Monday, February 8, 2010

Eye Candy

There is nothing like a picture to inspire us gardeners. So since I'm not terrifically witty today, I thought I'd rely on the pictures to speak for themselves. Just sit back and let the gardens seep in.



Brugmansia at Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania



Grand Thistles at Great Dixter, UK



Spiral Staircase in the Palm House at Kew, UK



Rhododendron Grove at Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island



Brighton Pavilion and Gardens, UK



Under the Wisteria Arbor at Chanticleer, Pennsylvania



Stone stairs leading out of the Grotto, Stourhead, UK



Tulbaghia Sweep at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles



Boat House at Trevarno, Cornwall, UK


Stone and Aconitum at Hever Castle, UK

My pick for New Blogger of the Week is Crystal Coast Gardener

18 comments:

The Garden Ms. S said...

Ahhhhh, now I feel rested. :) The textures in these gardens are amazing.

Love that boathouse, oh my....!

Grace Peterson said...

Ooh, la, la! You weren't kidding, Cindee. All of the photos are lovely. I think my favorite is the stone stairs. The fern at the top and the plantings nestled within the rock edging, I love it.

leavesnbloom said...

Such beautiful pictures - too many for me to pick a favourite but I would love to be sitting at the base of that lovely waterfall.

Darla said...

Love all of these, how many Brugs do you think are in that first photo? Is there a trellis or anything under it for support? It's beautiful!

Stone Art said...

Truly gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing!

FlowerLady said...

What wonderful pictures. I feel like I've visited them all and am now feeling at peace.

FlowerLady

Roses and Lilacs said...

Lovely photos. The spiral staircase is so graceful and the view over the hollyhocks to the Brighton Pavilion is wonderful. I'm looking out my window at a black and white blizzard scene. It was nice to view your photos and forget winter for a moment.
Marnie

Moonstone Gardens said...

Darla, there were about 7 or 8 brugs here. There is a fence behind them, but I don't think it's for support. This is in Pennsylvania, so I know they have to take them inside in the winter.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I really enjoyed this garden tour! Wish I could be at one of them today...as I'm stuck in several feet of snow! You have a lovely blog;-) Jan

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Those were great! How lucky to have visited all of those gardens.

jeansgarden said...

Cindee, What a great tour of famous gardens. I was particularly charmed by the Brighton Pavilion shot. -Jean

Muhammad khabbab said...

great shots. I love the look of brugmansias. They are very fragrant.

Kelly@LifeOutOfDoors said...

These pictures are making me itch to buy a plane ticket! Thanks for posting them - especially the lovely Philadelphia pictures - we have treasures here for sure. Found you on blotanical - Kelly

Cheryl said...

Now that was lovely. So enjoyed seeing so many gardens......I can almost smell the heady fragrance of a summer day.

You may be interested to know my home is about 15 minutes from Gt. Dixter.....one of my favourite gardens.....

Kyna said...

Thanks again so much for picking me as Blogger of the Week! Take my word for it that I'm curtsying :D

Btw, that spiral staircase makes me drool lol. Wish I had one, although I don't know were I'd put it, as I have no upstairs :D

Megan said...

The photos worked, I'm inspired. Those ferns by the waterfall, and next to the stone stairs, wow, so beautiful.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such enchanting pictures! I adore that Cornish boathouse. And Brugmansia is the perfect scent of summer.

J to the... said...

That datura is fabulous!! I love their scent.

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