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Monday, September 23, 2013

"Garden visiting for a good cause."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

I was delighted to get home from shopping on Saturday. You see I had a copy of the Community paper and it showed the gardens that were open in the Hills over the coming weeks including the weekend. So plans were put in place to travel to Kalamunda on Sunday. Even the storms didn't put us of the idea. We had been to the gardens called "Congella" last year. This time around we certainly still enjoyed looking at the garden, in fact it looked better this year. With the sun not quite willing to come out as it should in Spring some of the blooms were closed over. There is so much garden to explore and we got lots of hints to stabilise the garden where steepness is concerned.


 The is a small portion of the side garden.


"Big Red" Geranium.


 Bronze Kale in the veggie garden.


 Kangaroos, this sort don't jump out in front of your car!!!


 This path runs right down one side of the garden near the fence line.


 Red Berries on a tree I have no idea of what it is.


 Part of the front garden.


 Frog Birdbath made by the owner.


 Emus made with barbed wire. These were quite close to the path. I certainly wouldn't want to fall onto them.

There were lots of Camellia bushes in full bloom.

After a look around the garden and a look at the plants for sale and the jam stall we had a lovely Devonshire tea. Funds raised from the day went to the Amanda Young Foundation. I can still remember when one of our children was 5 months old and suddenly got sick. Our Doctor was very quick of the mark and tested the child for Meningococcal Disease. Thankfully the Lumbar Puncture came back clear, though another completely different medical condition was found.

Happy days
Bev C



23 comments:

Terry said...

How pretty! I love the frog birdbath! :0)

Roseanne said...

What a lovely garden and animals as well.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev. Lovely Gardens and I especially LOVE that garden art. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

Maria said...

What a wonderful garden and I too love all the garden art.

Wendy B said...

so inspiring Bev....I love walking through beautiful gardens too! xox sugary hugs :o)

shez said...

gorgeous garden and lovely pics Bev.xx

cottonreel said...

Beautiful pictures . I live in a village and opened my garden 2 yrs ago.
Today I have blown my budget on spring bulbs . Tulips , daffodils and anemones also 2 pks of snowdrops

Fiona said...

It's great to get ideas from other gardens... I do admire those that open their gardens to the public...
Hugz

Mylene said...

What a lovely garden!!

Happy week!!

Cheryll said...

It must have been a wonderful way to spend your Sunday! What a gorgeous looking garden and so very generous of the owner to open it up to others!

Terri said...

So lovely! That path is awesome. And I love all the little "critters" scattered throughout.

Julie said...

Beautiful garden Bev - your photos turned out lovely. Love all their garden art dotted around too. You seem to get a much earlier flowering over there than we do here ... we must be that much colder. Have a great week, Julie x0x

Maria said...

What a delightful garden, Bev. Such thought put into the layout and I love those art works dotted around. That geranium is magnificent!

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful.........

Marcy said...

Such a gorgeous garden! It looks like a lovely place to visit.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely garden Bev...I especially like that sort of kangaroo! How fantastic to have a Dr that's so quick off the mark!

Nat Palaskas said...

Beautiful garden, I remember you wrote about it last year! Devonshire tea, what a perfect day - Hugs Nat

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
What a beautiful garden and fun garden art to see too.
Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Day.

Karen said...

What a beautiful way to spend a day. The gardens are lovely. Thanks for the great photos.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a breath taking place to visit! I could get lost there and hope no one looks for me!

Sue said...

I love visiting open gardens.....we don't get many chances around here.

Lynda said...

What a beautiful garden.

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a lovely way to spend the day, the garden does look beautiful.