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On the Road: The Summer Garden Tour: Part One

Ahhhh.  Can you feel it?  Those lazy days of summer are just around the corner.  It’s time to kick back and smell the roses- literally.  My husband Irwin has been spending what little free time he has on the weekends, getting our gardens ready for the season.  We have been astounded to see our plantings change and bloom right before of our eyes.  It is truly a sight to behold.

Summer is our favorite time on the road with neighbors always stopping by to say hello.  The days are long, allowing us the time to visit each other’s homes for dinner and cocktails and revel in the beauty of nature surrounding us.

And this summer you will be able to join us as we visit some of the gardens on the road and experience nature’s beauty “country style”.  Welcome to On the Road: The Summer Garden Tour: Part One.

This past Sunday we stopped our neighbor’s house to drop off a small Rudbeckia plant and I took the opportunity to photograph their gardens.  Our neighbor walked us through the many blooming flowers and plantings explaining a bit about them and how they came to be there.  The rambling park-like area is filled with amazing trees, flowers and wildlife along with beautiful views.   We sat and sipped iced tea while watching the birds and chipmunks at play.  It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. 

Now, I'm no floriculturist,  so if you see a description that is incorrect, please feel free to correct me.  

 Julia Child Rose

Julia Child Rose

 Iris Rheingauperle

Iris Rheingauperle

        Canadian Anemone

    Canadian Anemone

     Wild Geranium

 Wild Geranium

 Chives

Chives

 Coral Honeysuckle

Coral Honeysuckle

 Armillary Sundial

Armillary Sundial

 Orange Daylily

Orange Daylily

 View of the Weeping Cherry bed

View of the Weeping Cherry bed

 Gas Plant 'Dictamnus'

Gas Plant 'Dictamnus'

 Blue Star 'Amsonia'

Blue Star 'Amsonia'

 Pink & White Single Cup Peony

Pink & White Single Cup Peony

 Gail Tischler Japanese Peony

Gail Tischler Japanese Peony

 View of the glen

View of the glen

 Little White Tiger Iris

Little White Tiger Iris

 Shaded View

Shaded View

 Petunia Urn 'sky blue'

Petunia Urn 'sky blue'

 Clivia Bloom

Clivia Bloom

 View Along the Terrace Bed

View Along the Terrace Bed

 Grackle

Grackle

 Western View Toward the Catskills

Western View Toward the Catskills

 View from the Terrace

View from the Terrace

 Purple Finch on Bird Feeder

Purple Finch on Bird Feeder

 Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

 Nuthatch on Bird Feeder

Nuthatch on Bird Feeder

 "Mr. Chips" Digging out the Moss.

"Mr. Chips" Digging out the Moss.

And there you have it.  I hope you had a chance to relax and enjoy the views.  Have a wonderful weekend!  And...Y'all come back now ya hear!