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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

lewis ginter (2)

More of my visit and some beautiful flowers in bloom.  I've yet to see these magnolia trees bloom and must make a point of trying to get here when they do this year.



Potted flowers as we make our way to the gardens.



Crepe myrtles are getting their leaves

Siberian Iris


roof iris


Eastern red bud.  I guess it's trained this way.  Looks like mostly gnarly limbs hanging down with pretty heart shaped leaves.


Chionanthus Virginicus
or Fringe tree







Nice garden seat to sit and take in the garden




natural area with tree house for children






Inside the library there was a table set up to try one's hand at paper folding with instructions
This is a display of origami on the book case

The rose topiary is just beautiful

a close up of the roses

frog




Genevieve said we needed lunch

short video of rose garden and azaleas
Part One is → Here 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lewis Ginter Bloemendaal visit

Origami in the garden.   Origami art along our walk through the beautiful gardens.  The Origami statues are explained here.




this one blurred but I think you can make it out enough


unfolding

Genevieve checking out the roses here




folding planes


beautiful peonies
closeup




didn't get the name of this one


Gosh what a beautiful rose


Knock out and the most fragrant I have found of the knock out variety.
I am on the look out  for these to have in my yard 



modern shrub...Lions Fairy Tale rose


creamy off white color

Genevieve loves the roses too.



Hybrid Musk rose





Knock out shrub rose



More later