Monday, February 13, 2012


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.  I don't know about you but I needed a reminder of Spring & Summer.  Enough of Winter already!!!!!

moments in the garden - - enjoy

Daylily ID:  MK #8

Barberry - Crimson Pygmy
Nepeta foassenii - Walkers Low
Native Primerose

Asian Garden
with view of Lake Michigan

 Geranium - Johnson's Blue

on Lily Path bench

Red Phlox

Russian Sage

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.

Sunrise in July

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  1. Beautiful photos, you must be looking forward for the Spring to come! Your primerose looks quite diferent from ours which is Primula vulgaris, do you know the name of your´s?

  2. I like the Barberry, nepeta and primrose combo - great colours and textures together. I used to have Russian Sage but it died out. I must buy a few new ones this year - I forgot how beautiful it looks and smells. Excellent photos - thx!

  3. Beautiful colorful shots. And the sunrise ... just gorgeous.
    Have a nice week !!!

  4. Haven't you got snowdrops as we do? They can grow everywhere, you know. I will also recommend eranthis one of the first flowers to come. Even when you have snow, they are sticking there little yellow heads up! So nice and so strong! Thank you for sharing nice pictures - I love your bench!

  5. In meinem Garten ist es jetzt sehr kalt. Minus 10 Grad und kälter. Ich sehne mich sehr nach dem Frühling, Sonne, Wärme und viele bunte Blumen.
    Die schönen Bilder zeigen die gleichen Sorten, die auch hier im Sommer wachsen. Aber eine so wunderschöne Seenlandschaft haben wir nicht.

  6. I definitely needed reminding of spring and summer. Great photos.

  7. Th images are a great tonic for what ails us all at this time of year. Thanks for the pick-me-up.

  8. I'd love to life near such a beautiful sea. And I'd built a greenhouse for the tomatoes :-) Looks as if there'd be enough space for a big one.

    Greetings from the garden of horror

  9. My mami loves flowers, of course after Daddy and me
    I'm a Pussycat that was adopted and was lucky to have a mother who gives me lots of love and that gave me name Kika
    How I love having friends come invites you to be my friend, there you will find other friends who already know, they are also my friends.
    I loved your blog
    I would like to have on my draw and as friends or (the)
    I am waiting for your photos and visits
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    Kika ♥ ♥ ♥

  10. Yes, we could all use a dose of spring right now! These are beautiful shots, but I couldn't take my eye off the photo of the Russian Sage. Just gorgeous!

  11. I'm so happy you found my blog so I could find yours. It's amazing how gardeners can connect to each other no matter what zone or country. You'll see more of me here! Take care, love Hanna

  12. Fantastic photos and a very interesting blog.
    The sunrise are amazing

    Have a nice day

  13. As usually you show us beautiful photos from your garden. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Those kindly words made my day.
    / Hans

  14. Beautiful flowers and scenes from your garden. Worth the wait for spring too.

  15. I love the colour of the Hemerocallus, do you know the name? I've had it with winter too; Spring - bring it on! Christina

  16. Love love love the Russian Sage. Thanks for the beautiful photos.


  17. The Lichen shot is great! Thanks for the glimpse of summer as we begin our journey out of this mild winter.

  18. Beautiful setting! Do you find it a challenge to design plantings next to such a spectacular view?

    I need some phlox, that's definitely on my must acquire list for my new yard/garden.

    Christine in Alaska

  19. What wonderful photos. i love the lichen one.

  20. I love the lichen and the sage and I notice our Irish Primrose is quite different from yours. Thanks for the peek at your garden:~)

  21. Enough of winter also here in Italy this year... Thanks for bringing us spring early! :)

  22. Such a gorgeous collection of shots. I especially loved the Hemerocallis, but the patch of Barbery, Nepeta and native Primrose is just beautiful. Roll on springtime.