My Auntie’s Garden – Part 1 – Introduction

Very rarely do I have an opportunity to visit my favorite aunt in the spring when her rock garden is in full bloom, so today year when I got lucky I took a ton of pictures. I will post them piecemeal over a non-specified period of time.

This is the outside view of her house and the garden. You can already see the multitude of shapes and colors.

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And to start things first a picture of a small pond with water lilies. They are not blooming yet, so just a little anecdote to amuse you: When I was a little kid, I liked to play in this garden by running and jumping on the rocks. My aunt did not mid as long as I did not damage any plants, which I somehow managed. But she did warn me to not do it near the pond because I could fall in it. So of course I ignored that instruction and one summer day I did indeed fall into the pond, butt first. There was laughing and Itoldyousoing on my aunt’s part and wailing and gnashing of teef on my part. Luckily I did not hurt my self nor the water lillies.

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  1. Tethys says

    How beautiful! All the mature shrubs and evergreens are very well done. So many of the plants suited to rock gardens bloom in early spring. I too enjoyed jumping from rock to rock as a child, and now design my gardens with permanent stepping stones.

    It gives me a spot to stand on for gardening, and my children (and now grandchildren) also love to run down the paths and jump from rock to rock. It’s a practical method to teach children to take care to avoid stepping on the flowers and compacting the soil.

    Even the dog learned to stay off the growing beds.

  2. says

    Lovely. I love blooming front yards. there#s nothing worse than the plage of split gardens that is running here.

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