Monday, May 23, 2016

Want a "Quickie" Today ? 5.23.16

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 5.23.16
Now that Spring is in “full-swing”, there are so many plants blooming.  Walking around the gardens today – I chose only a few of the many delights there today.

 Let us start our tour with a photo from late last night of the Asian Patio fountain.

 Red Tulip

 Virginia Bluebell


 Cushion Spurge & Daffodil

 beach stone -- filled pot in Formal Garden

 wild strawberry


 Petasites japonicus - "Dinosaur Food"
In the fifteen years of gardening here - this is the tallest that the buds have ever grown.
The leaves will end up being 2&1/2 feet to 3 feet across - amazing.
(There will be a separate posting of this plant later in the Summer - very interesting!)

 Wood violet - blue

 Wood violet - white

 Wood violet - purple

NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
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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.


  1. For all that your winters are very much colder than ours here in Dorset (UK) our current seasons seem pretty much in synch. Forget-me-nots, violets etc. But I had forgotten candytuft. How could I have forgotten such a simple but so very pretty a plant?

  2. I love your daffodils and your violets, Jack ! Enjoy the spring in the gardens by the lake !

  3. Jack I know Petasites japonicus, we call it 'white hoof' and it grows in Far east of Russia. Your wood flowers are so nice, especially purple violet.

  4. The season is in full swing now, isn't it? Your photos are glorious,as always!