Saturday, May 17, 2008


"How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence."
~ Benjamin Disraeli
~ Jack-in-the-pulpit
(Arisaema triphyllum)

~ Bergenia , tulips and Lady's Mantle

~ Tulips, hosta, bergenia, trillium, primrose and Maidenhair fern

~ Mid-May garden

1) Iris, Cinnamon Fern, Bleeding Heart, Cornflower (Mountain Bluet), Japanese painted fern

2) Trillium & Virginia Bluebell, Trillium, Tulip, Azalia, Bergenia

3) Celandine Poppy, Azalia, Tulip, Trillium & Maidenhair Fern, Azalia

4) Fern, Tulip, Exbury Azalia, Tulip, Azalia & Hosta

5) Solomon's seal, Viburnum, Downy Yellow Violet, Jacob' s Ladder, Jack-in-the-Pulpit


"When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower,

it opened up a whole new world ~

a world where every country walk would be an adventure,

where every garden would become an enchanted one ..."

~ Princess Grace of Monaco


Mark said...

Hi Joey,
It always amazes me when ever I visit the number of beautiful flowers you have, your place is most definately a paradise.
Like the mane of Jack in the pulpit, we have a similar plant that we call Lords and ladies.

Cheers Mark

Anonymous said...

Your blog itself is an enchanting journey with all your lovely photography skills!

joey said...

I am honered by your visit, Mark. My May garden especially amazes me ... breathtaking new life, beauty, and scents. I can't even begin to capture the essence with other heady issues addressing my life. We are much alike in our passion to capture each moment but at times wonder if it is simply meant to enjoy.

Brenda ... are you an enlightening 'spirited' angel! Hugs and thank you.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Beauties, one and all, Joey!

me said...

Your photo's are beautiful and I'm always surprised to see so much blooming so early in Michigan. I thought you'd have to wait a little longer!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Joey,
Thinking of you this sunny Sunday, knowing you draw beauty and sustenance from that which surrounds you...Kathryn xoxo

joey said...

Thanks Nancy ... many of my favorites bloom in May.

Hi Sara ... Michigan's May resembles the Garden of Eden.

Dearest Kathryn ... thank you for the kind thoughts. This week will be heavy ... my entire family will be here for dinner, surrounding their dear Aunt with big hugs and prayers. Tomorrow starts another new adventure ...

Amy said...

Joey I enjoy the photos you take in your garden *so much*! Keep up the great work - it's such an inspiration to me :)

Rose said...

Joey, Your garden is absolutely beautiful! This is the first time I've seen photos of it; it is truly a paradise.

I gather there are some concerns in your life right now. I hope you can take the advice of Disraeli and spend some time in your garden, finding some comfort and peace there.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

I know how long it takes to put a photo collection like that together and I apprectiate that hard work. Thank you. You have an amazing collection of beautiful thoughts also.

When I first started teaching Biology, I felt the same as Princess of Monaco....I almost cried when I read her words and thoughts that you posted. You post and say the most perfect things. I don't think I've ever known anyone so gifted at writing. I certainly know a lot of people who can write well and I love their blogs, but you have a talent and gift beyond measure.

joey said...

Amy ... you are most kind. I love visiting you also. It's a joy to find much in common ...

Rose, you heard my heart. I long for days spent in my garden ... many challenges and long days spent in the hospital fighting again for answers. My sister after a bout of horiffic illnesses lost her site and her life again is tenderly in my hands. Thank you.

Anna, you are such a dear. Born with a scientific head and artistic heart, I love trying to capture the essence of flowers both botanically and creatively.

Ki said...

Really lovely Jack-in-the-pulpit. Isn't it strange that despite a relatively warm winter with no snow mine are just poking it's first leaves out of the ground now. Wonderful colors in your photomontage.