Monday, April 24, 2023

 Want a “Quickie” ? Today


Sitting here preparing to put together a Blog posting for tomorrow when I noticed the hibiscus - “Hawaiian” blooming off to my right.  It is the start of a new blooming session, the second one since the plant was brought indoors for the winter.

A really brilliant red. Nice to see that at this time of year when I see at the same time that it is blooming, it is snowing AGAIN outside!!!

Enough Already!!!

 A second photo take this morning with Lake Michigan in view.




Friday, April 14, 2023

A "Quote" .2 Life

No doubt the coming season has every gardener looking forward to visiting garden centers or paging through garden magazines.  It is in our blood as we can feel that Spring is going to happen soon.  Must be the root of addiction.


“Life is short,

buy the plants.”


Always lots from which to choose.  We all feel that we really do need larger and larger gardens so we can get all that we want!


Scilla Peruvia



Here are just a few of the Spring plants in Gardens at Waters East, but so many more will appear as Spring moves along.


Enjoy your shopping.  I know I will.



Wood Violet




Blue Bells

Forsythia & Lake Michigan

Grape Hyacinth

Blade - with vines starting



Wood Violet



Wood Violet



View of Spring

Blue Bells & Daffodils




Monday, April 3, 2023


 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. The photos posted today were taken during the summer and more recently January and February of 2023. I think the dates will be obvious – some are warm and the others – well enough of the cold.

Lake Path

moments in the garden - - enjoy


Ore Ship as seen from the Gardens at Waters East

Cold sunrise in Winter

"Tele" of the same sunrise

Ship in "ice fog" - January 2023
Maltese Cross


Love Over the Fence



Another very cold winter morning

Ribs form a 1800's schooner

in the Coneflower garden

Joe Pye Weed

Close-up Joe Pye weed

German Iris




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.



NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East

unless otherwise marked.

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.