Monday, August 6, 2012

Garden Beauty

Come with me as we wander through some beauty in Winnipeg,Manitoba.


The first thing we see is this large and unique planter. 
Here we see it with only a few plants in it.This shows the design of the planter very well.


This is the same design,but filled to the top with plants.
I like this look as well,now if only I could get a couple of these to stand in front of my deck.

 I don't know what kind of plant this is but I love the colour and the impact it gives.
Throughout the gardens I saw patches of plants like this and they sure gave a lot of colour.


I love grasses,whether growing wild in a ditch or ornamental,like these,growing in a carefully planned garden.They add a striking texture to any garden.


Last,but not least is this seed head.It reminded me of fireworks shooting out in all directions.
I guess this proves that not only are the flowers pretty to look at,but the resulting seed heads also provide beauty and interest.


Walking through a lovely garden is refreshing and relaxing. It has a way of melting away all the worries of life.


Thought for today:
Worry is a burden God never intended for us to bear.

27 comments:

  1. i love the grasses too! that one planter overfloweth! :)

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  2. What a good eye your have, Ruth!




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  3. Lovely photos but my favorite is the grasses!

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  4. They're all beautiful, Ruth, but I love that one of the ornamental grasses.

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  5. Those grasses are amazing, love the vivid colours. There certainly is something very therapeutic about gardens, both working in them and relaxing amongst the Creators plants.

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  6. What a great planter! Oh, to have someone come to our homes and create something like that! :c)

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  7. Lovely to walk through the beautiful garden with you Ruth. Diane

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  8. Beautiful pictures, Ruth! I like the planters, but the one that is full of plants looks top-heavy! If it were in MY yard, it would probably topple over! Great finds!

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  9. Hi Ruth, Another great post on your blog. Your pictures are always so well done! I could not agree with you more about grasses, and open grass lands especially appeal to me. You will find this hard to believe, but right here in the heart of Seattle, I am growing grass plants in tubs on my small apartment deck. Most folks who see the grasses are surprised to see that I'm not growing flowers, but almost always they love the grass and think it is cool to grown it in the city. Wheat is kind of similar ... the way it looks out in the fields, and I have tried to put together some neat wheat field photos in a little album. Well, enough of my rambling on ... Really enjoyed this post and Thank you for your kind comments on my blog ... they are always welcome and appreciated. John

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  10. Years ago, if there were stray grasses growing among the flowers or the lawn, we'd tear them out. Nowadays they are the rage and I love them! You do take amazing photos of these lovely creations! And in the seed head are the making of a gazillion more grasses or flowers! Gorgeous!

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  11. Beautiful photos!! I like the planters--certainly a very different effect in each one.

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  12. the yuca looks good , but what I do not understand is Worry is a burden God never intended for us to bear.
    why did he give us so many if not intentional.
    its like the garden of Eden why plant an apple tree years before the temptation. does he really have a wicked sense of humour.

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  13. These are terrific! The grasses really caught my eye.

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  14. Another set of beautiful photo"s Ruth.

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  15. i would love to have the grasses and the purple flower in my yard. wow. and that is a really unique planter. i like it stuffed with plants.

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  16. a sweet garden and lovely planter with nature's bounty spilling over; lovely photographs Ruth

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  17. you know i LOVE that 3rd image, that purple flower is a stunner!!

    the pots are so pretty, i always dream of having ones like that on either side of my front door!!

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  18. This makes me want to visit the English Gardens in Winnipeg! It looks so beautiful. The planters are stunning and so are the flowers and the seed head. You find beauty everywhere, Ruth!

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  19. I agree....walking in nature is very refreshing! And so is seeing your lovely images!! These are GREAT!

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  20. All lovely choices for showing us the garden beauty in Winnipeg right now.

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  21. Beautiful captures Ruth, I love the color on the purple plant.

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  22. Beautiful Ruth!!! I love the ornamental grasses!!!
    I always enjoy my visits to your blog!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris :o)

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  23. I enjoy watching grasses sway in the breeze. This must be a wonderful place to take photos. Yours are so beautiful.

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  24. Hi Ruth, I love the purple flower but don't know what it is...wonderful shots!

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  25. We have a wonderful garden about 1-1/2 hours from here. I need to plan a trip since I haven't been in 20 years.

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  26. I love grasses too, the way they catch the light, the way they move with the wind.

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