Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Memories of what has been – and will be again!

It is still the dead of winter though it has been a rather warm winter in this area.  I miss all the many blooms that happen here in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn.  With that in mind, I took a “memory walk” around the gardens this week while recalling the plants that have been here, and will be retuning again this year.

Stonewater Beach at the gardens.

One of many visitors to the gardens.

Believe it or not, there are hundreds of cultivars in these gardens.  I was amazed when I sat down with my “log of plantings” here and discovered that there are hundreds and hundreds of different cultivars.


Concolor Fir and Coneflower

Cecropia Moth


My pride and joy are the more than 1000 daylilies I have hybridized that exist nowhere else on Earth except here in the Gardens At Waters East, except for the three home in Guatemala and the four homes in the USA with which I have shared some of the plants.  They are pretty special and unique.


Since this year is a leap year and we all get an extra day - - Thursday the 29th of February, I thought we could view a few extra plants from the gardens. 


Sunrise over Lake Michigan

Enjoy a few more,  “snapshot” of flowers here.


Sunset looking EAST over the lake - reflection/

Who is living in my birdhouse?  When. 




  1. The beautiful flowers bloom again

    1. I sure hope so! Some are starting to break through the soil, a little early for this area.

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    1. Thanks much. It really is the flowers that are beautiful.

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    1. Happy you were able to see so many of the flowers that live here. Lots!