Monday, May 03, 2010


"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what your are. "

Alfred Austin

Azalea and Bergenia

'Love in bloom'

Azalea, Trillium, Bergenia

Angelique Tulip

'Spring Green' Tulip

Tulips and white dwarf Iris

Double tulip


Japanese Painted Fern


Virginia Bluebell, Hosta, Variegated Solomon's Seal,
Sweet Woodruff, Japanese Painted Fern, Geranium, Celandine Poppy,
Lady's Mantle, Trillium, Jacob's Ladder

Trillium and Maiden Hair Fern

Flowering azalea and fern

Hosta, Heuchera (Key Lime Pie), and Rhododendron

Budding Rhododendron


Anna Flowergardengirl said...

Gorgeous! I can see why it makes you emotional to look at it. Makes me feel like that to look at your garden also. I can see the love--and whimsy.

Scott Law said...

When I look at your beautiful flower photos I makes me think twice before I publish any. They are so gorgeous and speaking of gorgeous that garden is a masterpiece.

Rick said...

I love your garden 'bug', and the frogs too! :) And the flower shots are just so wonderful!

Gatsbys Gardens said...


You must be working very hard to have that much beauty in your garden. Those azaleas are gorgeous.


beckie said...

Joey, your spring gardens are gorgeous! I would be out in them all day long. Each blossom is more beautiful than the last...especially the green tulip. I have fallen in love with that one.

I can tell that you are a beautiful, well organized, out going and slightly irreverant(cute frog) by looking at you garden.

Happy May!

Victoria said...

Lovelyyyyyy These are fabulous Joey..I especially love the photo with the two chairs..stunning! Gorgeous are the Mosaic Goddess!! Cheers!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Joey!
Stopped by for an entirely different reason than to gush over your amazing eye with the camera :) but here I sit loving every picture in your post...

I saw a recipe contest that seemed soooo perfect for you. Santa Margherita wines is looking for original recipes and wine pairings. I immediately thought of my favorite chef. You should enter! You could shoot the video in your fabulous gardens!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Joey. Love your white trillium, and the little glass eyed frog is so cute. I can see you are having a perfect spring in your area. Everything looks lush and green.

You have so many lovely azaleas in your garden. I've tried several time to grow them with no success. Our soil is quite alkaline and they just don't do well here.

Anonymous said...

I *love* your little springy frog! And all your photos, it goes without saying, are so lovely. Being in love with rhododendrons, be sure to post photos when that red one blooms! :)

sweetbay said...

All this in your garden?! So many beautiful flowers, and beautiful photography too.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Gorgeous photos Joey. I never would have guessed that the Angelique Tulip was, well, a tulip! It's beautiful, and the pink flowering azaleas and ferns are just stunning together.

Kala said...

All your images bring a smile to my face Joey. :)

lindalou said...

I love all your tulips. That bug is adorable too.

Your garden is just breathtaking.

joey said...

Sweet Anna, you are a dear! Tweaking a garden from morning to night is a full time job ... in between, as you well know, is life!

Surely you jest, Scott, but big thanks! You are a master! Life behind the lens is always a joy when we love what we shoot.

Thanks, Rick. A bit of whimsy is good contrast :)

Sweet Beckie, you are a dear, and thank you. Beautiful is never a word one would use if viewing me working in the garden ... a mess, dirt from head to toe, more like it. Now irreverent, I like, and I must admit, I am a bit of a fanatic, both inside and out :)

Thank you, dear Kiki. Come and join me on my chairs and we can enjoy the marvelous colors of spring together!

You are such a sweetheart, Kate, and thanks for pointing me toward this interesting thought. Who knows, perhaps someday ... just crawled out of the kitchen ... lemon thyme cookies (took and hour to gather the little leaves) and Rosemary Pound Cake (Garden Club board meeting while sipping May Wine).

This has been an amazing spring, Marnie, however too warm for my liking ... all that I wait so long for evaporates too fast in the heat. 60s with a soft breeze is great for me ... and much more garden/gardener friendly!

Welcome Sweet Bay and thank you. Yes, this is my garden ... and just part of the whole!

Thanks Nancy ... I have many more loving rhodos coming!

We are blessed, CVF, to be able to grow/tend these lovely plants. Angeliques are a must in my garden so treated as annuals. If I could have one plant, it would the fern ... I have many varieties and love them all ... the one I am looking at or photography is, for the moment, my favorite :)

Hello, dear Kala ... thank you fun camera friend :)

Thank you, Eileen. I must admit I go to bed exhausted this time of year. Thankfully I have Mr. Ho-Hum who takes great pride, both inside and outside, in all that we do.

Thank you, Lindalou. You must call when you are near and see for yourself!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohhh! your pictures always make me smile. I love the little friend at the top- cute ! So many bright colors, great stuff!

Anonymous said...

I'm in a rush, but poked my head in just to check out your digs. Goodness what a beautiful garden. I had to laugh at the frog as the page opened... very cute. Thanks for visiting me and I'll be back soon to take in every beautiful photo. Until then... peace.

joey said...

A favorite of mine too, JN, and thanks. May is an explosion of amazing color!

Thank you, KC. Just what I had hoped ... a bit of whimsy! Hope to see you again.

Ann said...

Hi Joey,
Hope all is well and you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Love the photo of the bed below the tree. What is planted there?

I have an area in which we took out a large pine, but a maple and another pine remain. It's quite shady in the AM but does get sun in the PM. Hostas, hydrangeas,and vinca ground cover does very well there. Loaded with daffs in the spring!!!! Trilliums are the stars right now. Do you think Rhoddies or azaleas would do well in this area?

joey said...

Hi dear Ann :) Indeed, they should do well. This is my wildflower garden (under a canopy of 2 old Mulberry trees ... great since they are so late to leaf out) that is then overplanted with a gazillion hosta. I would love to see a photo of your site!

Ann said...

Oh Joey, I'm not real good at all the digital tech thingees (spelling??). Just got my first digital camara and starting to play a little with it. Well, it is probably time to get into the 21st century, I guess!!! Ha, Ha, Ha!!!
But, then again Mother Nature is not too technical!!!

joey said...

That's OK Ann ... I was the last person in North America to get a microwave! Isn't it a lovely day :(

Wendy said...

Spring is just gorgeous over at your place!!

joey said...

Thank you, Wendy. Except for these past cold and rainy days, spring has indeed been beautiful.