Saturday, June 18, 2011



(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken just today at the Gardens at Waters East. - - - June 18, 2011.   A rain storm is on its way this afternoon so a few photos were taken this morning for today's record.


 Red Peony

Cairns in Asian Garden

White Spiderwort

Siberian Iris
Geranium - Splish Splash

Bearded Iris

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.

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  1. That's a gorgeous white spiderwort. I just love those little flowers! Your sky and pictures are so vivid I can just imagine your garden in person. And to live on a lake!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I've never seen a Bearded Iris before. It does seem to have some kind of a "beard". I wonder if you would you be able to post a close up of it sometime.

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I'm amazed by your pictures. Our irises were over by mid April and our peonies by mid May due to the warm, dry spring we had. I almost wish the garden would slow down a bit and give me time to enjoy each season a bit more.

  4. I very much like the photo of the bearded iris.


  5. Hi Jack! I guess your garden is at its top! Very nice photos...

  6. About translating? If you use Google Chrome as a browser, you can set it to 'always' translate Portuguese, or ask first, or never translate Portuguese - depending on your own languages.

    Oh and I have seen those rock piles called obos. Don't know what language or culture that is.

  7. Hi Jack.
    I found your blog when I was visiting Hans.

    Wery nice photos of the iris´. I like the Siberian I haven´t seen that one before.
    Here where I live the early peonies just started to flower so we have all the beautiful flowers to look forward to.

    Have a great week


  8. Congratulations on your gardens Jack they are truly beautiful...I don´t know where to start, but that red Peony it´s amazing...we don´t have many peonies here in thing is certain our Bearded Iris are long gone...we are now well into Summer time, I can see for you is like early spring I think. It´s the difference of living in Zone 9 and you in zone Europe we only have Zone 4 in Norway or Russia!!!

  9. I think that even I have my garden in zone 4, but then again, I live in between Russia and Norway. The difference is that I live near the Arctic Circle and you live in the same latitude as Italy. Sometimes I wish my garden was closer to Italy than to the Arctic Circle. / Hans