Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gardens: Part 4

After leaving the Heritage Rose garden, we headed back to

our own Washington State.

With the daylight hours lasting till well after 8 o'clock

we stopped at one last garden.

We needed to stretch our legs and this is a favorite

place for us whenever we are driving by.

(Please visit their web site for all the history of this lovely place.)
While we were too early for most of the gardens we previously visited,
here at the lilac gardens, the season was near the end.

Let's begin our tour at the front steps of Hulda's home.

We are greeted with majestic rhododendrens (above)
and thriving hosta's (below).
Along the walkway

An inquisitive Jay watches as we stroll the walk.
Can you find him?

Doublefile Vibernum
(I would like to have one of these!)

The view in the back looking toward the house.

If I remember correctly, this late blooming lilac shrub
is named Miss Kim.

A little fairy blowing kisses
and forget~me~nots
all around!

More late blooming lilacs
above and below.

This single lilac cluster was gigantic! (above)

Gentleman Farmer has big, hardworking hands.
He holds a bloom for comparison!

Two beautiful Weigela.


Wisteria Arbor

Sweet Rocket

A beautiful golden rose climbing the
water tower.

The Wind Mill

The Water Tower in the fading light.

The walk back to the parking area.
The bed below, surrounded by boxwood
is Hulda's "FlatIron" bed.
Be sure to read about it on the website. ;~}

Time to say goodbye to Hulda's beautiful gardens
and head home, still two hours away.
I hope you enjoyed the garden tour as much as I did.
This was Gentleman Farmer's Belated Birthday gift to me.
Thank you, Darling, for devoting an entire day of flowers to me.
"My beloved responded and said to me, 'Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along. For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, and the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. The fig tree has ripened its figs, and the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along!"
Song of Solomon 2:10-13


Michele said...

Simply lovely...

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely lovely garden tour! Thank you for sharing all the gorgeous lilac pictures. The fragrance must have been amazing!

Happy belated birthday, too!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful.... what marvelous gardens!! You must of enjoyed every minute!!!

Many Blessings~ Jen

Lori said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!!! What a beautiful place and now you have such treasured memories of it!!! :) Thanks for sharing 'em with us.

The Watts Family said...

Wow so beautiful thanks for sharing I enjoyed all the pictures I felt like I went on a little field trip!!...and I could almost smell them! ~Blessings Heather

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely garden visit. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. Gentleman Farmer certainly knows how to pick a present! :)


lady m's lavender cottage said...

Lady Farmer,

What a luscious garden you just took us through!

The lilacs are breathtaking...

Gentleman Farmer knows exactly what you like, doesn't he ;)

blessings dear friend and thank you for sharing your "present" with us,

lady m

Sharon said...

Lady Farmer,

Just beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing these blessings with us :) I love the dainty Forget Me Nots and the Hostas and the Lilacs and... Everything! :)

It sounds like the perfect adventure for you and Gentleman Farmer:)



Lavinia said...

A garden lost in time, ages past, gentler eras of beauty and serenity....
I've never seen a lilac cluster that big!

I am imagining how intoxicatingly fragrant this garden is. Loving hands tend it, as testified by the splendid blooms everywhere.

And I like your background sound on your blog, I feel I am by a marsh alive with thriving wildlife, and a brook bubbling nearby....lovely.

The music of nature, birdsong, insects, water....

Nadine said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos of your garden tours with us! It looks like you both had a wonderful time!