Posted on May 23, 2016
Posted on February 27, 2016
The conservatory at Hidden Lake Gardens has a modest collection of flowers from various climates in three different rooms. During a recent visit the amaryllis were the star of the show. My friend Jill and I both felt a renewed hope in the not-too-distant emergence of Spring flowers. Here are a few shots from the conservatory.
Posted on July 18, 2015
My photoblogger friend Pat and I finally got a break in the weather. It was a gorgeous day to meander down gravel roads and a few less-traveled paved roads. These photos are all from that day of both wild flowers and some planted roadside flowers. Which one is your favorite?
Posted on July 14, 2015
Posted on July 10, 2015
Jo and I had a chance to celebrate my mom’s 83rd birthday with her in upstate New York. She lives on a large corner lot and cares for multiple flower gardens. In the Spring she has over 1200 daffodils and when they fade away dead heads them all! Here are images from her gardens.
Posted on May 1, 2015
For those familiar with the game of Clue (“in the conservatory with a candlestick, by Mrs. White”), you know what a conservatory is; a room with lots of glass in the walls and roof. Often these rooms are filled with plants. Hidden Lake Gardens has a very nice 3-room conservatory on their grounds that houses many plants not native to Michigan, as well as a few perennials. This blog features some of my favorite flower photos. My next blog will focus on leaves. Please enjoy.
Posted on April 29, 2015
Hidden Lake Gardens, near Tipton, Michigan is a 755 acre botanical garden and arboretum operated by Michigan State University. Yesterday fellow photoblogger Pat and I pranced (okay, so neither of us prance anymore, we ambled) through the woods trying to capture some of the sights of early spring. Here are some of my favorite shots from yesterday.