Saturday, October 1, 2022

Peony's Envy

A few years back I wrote about Peony’s envy.  Lots of people checked-out that posting and people checking it out 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 fourth edition (2022) of that never ending envy.  Four years now of ongoing “Peony’s Envy” – the interest continues!

 

Here are more photos of a couple different Peonies taken this summer – 2022,

 that you might find “stimulating”.


ENJOY !






Maybe more next year?




 



Monday, September 26, 2022

Day Lilies 2022. #3

This year as in years past, the daylilies at the Gardens at Waters East are blooming like crazy!  Over the years I have hybridized so many, now have more than 550 plus different day lily creations.  I keep promising myself to stop this obsession but to no avail!. When they are in full bloom as they are in July and August, I see possibilities to create a new plant with a different bloom, so I hybridize even more. I am thankful that some of my friends have taken many back to their own homes.  The problem is – that gives me more open soil space to hybridize and plant even more new creations!

 

Enjoy this blog posting of some of this year’s blooms.  This is the third and last posting for day lilies this year.

 

ENJOY

 



Rib from an old sailing ship of the 1800s,

found here on the beach.












 

 

Monday, September 19, 2022

BLOG SHOTS # 151



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

 

One of the new birdhouses added this summer. 




Bumble bee in flight.



Just a reminder from StoneWater Beach in front of the gardens
that winter will come again - soon!



Autumn beginning to make color changes to the grasses.



"I see you!"



Ships moving along on the lake in front of the gardens.

 

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, September 10, 2022

Day Lilies 2022 #2

This is the second of a three-part posting on the day lilies here at the Gardens at waters east blooming this summer.

 

This year as in years past, the daylilies at the Gardens at Waters East are blooming like crazy!  Over the years I have hybridized so many, now have more than 550 plus different daylilies.  I keep promising myself to stop this obsession but to no avail!. When they are in full bloom as they are in July and August, I see possibilities to create a new plant with a different bloom, so I hybridize even more. I am thankful that some of my friends have taken many back to their own homes.  The problem is – that gives me more open soil space to hybridize and plant even more new creations! 



Enjoy this blog posting of some of this year’s blooms.  I will do a third posting since I have more than enough to do many posting of these “babies” of mine.  MORE TO COME!

 

ENJOY

 

I worked hard to get the deep throats
in a number of dallies.






This daylily is more than 8 inches across!


This is one of my favorite - #8 iridescent.
One of the first that I hybridized.





Seeds form this plant were taken to Guatemala
and now are thriving plants there.



Saturday, September 3, 2022

NOT Monet - but yet - interesting!

The last week I have gone by these haybales a number of times, each time thinking of Claude Monet’s - Haystacks at Giverny.  These bales are a short distance from the Gardens at Waters East and I often picture how Monet would paint these this time of year.

 


Though this is:  not Giverny, not haystacks but rather haybales, not Monet with a camera – but only me.  When I pass this way, I still think of Monet and the many paintings over the seasons that he did at Giverny in the mid -1880s to mid - 1890s

 

Do enjoy my modern Giverny!



 




 









  

Sunday, August 28, 2022

DAY LILIES. 2022 #1

This year as in years past, the daylilies at the Gardens at Waters East are blooming like crazy!  Over the years I have hybridized so many, now have more than 550 plus different daylilies.  I keep promising myself to stop this obsession but to no avail!. When they are in full bloom as they are in July and August, I see possibilities to create a new plant with a different bloom, so I hybridize even more. I am thankful that some of my friends have taken many back to their own homes.  The problem is – that gives me more open soil space to hybridize and plant even more new creations! 

 


Enjoy this blog posting of some of this year’s blooms.  I will do a second and a third posting since I have more than enough to do many posting of these “babies” of mine.

 

ENJOY