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A Stroll in the Garden

“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan

Geum

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Iris

Lilac

Allium

Petunia

Peony

“The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty.(…) Every hour is filled with such moments, big with significance for someone.”
― Robertson Davies, What’s Bred in the Bone

Peony

Iris

Lilac

Maple

Creeping Phlox/Jenny

Lilac

Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.  –Stevie Smith

Lilac

Creeping Zinnia/Allysum

A Stroll in the Garden

I was chatting with my Mom today, and she pointed out that I have been neglecting my blog.

I know.

I have been working and weeding.  And I hope to have 2 finished quilts soon.

But this afternoon, I grabbed my camera.

So Mom…this post is for you.

I love you!

Home Garden

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Home Garden

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

Creeping Phlox

Candytuft

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner

Tulips

Narcissus

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb

Euphorbia/Spurge

I  bought a macro lens for myself.  

I don’t know the first thing about it, but I practiced with it today.


Geum

Lilac

“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Unknown

Candytuft

Osteospermum/African Daisy

Osteospermum/African Daisy

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

Veronica Perry

Veronica Perry

Creeping Phlox

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire

Euphorbia/Spurge

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan

Petunia

Stay safe.  Stay healthy!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”
 — Algernon Charles Swinburne

 

I am not having a vegetable garden this year, as my Hubby is creating a new one with easier access and easier to water, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to see!

I live in the north, so my season is a bit behind other bloggers.  

So enjoy this little garden stroll with me!

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

I almost missed the Crown Imperials; they bloomed while I was away on vacation.

Crown Imperial

I find it interesting that, in my garden at least, the tulips seem to bloom by color division, rather than color explosion.

The pink ones generally bloom first.

Tulips

Tulips

Then the red ones spring forth!

Tulips

Tulips

Last, but not least, the yellow tulips are just now beginning to flower.

Tulips

Tulips

The rock cress is wonderful!

Rock Cress

While the grape hyacinth (and the giant ones, too) are nearly finished with their display.

Grape Hyacinth

While the hyacinths and daffodils fade, the narcissus is just beginning a happy show!

Narcissus

Narcissus

And the magnificent crabapple is teasing us!

Crabapple

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens – Part 4

“Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and holesome harvest reaps.”…Amos Bronson Alcott 1868

Although there is much more, my last installment of Manito Park features the perennial gardens.

You can see the Part 1 of Manito Park here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

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Manito Park and Botanical Gardens – Part 3

I’m hold up in a motel in Ely, Nevada.  It’ll be another long driving day tomorrow (Moving Mom from Yuma, AZ to Spokane, WA.).  And then one more day to get the U-Haul unloaded and Hubby and I drive another 2 hours to home.  We should be home by Tuesday.

You can see the Part 1 of Manito Park here and Part 2 here.

How about a few photos from the Conservatory at Manito Park?  And then I’m going to bed.  I’ll be on the road again by the time you see this post.

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