Friday, July 10, 2009


In a garden I tend.

The front bed has Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Perovskia and Shasta Daisy among others currently in bloom.

Around back, Daylilies, Eupatorium, Rudbeckia, Phlox, Dahlia and more Shasta Daisy.

Throw in some Liatris, Lavender and a big white Trumpet Lily about to bloom.

The pond blooms too, but no water lilies today.

Just one perfect Lotus who closed up shop in the afternoon under threatening grey skies before I had a chance for a closeup.

It things like this they make you consider having a pond.


Siria said...

What a beautiful garden!

Christopher C. NC said...

Siria this garden was on the Haywood County Garden Tour a few years ago and could be again now that it is back in shape.

Lola said...

Great looking gardens. Did you do the gardening? If so a fantastic job.
Sorry about the closing of the Lotus. They do make for pretty blooms.

Lola said...

Duh, I should be able to read better. Maybe when I get my eyes fixed I will be able to see better.
I reread & did see that you were the gardener. I should have known.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous garden. This is a private home?
Ponds are beautiful but a boatload of work. It will be good to tend another's pond while you make up your mind - but that's the beauty of having your passion be your job!


Les said...

Beautiful garden, and to think there are people who have to work inside.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I guess so. Even with the bloom closed this lily is marvelous.

Christopher C. NC said...

This is a dental office with big picture windows and all the chairs face out to the pond and garden in the back. I don't know who designed it, but the doctor is an exotic/unusual plant collector. About four years ago they lost their regular gardener and had trouble finding someone knowledgable until I showed up.

Anonymous said...

Christopher~~ OMGosh! Your gardens are beautiful. And I love the lotus. I'm wondering if it's hardy for you. It would be nice to keep it there year round rather than haul it into a frost free place which is what I would have to do. But water lilies are hardy. I'd love to see more photos!

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

I guess it's impractical for me to travel from Texas to North Carolina to visit the dentist, but dang! That view sure would make dental visits more enjoyable. Nice work, Christopher ... they are fortunate to have you!