Becky’s Square Challenge: Bright and PINK

Tea in the Garden………. and an orchid in the greenhouse! I am adding these photos for two of my favorite blogs today! Becky’s Square Challenge and Jude’s: Life in Color! This month the color is PINK! Remember, it is totally up to you how you interpret the theme, the only absolute rule is that your…

Becky’s Square Challenge: Bright

Becky’s Theme for this month’s Challenge is Bright! Let’s see how bright I can be today! This is my favorite color in the garden……….any garden including mine! All of these beautiful flowers were found in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and were tagged with their names……..There were sooooooooo many I liked, I…

Six On Saturday: The Garden Gate

Good Morning SOSer’s! Today, it’s all about Garden Gates! These are photos from gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed the Garden Gates today! The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its…

Life in Color: Green in the Orchid Conservatory

Yesterday, I showed some of the pinks in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Cee’s FOTD and today, I am showing some greens that I found there too! This Orchid Conservatory is the largest in the world! I know nothing about orchids or exotic flowers, but I took hundreds of photos here!…

FOTD: The Orchid Conservatory

The Orchids, today, all were seen at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Orchid Conservatory……..There were hundreds of them, but I chose these 3 purple-pinks to show you today! Aren’t they beautiful? Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why…

FOTD: January 15, 2021

The gardeners at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens can do extraordinary landscapes! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Ryan Gainey Garden

I am glad I saved this garden for last…….one first glance and I knew I could spend hours here…… This is going to be a loooooong post. I want you to experience everything in this garden. This was the place of the home and garden of Ryan Gainey………now, I have to admit I knew Ryan…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The Hilltop Garden

It’s our last garden of the day and I hope I can make it up to this hilltop retreat! We have toured six gardens……have you been counting? I didn’t realize how hilly Atlanta would be and many of these gardens have been up, down and around, many acres! But, I’m taking a deep breath, now…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: Let’s Grill!

This home featured the quiet elegance of a garden…….I could just imagine coming home from a long, long, long, day at work and wanting nothing more than the quiet, stillness of this garden. And hand me a beer or glass of wine, please! Let’s go up the drive and see my smile as I turn…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite Things in a Garden

I had a wonderful time visiting the gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Today, I would like to show some of my favorite things (from this trip) that I think makes a garden……….. A fence with a gate…..rust gives it charm………….the older the better…… A stone design for a walkway or patio……. A tree trained to be…

The Atlanta Connoisseur’s Garden Tour: The White Garden

Another day and another garden to visit! We are seeing so many beautiful gardens in this year’s Atlanta Connoisseur Tour! This garden I named the White Garden and as we will see I think the name fits………I love white in the garden and I like garden rooms and this garden had both, so let’s go…

The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour: The Garden That Came Back

This garden was once a wild and untamed forest. The home and garden were designed by Philip Shutze. Who is he, you ask? Born in Georgia and educated in Georgia, Shutze spent a few years in Europe designing great villas before returning to Atlanta to become one of America’s finest classical architects and for over…

The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour: The Zen Wildlife Garden

This is the second garden we visited on the Atlanta Botanical Garden, “Connoisseur’s Tour.”  I named it the Zen Wildlife Garden because you could hear the meditational music as soon as you got out of the car! The owners of this garden have been making additions to their gardens for over 25 years.  This is…