Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Take a Look at June 2013

“Will you take a look at June 2013!!!”
This June, the many garden rooms in the Gardens at Waters East finally started to “strut their stuff” and show their beauty.  It has been a long cold Winter and a long cool Spring but June proved worth the wait.  Here are never before seen photos taken during this month of June -- the sights on the property of GAWE.  Lots of action from weather fronts, and lots of color from sun loving perennial.
Enjoy your visit

 Oriental Poppy
first blooming this morning

View South toward Lake Michigan

Chives & Bumble Bee

 Anemone - native

 Wood Thrush
on Asian Patio Fence



 Lily of the Valley

 Phlox - native

 Seed Head - Pasque Flower

 Red Peony & more

 Forget-me-not & Bee

 Fog rolling in off Lake Michigan
This happens often during June covering the gardens

 Bearded Iris

 Sedum in bloom

 A Visitor - enjoying lunch on me!


 Spider Web
on original sculpture
"Stone Circles"


 Geranium - Splish Splash

 Siberian Iris
Lake Michigan in background East

 Spirea - Grefshim

 Variegated Vinca

Bearded Iris

 Sunset - looking East
over Lake Michigan
June 12, 2013

Sunset - looking West
June 12, 2013

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.

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  1. How clever of the spider to decorate your sculpture. At least my rabbits don't have the nerve to come up on my deck and eat my potted plants. Last year they got a lot of my little bean plants but I added a welded wire fence to the back of my new bed and hopefully they won't do it again this year. Nice Splish Splash, mine have seeded into clumps that are getting pretty big this year, but don't have the variegated flowers. Your plants seem to be behind mine, my irises, Forget-Me-Nots, and Anemones are done. Do you know which Phlox that is? I have divaricata but just starting to grow Prairie Phlox and it probably won't bloom until next year.

  2. Beautiful pictures. I like your nature anemone and phlox - we don't have phloxes in nature, and not this kind of anemone.

  3. I see you have full garden of blooming. I love your oriental poppy, very bright color. And tradescantia is of nice color, purple. Mine are blue only. How I love spires Grefsheim! Mine was not well blooming, the winter was too cold. Yours is in bloom, lovely!

  4. love the fluffy bunny great colours

    Charles from Spain

  5. Bright and colourful summer in your area. I really enjoyed the scenic views of the landscapes and sky art.