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Friday, June 28, 2013

Walking through a Garden with a Friend



Yesterday afternoon I met the talented writer from Pondside at Butchart Gardens. The day was cloudy and drizzly, but while we walked, the rain held off. Still, when I got home and looked into the mirror, the damp had definitely done a number on my hair. But who cares about hair when this garden, lush and colorful, beckons?
 

 We wandered, we talked, we stopped and filled our eyes and hearts with the beauty here. All the rain has made the greens greener and the bright spots of color brighter. 


 Delphinums tied in great stands resembled stooks of richly colored wheat and towered well over our heads. 


Sweet peas wafted their fragrance along the path. They were also tied and supported on bamboo pole teepees.


Begonias large and small filled beds and nestled against lush ferns. I'm not a begonia fan, but these blossoms, full and layered, are almost as nice as roses. Almost. The rose garden was spectacular, even in the rain, but I'll save them for a later post.

A cup of tea and a sweet ended our visit. As Pondside commented in an email, "It was such a pleasure to walk through the roses with someone as inclined as I to stop to appreciate the perfume." Likewise, Pondside!

 

18 comments:

  1. What a perfect garden to wander through....especially with 'Pondside'! Those delphiniums made me catch my breath in wonder.

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  2. A glorious treat for both of you and both of you in such delightful company.
    Lucky you!

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  3. Looking at your photos as I take a break from work I am reminded of our lovely walk and the fragrance of the garden!

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  4. Well what a treat to visit with Pondside--two of my favorite bloggers. I've missed her posts, I know she is busy with something very special. In your previous post, the door looks just beautiful and what an interesting addition to your outside area. I don't know what to think about google as that is not how I read my blogs. If I lose them I hope I'll just remember them all. I barely need to start typing and my computer is good at remembering them! Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. That is such a beautiful place to visit. I'm so glad that you and Pondside visit it often and share your photos with us. The rose arbour is gorgeous and those delphiniums wonderful!

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  6. Delphiniums, sweet peas, roses and a visit with Pondside - you are both very lucky. Love the photos and the descriptions.

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  7. Oh if I had only known...I would have had you give her a hug from me and her give you a hug from me. I suppose one hug would do. How economical. I love hearing about these meetings. So glad that you were able to do that!

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  8. It's just so lush...there is nothing like that up here. Makes me yearn, and then I realize that it's OK, we have a different kind of beauty here, and I am at peace with that. And I can live vicariously through your photos.

    Jen

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  9. To meet up with a friend in such a beautiful place...what a treasure! I absolutely love the welcoming entrance!

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  10. Oh how lovely. I was just wondering about Pondside this morning. Glad you had the opportunity to walk about such beauty together...

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  11. Hi! I just found your blog and I have to say it makes my mouth water. Beautiful, just beautiful!!!

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  12. I'm glad you and Pondside enjoyed your time together. The colours are so vibrant in that magnificent garden.

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  13. Dear Lorrie,

    This was a much needed walk through a cool, green garden for me. Those delphiniums took my breath away. I can envision the two of you reveling in this beauty the way a cat responds to catnip. Just rolling around in flowers. Wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by and for your well wishes. Shingles are no fun at all. Plus, the heat index is amazing here. I am lying in bed and worrying about my beloved plants.

    Thanks for the beauty-share,

    Sharon

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  14. The second blog today that I visited that is posting about Butchart gardens, such a beautiful place!!

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  15. Thank you for taking us along!

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  16. A pleasure indeed...to walk through the lovely Butchart Gardens with our mutual lovely friend. Wish I could have joined you!

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  17. Beautiful and the colours so vibrant.

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