Summer Gardens

By: JanesVacation , 2:49 PM GMT on June 21, 2009

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My daughter and I went on a Montreal area garden walk yesterday with some friends. We visited 6 unique gardens and I took some pictures along the way. I am inspired to do some rearranging in my own garden when I get home. The gardens were mainly shade gardens and the soil is dark and rich. That will be a bit tricky since I have sandy soil and full sun.

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8. Proserpina
10:14 PM GMT on June 26, 2009
Janes, most of my garden is now a shade garden. I have lots of Hostas, tiny, medium, huge, variegated, etc. I discovered that there are some varieties of Hostas that actually do quite well in sun! I have several Frances Williams (or similar name) and they are growing in a sunny area. In fact they seem to love the sun as they are huge and healthy. Good luck.
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7. sandiquiz
8:31 PM GMT on June 26, 2009
Just realised you haven't been to your own blog for three days - hope you aren't suffering from jet-lag, now you are back home!! LOL
More likely you are making up for lost time being away from your home and hubby for two weeks!!

Hope you have a great weekend.:)
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6. GardenGrrl
8:01 AM GMT on June 26, 2009
What a fun day!
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5. charlesimages
7:43 PM GMT on June 23, 2009
Nice pix Jane!!

It's hot here in MI today isn't it? =)
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4. JanesVacation
7:42 PM GMT on June 23, 2009
Home again and glad to be back in the good old U.S.A. I had a great time...but there is no place like home!
We saw some beautiful peonies in the gardens surrounding Montreal. I took this pic of favorite.


We saw many homes with outdoor ponds - this was a great one. I loved this whimsical bird watching the little stream of water.

This was also a very peaceful pond.


My daughter took pictures so she can paint the flowers in watercolor.
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3. SBKaren
9:46 PM GMT on June 22, 2009
Jane - we have pretty sandy soil too. We're getting lots more sunshine in our backyard since our tree died....and we just can't seem to take it down :( But good old sunshine is good for the veggies!
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2. sandiquiz
9:05 PM GMT on June 22, 2009
That will be a bit tricky since I have sandy soil and full sun.
I had a good giggle when I read this:)

It is a case of "the other man's grass is always greener!" LOL

You should be going back home today .. safe journey, and I am sure your hubby is looking forward to seeing you :)
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1. dragonflyF15
8:38 PM GMT on June 22, 2009
Trees perhaps are in order? I love visiting gardens around different regions! I sure wish I was in Montreal right now and not here!
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I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!

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