Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. We spent the day looking at gardens. Our first stop was at the home of a sweet lady from our church, who invited us to come see her gardens.
Over the years she has made her yard into a beautiful sanctuary by turning everyday garden implements, cast offs, and inherited items, into art for her landscape. We saw antique wheelbarrows full of flowers. Cast off multi-paned windows, turned into outdoor picture frames, filled with pictures of her grandchildren. A cast off firefighter’s boot was filled with flowers.
Guttering attached to her deck railing was full of herbs; she only had to step out her back door to access them for cooking. She had bird baths made from attaching clay flower pots and painting them. Antique garden tools were strategically placed to catch the eye amid flowers and ground covers.
We had so much fun seeing her gardens, it was hard to leave.
For our next destination we headed to Belmont for a tour of the Stowe Botanical Gardens. I took over 200 pictures. Even though it was the end of summer, the flowers, trees, and fountains, were beautiful.
Today, I only want to show you the Orchid Conservatory. It was the most amazing thing we have ever seen. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Inside the conservatory.
I would never have believed there could be so many different plants, flowers, and trees, in this world. Are people in other countries seeing all these flowers in their natural habitats?
“He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV)