Saturday, January 27, 2024

Before the Snow

Early Winter – before the Snow


Here are twenty-five (25)  close-up photos of a few plants in the Gardens at Waters East taken just days before any snow had fallen. In another posting, once it snows, I will take a few more photos, showing close-ups of the snow on some of the same plants. 

Whitespire Birch

Enjoy the details in the plants, amazing even after the blooms have gone.


Whitespire Birch 

Sedum Autumn Joy



Magnolia bud


Siberian Iris


Siberian Iris




Queen Anne

White Aster


Baptisia Australis 

Cone Flower 



A. Goyette Fern

Cone Flower


Sedum - Autumn Joy
Barbary - Golden Nugget




Sunday, January 14, 2024

Video at Gardens at Waters East


Here is a video taken this morning January 14th. looking at Lake Michigan from the Gardens at Waters East.  It is really a cold morning - 5 F, and windy.

Monday, January 1, 2024


 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.  Let's start 2024 by remembering and celebrating a few of the garden gems from this past season. There are hundreds more - but this is enough!


moments in the garden - - enjoy



Baby bunny in a flower pot

Hybridized Daylily #



Always has a smile when I walk by.

Hybridized Daylily # letter A

Early Crocus







Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “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.