Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Gardens This Morning 8.16.14

Here are a few photos taken this morning while walking around the Gardens at Waters East on the shores of Lake Michigan.  Thought you might like to see some of the plants that are blooming this time of the summer – some just getting started others nearing the end.  Soon after taking these photos it started to rain – and the rain is greatly needed – nice!

Pink Mallow

 Yucca at sunrise today

 Yucca when camera is from another angle

 Missouri Primrose & Veronica

 Lemon blossom

 Lily Field & Ravine
clouds beginning to form


 Coneflower, Daylily - Awesome Candy, & Obedient Plant


 "Walking Onion"

Here are two of the more than 450 day lilies
which were hybridized in Gardens at Waters East
starting in 2007
 Daylily #A

 Daylily #X1

 Sambucus - Black Lace
with False Sunflower

Starting to rain

In addition to this morning’s photos, here are two Extra Bonus photos
taken this week with views of the lake here in the gardens
on a sunnier day.

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  1. Beautiful! The rain would be more than welcome here as well.

  2. Sometimes I think the light by the lake is different in some way -- kind of misty and magical. Your photos are stunning--especially the shot of the Pink Mallow. Lovely.

  3. I've never seen blooming yucca, very pretty flowers. All your garden plants look healthy and colorful. Great photos!

  4. Such a beautiful walk ! And even a lemon flower :) Thank you, Jack, for the lovely photos !

  5. Love the change in light...funny to see some flowers long gone here. I really liked the Lily Field & Ravine shot.

  6. the light, the landscape and the flowers are wonderful. I really enjoy visiting your garden :)

  7. Some very striking blooms there. I really like the combination of Missouri primrose and veronica.