Sunday, August 6, 2017

WANT a "QUICKIE" ? Today -- Monarch

Quickie Today!!!
The Monarchs are here.  Took these photos today of the many many many --  dozens of them, Monarchs in the Butterfly Garden. Some laying eggs, others hatching into caterpillars and everyone feeding on a beautiful sunny day!
There were years when only a couple (two to five) would be seen all season.  This year is different.  There are so many here this year.
A joy to see and a joy to know that their numbers have increased.

Enjoy






 BUTTERFLY FIELD


 BUTTERFLY FIELD





There we numerous other "kinds" of butterflies but this posting is limited only to the Monarch.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

BLOG SHOTS #102

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.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

 July - Daisy

 June - Coral Bells

 June - Delphinium

 July - False Sunflower

 August - Coneflower

 July - Daylily - #8 "Root Beer"

 StoneWater Beach
The shore of Gardens at Waters East

 June - Daisy

 July - Deer Mother & fawn in the gardens


 September - Russian Sage - path to Formal Garden



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.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Want a "Quickie" ? Today - hybridized day lilies

Went out this morning to photograph some of the day lilies that have been hybridized here at the Gardens at Waters East.  So many photos – too many for one posting.  Here are a few of the “special” lilies that grow here and no place else on planet Earth.  All are originals in the Gardens at Waters East.
In the future there will be more posted.  Today was a day of an over abundance of blooms from one end of the gardens to the other.  Cloudy and a little rain – perfect for photographing this morning.

Enjoy

 One of the Daylily Fields
in the Gardens at Waters East

















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



Thursday, July 6, 2017

In Your FACE #13

In Your Face!!!

Me, me, me.  Look at me.  No, look at me.  Better yet, skip all those and look at me!  Walking through the Gardens at Waters East, one almost hears this constant refrain.  Every plant wants attention.  Every bloom is screaming – “I’m so beautiful just look at me!”  In many cases they are right.  Take a look at some of the beauties basking in the sun and calling to be the center of your attention. Checkout the detail of some of the garden residents.

All of these “portraits” were take here in the gardens.  Self centered though they may be, the flowers do make you stop and stare.  They seem to be doing “their thing” just for you.  So why not indulge them for a few moments while walking the paths.

Here then are photos for this posting
pause a moment - - - really slow down and pause a moment
see the detail
even if you only pick one or two of the photos - pause a moment
Enjoy

Star Magnolia

Pink Mallow


Tardia 

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.

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please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:


Thursday, June 29, 2017

BLOG SHOTS # 101

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.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

 Hybridized Daylily #8 "Iridescent"
July

 South Ravine
July

Daisy & Russian Sage
July

 Balloon Flower
August

 Middle Walk
August

 Purple Coneflower
July

 Native Cup Plant
September

 Marguerite Daisy & Feverfew
July

 Centaurea Montana
June

 Lake Michigan at the Gardens at Waters East
September



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.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

WATERSHED #29

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

Trillium

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)



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