Dutch Heritage Gardens and My Yard – 2013

During my visit to Dutch Heritage Gardens, I snapped a few photographs.  The first set related the experience of the place (previous post), and this one shows the fruits of my wandering about with my macro lens.

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

All of the above, all of the shots below, and a few more can be seen at my SmugMug gallery, found by clicking HERE.

Since we do not, as yet, have anything flowering in our yard, I kept peeling away from the cart I was pushing, and making my way to various interesting things.

Such as . . .

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

Foliage often has interesting texture, and it’s a bonus when there’s color to boot.

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

OK, so not overly dramatic . . . but how about this one?

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

One could imagine flowers yelling out at each other . . .

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

“Hey, Fred! Wanna come over later for some fertilizer and a quick shower?”

"Henrietta!  I didn't know you were still here!  Sure!  I'll be over later.  Can I bring some fronds?"

“Henrietta! I didn’t know you were still here! Sure! I’ll be over later. Can I bring some fronds?”

"Break it up, you two!  There be no fraternizing of fronds on my beat!"

“Break it up, you two! There be no fraternizing of fronds on my beat!”

"Gasp!  The Fuzz!  Run, you guys!"

“Gasp! The Fuzz! Run, you guys!”

Leaves, on the other hand, are mellow, and don’t get into much trouble . . . except this guy:

"Anyone got some good weed?"

“Anyone got some good weed?”

Honestly, I am bad-mouthing them, but flowers are generally good.

Some are positively stellar

Some are positively stellar

I don't know what these are (could have looked at the tags, but was not intent on identification), but I like their style.

I don’t know what these are (could have looked at the tags, but was not intent on identification), but I like their style.

There were plants which I consider semi-tropical, and hence I would not buy unless I planned to keep them indoors.

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Eventually we made it back home, and I noticed a splash of color in the yard . . .

What do you know . . . A flowering shrub!

What do you know . . . A flowering shrub!

Well, out came my tripod, macro lens, and I went to town on the thing.  It was rather overcast, but that makes it easier to get detailed photos (not as bright as a sunny day, but I like them nonetheless).

My flowering shrub

My flowering shrub

My flowering shrub

Then I meandered to the other splash of color.  This is a shrub I thought I lost to the harsh winter.  But no . . . it lives.

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

Cute flowers . . . all except one . . . 

Dutch Heritage Nursery,

I’m sure I’ve seen this visage in some alien movie or other . . . without the petal collar, but still . . . 

This is in an area of the yard that is difficult to clean , so last year’s leaves provided a contrast.

My flowering shrub

. . . but there was more than just dead leaves . . . 

My flowering shrub

These are very nice, very delicate flowers . . . 

My flowering shrub

. . . and I was happy to photograph them.

My flowering shrub

As I mention above, these and other shots can all be found in the SmugMug gallery, HERE.

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As usual, if you are one of them gentle people who appreciate moments spent  contemplating the beauty of flowers, and found this to be one such moment, don’t you think you should share it with others in your life?  Others who might appreciate the above, and find a similar escape in it?  

. . . and, even if you hated it, and found it a complete waste of time, and would rather watch overpaid athletes play sports you are no good at,  you might want to share it anyway; there is always the chance it will make you appear less like . . . you know, you.

Workout

Workout

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12 Responses to Dutch Heritage Gardens and My Yard – 2013

  1. Well worth the time. Lovely.

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  2. John says:

    Great shots… nice to have all those lovely flowers around, itching to have their photos taken!

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you . . .

      . . . and sadly, the place is only open once a year. I’ll have to find me another greenhouse I can visit, especially if there is another drought in the area.

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  3. zannyro says:

    Beautiful, such lush color and then such soft and soothing color :)

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  4. Spring has sprung eh! Lovely shots :)

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  5. yinyin says:

    haha , then I love the way you “bad-mouthing them” ^ – ^ my favorite is dsc7067 – amazing click!

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  6. AnnMarie says:

    Those flowers you shot in the greenhouse have such explosive colors and balance well the subdued shades of the ones in your yard. All of the Lovely, plain and simple. And I enjoyed your flowery narrative!

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    • disperser says:

      Flowery usually has a different meaning.

      We still don’t have much flowering in the yard (some of the chives). Hopefully stuff will come up within a week or two.

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