Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Glass sculpture in the garden
Glass Blower at work
The entry gardens are planted taking into consideration plants, color, and design. We were told that the distance from each plant is measured to insure uniformity. There are many levels to these gardens. The lowland garden allows for growing plants and trees that usually do well in a different zone than the upland garden. There are twenty-five varieties of Japanese Maples throughout. We saw pine trees, a Cucumber Magnolia, an Umbrella Magnolia, Cutleaf Beech, Japanese Katsura, Bald Cypress and many more including bamboo. My husband was in tree heaven. The sound of water over a cascading wall, takes you to the magnificant Japanese Garden below. Oh, and there are many bridges over the water too. You are truly taken to a magical place in this garden. We had lunch at the gardens and then a docent tour led my a local Master Gardener. She was awesome! All of us learned so much about the gardens as we enjoyed our time, though brief, at Schedel.
Master Gardeners taking in the view from ground levelA great lower level view
A mature grove of Dawn Redwoods
A view of some of their Bonsai collection.
We said goodbye to Schedel. What a great garden! We know that we will be back to visit both of these gardens in the future.
Our next stop was Northbranch Nursery in Pemberville, Ohio. They were having a sale on hydrangeas, and what a wonderful selection they had. I have never seen such huge and healthy hydrangeas. They were selling them 2 for 1. I did not buy any, but the Master Gardeners went crazy. The bus was filled with beautiful hydrangeas. I bought a Crocosmia and a Euphorbia First Blush.
Well, our annual MG bus trip was coming to an end. We boarded the bus for Delaware, Ohio and off went a lot of tired, but happy Master Gardeners. The belly of the bus was full of plants.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
My Butterfly House
Oh yes, my garden fly!
We ended our day with a downpour and a beautiful rainbow over the farm.