Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer at Longwood



Took the day off on Monday for a trip to Longwood Gardens. Thought I would share a few pictures...




Got an old stump? I think this is a great idea for a birdbath. Seemed well received by the Longwood bird residents too!



My favorite of Longwood's summer displays are the water lilies - hands down. So many gorgeous dragonflies to look at too.



One of my favorite new flowers (new to me that is) - Throatwort. I think that I am not in the right zone to grow this though. Maybe as an annual?



Another favorite I hadn't heard of before, Showy Hebe. I just adore purples and blues in the garden...





Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 comments:

Magdalen Islands said...

Beautiful flowers and talented photography.
Gimme A Dream from twitter.

elf said...

As always, beautiful Photos! Love the water lily!!

Carolee said...

Gorgeous photos! I sooooooooo need to get down there for a visit - it's been ages...

~ Carolee

Sonia ;) said...

Oh the colors are amazing.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

First Draught Farm said...

Ahhh, needed a purple fix today! Thank you for the awesome shots. -k

Meghann said...

What great color and photography, thanks for sharing and brightening my day :)

Designs By CK said...

WOW!!! ~ I want to go back SOON!!! '-)

Jen ~ You are SO lucky you live so close!

SpOOky CK

Kathleen Coy said...

Beautiful shots, Jen. I LOVE that fountain!!!

Zan Asha said...

Lovely!! I love the little Lizard King fountain and the birdbath, especially!

Jennifer Rose said...

love that fountain :D gorgeous flower photos!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The water lily is gorgeous and these are fantastic photos. I like the stump too.

Paint Girl said...

I love that stump bird bath! And the water lily with the dragonfly! Gorgeous!!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Beautiful photos! And that stump bird bath...hmmm...I have a huge mesquite stump I could do that with... thanks for the idea!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Gorgeous post, Jen!

Meghann said...

I gave you an award!
http://meglittlestudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/thankful-thursday-some-awards-and.html
Congratulations :)