Monday, 26 January 2009

Open Gardens..........

Okay so much to tell you all but we'll start with the open gardens.........while I was away I was lucky enough to go to 3 open gardens............... they were so nice and all different and I took HEAPS of photos meandering around the gardens with Bloom who shared the same passion for gardening and photography..............enjoy......

(I think if you click on the pics they will open larger)

the historic house.........

lots of succulents everywhere in this garden............so effective.........even edging the vegie patch........

this was an old shed which they pulled down and rebuild into a guest house a few years ago..........you can just see a corrougated tank on the left and this was the bathroom.........amazing.........

some flowers..............

The next garden had lots of Silver berch..............something I cannot grow in my area........they are stunning............

some roses..........

soft and pretty.........

big expanses of lawns..........

a dam on the left pics..........

The third garden..........specialising in natives...........

I love gumnuts.........and I found this cool chook.........

some natives.........

lots of different decorative structures..........

thanks for making it to the end..........I got a little sunburnt wandering around but wow they were worth it.........I hope you enjoyed my highlights............

.........take care til next time.............
.......Chookyblue..........

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures! I also love to visit gardens! They are very relaxing and inspiring...

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  2. Love open wandering open gardens. I wish mine looked this good.

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  3. Oh to have a garden like one of those!! Beautiful and Inspiring Post!! Cathy

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  4. Oh you lucky little chooky - They look beautiful and so inspirational. I must try to get to some open gardens here.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Fiona

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  5. Your photos have turned out beautifully! Still working my way through mine!! I so enjoyed wandering about the gardens with you. You are great company!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your time in the Gardens...Beautiful Pics...Love the Ram with the Lawnmower..lol...
    cheers

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  7. particularly like the succulents. Not something I normally am into but they are used so effectively. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

    Just had to share..... word verification for this comment is "Chabli" How appropriate for me!!

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  8. Stunning pics, who do you collage with?
    It is going to be around the 40 here all week, I feel like you!
    Love the pj bottoms, and the "Lise" bag... love Tracey

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  9. Lovely pictures - it's so chilly and grey here today - now I feel like I've had a few moments of summer - thanks!

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  10. A lot of lovely gardens! Inspiring, wish that one of them was mine. It makes me longing for spring and summer....

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  11. Beautiful garden pictures, I would love to visit!

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  12. happy aussie day!!! loved your garden photos...i'm longing for spring!

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  13. Thank you for the photo tour, I enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful photos. Lots of my favorites too, succulents, bottle brush, flowers and history.

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  14. What great photos! I love open gardens but it is years since I've got to any. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  15. great pics.....I love the silver birch trees...we have one that has hung in over the past couple of summers in the drought but I think this summer may finish it off....which is really sad!

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  16. What beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing. Some wonderful ideas. And a great day for you

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  17. It all looked so beautiful...I wish I could have wondered around with you.

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  18. Gorgeous pics, makes me want to go out into my garden and do some work (but it's too darn hot!)
    cheers Julz

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  19. What gorgeous houses/gardens!! I'm in love with that chook!!! Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  20. Chooky...so beautiful...I can see why this would have been such a thrill for you...the BBQ shot on the previous post..how Aussie is that!

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  21. Wow! Great gardens and fantastic pictures. Hope you didnt get too sunburnt. Open gardens are such a wonderful idea.

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  22. Beautiful photo's, thanks for sharing is so nice to wander though someones elses garden and admire their hard work. Hugs Jx

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  23. I wish I could visit them!!!They are wonderful! All succulents, the roses, flowers and the bees! thanks for sharing!

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  24. Such beautiful pictures made even more perfect by the photo collage. What program did you use? How was Georgia?
    Shelley

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  25. Almost as good as visiting myself Chookyblue ...Lots of New Ideas & Inspiration there... Now know what I'm doing with my leaking Birdbath.. Lol...Thanks heaps for Sharing!

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  26. Beautiful, it is amazing how beautiful these garden can be!

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  27. WOW!!!! Great pics... I love the garden with all of the suculants, just stunning and that cottage with the rain water tank turned into a bathroom, how clever!!!! Thanks for sharing all of these gorgeous pics with us all..

    Jodie :)

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  28. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures!
    The gardens are so beautiful and the pictures are wonderful!

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