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My garden stroll began off the patio

Earlier today, I visited a very special garden. The sun shone brightly and my garden stroll began off the patio

a tree peony in full glory

a tree peony in full glory just outside the four-season room

looking back toward the house

looking back toward the house

colorful vistas drew  me into the garden

colorful vistas drew me into the garden

endless profusion of textures delight the eye

endless profusion of textures delight the eye

an explosion of color lead me deeper into this     garden

an explosion of color leads me deeper into this garden

POW!

POW!

Again!

Again!

delicate perfection

delicate perfection

a rhododendron blushes at peak

a rhododendron blushes at peak

then calm pervades

then calm pervades

this hue is so special in the garden while exquisite blooms seduce

this hue is so special in the garden while exquisite blooms seduce

sunlight creates a painterly quality ~ stunningly unique this day in time

sunlight creates a painterly quality ~ stunningly unique this day in time

a quiet path leads to the adjoining property

a quiet path leads to the adjoining property

a hidden gem that will house delicate specimen plants during the warm summer months

a hidden gem that will house delicate specimen plants during the warm summer months

another azalea whose name I must learn

another azalea whose name I must learn

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this structure is a textural statement

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yellow this early in the season is sublime

the journey continues

the journey continues

the pool at rest while the greenhouse is full of overwintering plants

the pool at rest while the greenhouse is ripe with overwintering plants

this is a delightful specimen that I would like in my garden

this is a delightful specimen that I would like in my garden

blue is a rare find in any garden, and this plant is especially desirable

blue is a rare find in any garden, and this plant is especially desirable. It is Ajuga. 

careful placement of this colorful maple demands attention this day

careful placement of this colorful maple demands attention this day

trumpet shaped flowers ablaze

trumpet shaped flowers ablaze

and again

and again

this maple is breathtaking along another path

this maple is breathtaking along another path

more texture

more texture

serene view from the patio

serene view from the patio

full circle

full circle

 a dazzling container just outside the garden fence

a dazzling container just outside the garden fence

endless profusion of blooms

endless profusion of blooms

plenty of boxwoods set the stage for triumphant bursts of color

plenty of boxwoods set the stage for triumphant bursts of color

rich textures, patterns and colors abound

rich textures, patterns, and colors abound

on my way out of the property I had the pleasure of meeting Sally, a twenty-year veteran gardener of this garden ~ I am humbled by her talent and cheerful persona

on my way out of the property I had the pleasure of meeting Sally, a twenty-year veteran of this garden ~ I am humbled by her talent and cheerful persona

And to think I nearly missed time in this garden. At the last moment schedules aligned which allowed access and time to explore. As the nearby town bustles, this serene property rests and provides sanctuary for its owners/stewards. Merely forty years old, this garden is a testament to the vision, dedication, passion, and grace of those who created it and to those who currently reside and cherish this garden paradise. It was sheer pleasure to stroll, admire, and photograph.

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