Saturday, June 17, 2017


Here, in this posting, are some recent photos taken in the Watershed that supports the life of the Gardens at Waters East.  The one plant here that to me is most interesting is the Dwarf Lake Iris.  It only grows in a very small area on the Door Peninsula and NO PLACE ELSE ON PLANET EARTH.  A very special “gift” in our area.

Enjoy your visit to a special part of the watershed of the Gardens  at Waters East.

Old Tree on the rocky shore

Columbine in the forest


Dwarf Lake Iris

Dwarf Lake Iris

Dwarf Lake Iris - closeup

Dwarf Lake Iris "patch"

Plant hanging on for "dear life" on the Niagara  Escarpment

view from the trail - the town of Ephraim
often called---
The New England of the Mid-west

along the trail

Pine Snake

pale color of leaves along the hike

 This is a map of the Watershed
Gardens at Waters East is marked

NOTE:  Summary Definition:  - -   Every photo posted on this Blog is always taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East – except those under the heading “Watershed”.  The watershed is that area of surrounding land, water, and streams beyond the gardens that nurture the gardens and eventually, slowly move East where the waters find their way into Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.

(For a more detailed explanation of the facts of this particular Great Lakes watershed, refer back to the posting on 12.16.16 Watershed #27)

Your comments are always welcome


  1. I love Door County, and especially Ephraim! Many happy childhood memories there. I didn't realize the Dwarf Lake Iris is only found in the Door Peninsula. It is beautiful!

  2. I saw some Dwarf Lake Iris on Washington Island last month!

  3. Wonderful flowers, love the dwarf lake iris. Beautiful!

  4. I didn't realize the Dwarf Lake Iris is only found in the Door Peninsula. It is beautiful!