FOTD: Marksburg Castle Garden

Marksburg Castle, above Braubach on the Rhine River in Germany, has a beautiful garden with a variety of flowers and plants. I present these here, for Cee’s FOTD 9/6/19, as a companion to my previous post Thursday Doors: Marksburg Castle. This one is called Lychnis coronaria or “Vexiernelke” in German. Hibiscus Roses Others I don’t […]

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FOTD: Petunia

Another flower from our community’s gardens – petunias! Several of the gardeners have planted these colorful annuals. Posted for Cee’s FOTD 8/29/19.

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FOTD: Sunflower

We just moved to a senior living community in Arlington Heights, about 15 minutes northwest of Des Plaines. Many people here have beautiful garden plots. We can see the community gardens from our back porch. Right on the back corner (closest to us) are some sunflowers. Closer: Even closer: Check out all the beautiful blooms […]

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FOTD: D-Day Garden Flowers

At Arromanches, Normandy, France, a garden, including flowers and sculptures, was created for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. These flowers constituted the “ground cover” of 1/2 of the garden. More of the garden: On the left side, are the flowers and remembrance. On the right is the stark reality of war, with obstacles, half-sunken ships, […]

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CFFC: Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of nature; this week the topic is gardens. Partial view of my garden in late July – there may be a butterfly in there somewhere… In my neighborhood, kind of hidden, is this lovely pond and landscaped garden. In front of the main building at Chicago Botanic Gardens, […]

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