Monday, August 3, 2020

Peony's Envy - 2020 edition

A few years back I wrote about Peony’s envy.  Lots of people checked-out that posting and it reoccurs again and again.  Seems lots of people have some kind of envy in that area of their lives!  And interesting enough, it seems to affect both males and female visitors to the garden blog.  Humm!

 

This is the third edition (2020) of that envy.  Three years now of ongoing Peony’s Envy – the interest continues!

 

Here are more photos that you might find stimulating.


Enjoy!

 














Tuesday, July 28, 2020

BLOG SHOTS #135

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

 sunrise - July

 Peony - June

 stone bench - mid arch path - June

 Lake Clouds - September 

 Scilla Peruvian - April

 garden entry area just beyond the main gate - June

 moth on window - July

 Lake Michigan at the gardens - August

 Siberian Iris - Cesar Blue - June

Moonrise - July




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.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In Your Face #18 - PASQUE Flower

In Your Face!!!

Me, me, me.  Look at me.  No, look at me.  Better yet, skip all those and look at me!  Walking through the Gardens at Waters East, one almost hears this constant refrain.  Every plant wants attention.  Every bloom is screaming – “I’m so beautiful just look at me!”  In many cases they are right.  Checkout the detail of this garden resident – Pasque Flower.

Self centered though they may be, the flowers do make you stop and stare.  They seem to be doing “their thing” just for you.  So why not indulge them for a few moments while walking the paths.

Here then are photos for this posting
pause a moment - - - really slow down and pause a moment
see the detail

Enjoy






The view from where the Pasque Flower is planted. 

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.

Friday, July 17, 2020

June 2020 Part #3

PART #3
As is the case for most months of the year, in June I took more photographs than I could ever publish!  This June, more than 400.  So, what I will do is publish a few of them in a three-part series.  That way, you can pick and choose how many postings for the month you want to view.  That only leaves about 350+ photographs in the files to be used another day – hahaha!

Do enjoy the gardens as they out do themselves this season of the year.

 Aster

 Catnip

 Snapdragon

 Spiderwort - white

 Spiderwort - fuchsia 

 Spirea & bugs

 Spilish splash - geranium

 Sweet William

 Virginia Blue Bells

 Weigela - Wine & Roses

 Lysimachia

Yucca buds 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Want a "Quickie" ? Today

All “Quickies” are taken and posted the same day.  Here are a few photos from this morning.  The blueberries are at the point of – eating yum yum.  Some of the day lilies that I have hybridized here at the gardens are starting to bloom.  Here are the first of those day lilies. Hope you enjoy as much as I did as I walked around the gardens after the rain this morning.

Enjoy










Monday, July 13, 2020

June 2020 Part #2

PART #2
As is the case for most months of the year, in June I took more photographs than I could ever publish!  This June, more than 400.  So, what I will do is publish a few of them in a three-part series.  That way, you can pick and choose how many postings for the month you want to view.  That only leaves about 350+ photographs in the files to be used another day – hahaha!

Do enjoy the gardens as they out do themselves this season of the year.

 Lupine

 Maltese Cross

 Mandevilla

 Mix on foggy day

 Monarch on Phlox June 6th

 Mugo Pine

 Phlox & Golden Ninebark

 Peony - June 30th

 Peony - June 20th

 Dutchman's Pipe Vine - Aristolochia macrophylla
 Looks like something Sherlock Holmes would have!
June 30th

 Sambucus  Black Lace 

Siberian Iris