of Hope.

Hope this helps!

An opening rose - always a beautiful thing!
A new day is beginning.

Leaves beginning to develop - Spring will come again!
Hope is arriving.

Enjoying the sun - and nourishment!
Life enjoys the moment.

Monday, March 2, 2020

BLOG SHOTS # 132

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

 The shore looking North - September

 Another beautiful day - August

 Super RED daylily - July

 July at the Gardens

 Pines - October

 Love over the Fence - August

 July

 June

 Primrose - June


 Lake Storm at the Gardens - September



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.

Monday, February 24, 2020

PEEPING TOMS

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is watching you?  You just can sense that there are eyes staring at you? Almost every morning when I get up – guess who is looking in my bedroom window???
I think these deer are really Peeping Toms – really!!!  They follow me around the house – looking in my windows – winter and summer!

Peeping Toms – hope I am not over-reacting!!!!!















Thursday, February 20, 2020

Day Lilies # 3 2019

This is the third and final post of a series of three postings on the Day Lilies blooming in the gardens this past summer. All of these are day lilies that were hybridized here at the Gardens at Waters East starting in 2005.  Amazing the variety of colors.  They each have a code Number or Letter - for identification of the year hybridized, and give a record of the “parents and grandparents”.  Hope you enjoy what you are about to see, as much as I have enjoyed creating them.  These day lilies exist no place else on Earth – except right here in the Gardens at Waters East.

Of special note are those with the code number starting with 8.  All of those, even though they are very different form one another were hybridized from the same male and female plants on the same day.   Believe it or not!  From that one session of hybridizing developed 38 seeds – all of them different from one another when they bloomed.  There are only a few of the number being posted in this series. Others show up in the BLOG SHOTS posted throughout the years.  Some crazy “recessive genes” must have been at work!

 # 7.1

 # 21

 # X 6.3

 # B

 # E

# X 13.3

 # 9 X group

"In Your Face" - # veg.1



Monday, February 17, 2020

Day Lilies # 2 2019

This is the second of a series of three postings on the Day Lilies blooming in the gardens this past summer. All of these are day lilies that were hybridized here at the Gardens at Waters East starting in 2005.  Amazing the variety of colors.  They each have a code Number or Letter - for identification of the year hybridized, and give a record of the “parents and grandparents”.  Hope you enjoy what you are about to see, as much as I have enjoyed creating them.  These day lilies exist no place else on Earth – except right here in the Gardens at Waters East.

Of special note are those with the code number starting with 8.  All of those, even though they are very different form one another were hybridized from the same male and female plants on the same day.   Believe it or not!  From that one session of hybridizing developed 38 seeds – all of them different from one another when they bloomed.  There are only a few of the number being posted in this series. Others show up in the BLOG SHOTS posted throughout the years.  Some crazy “recessive genes” must have been at work!

 # 8.10

 # 7.1

 # 8 Rootbeer

 # 8 Orange

 # X 13

 # 3

 # X 1

# 3 X

There will be one more posting soon on the blooms from the summer of 2019

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Day Lilies #1 2019

This is the first of a series of three postings on the Day Lilies blooming in the gardens this past summer. All of these are day lilies that were hybridized here at the Gardens at Waters East starting in 2005.  Amazing the variety of colors.  They each have a code Number or Letter - for identification of the year hybridized, and give a record of the “parents and grandparents”.  Hope you enjoy what you are about to see, as much as I have enjoyed creating them.  These day lilies exist no place else on Earth – except right here in the Gardens at Waters East.


Of special note are those with the code number starting with 8.  All of those, even though they are very different form one another were hybridized from the same male and female plants on the same day.   Believe it or not!  From that one session of hybridizing developed 38 seeds – all of them different from one another when they bloomed.  There are only a few of the number being posted in this series. Others show up in the BLOG SHOTS posted throughout the years.  Some crazy “recessive genes” must have been at work!

 # 8.1

 # 12.2

 # X6

 # X1

 # X10

 # 8 -" iridescent" - one of my favorites

 # 8 yel.2

 # 3X.3
# 16 

There will be two more postings of the day lilies from this past summer 
coming shortly!