Spring is my favorite season! I love to be outside after the long, cold, colorless winter, and I've developed a real need to "dig in the dirt" each year when the weather starts to get warm. I enjoy taking digital photographs of my flowers and flowering trees, and I invite you to take a "virtual tour" of my gardens--which have changed a lot over the years.

Many of the images on this page are available in a larger size for publication purposes. Please email me if you're interested in using my photographs and please don't assume it's okay to use these or other copyrighted photographs without permission. Thanks!




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Hoverfly on Coreopsis "Moonbeam"



Azaleas




The shady Hosta garden in early morning light




Cica's Garden

This is a memorial garden for my soulmate kitty, Cica, who died in April 2002 at the age of 20. Blueberry bushes, a bleeding heart and impatiens are planted here. In 2005 three astilbes, Cranesbill "Brookside", an azalea, Anemone "Honorine Jobert" and a columbine were added.



Blueberries
Copyrighted Image

I think this picture of ripe blueberries is the most popular image on my website! It's been used by a magazine in New England, by Kohr Bros., by www.americanmeadows.com and in the book Practical Horticulture.


Cranesbill "Brookside"

© SBK 2005


Cranesbill "Rozanne"

© SBK 2006


Verbena "Homestead Purple"

© SBK 2005


"Dr. Huey" Rose
   
© SBK 2005


Rose Campion (Lychnis Coronaria)
    
© SBK 2005


Butterfly Weed
    
© SBK 2005


Monarch Butterfly on Buddleia "Royal Red"

© SBK 2005


Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
    
© SBK 2005


Bee Balm (Monarda)
    
© SBK 2005


Clematis "Jackmanii"

© SBK 2006


Clematis "Asao"

© SBK2006


Shasta Daisy & Pink Hollyhock
   
© SBK 2005


Stargazer Lilies

Beautiful, but deadly to cats!


Daylilies
    
© SBK 2005



July 2004: Blackeyed Susans




June 2005: Daylilies, Blackeyed Susans, Coreopsis,
Pentsemon, Monarda and Zinnias are in my "Yellow Garden."




July 2005: Phlox, Balloon Flowers, Dianthus, Verbena, Daisies,
Daylilies, Chrysanthemums & Zinnias grow in my "Mailbox Garden."





June 2006: Heuchera "Purple Palace," Hosta "Patriot," Liriope,
and Impatiens are in the new Birdbath-Shade Garden.




While it hovers and flies just like a tiny hummingbird,
a Hummingbird Clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe) sips nectar from the phlox!






St. Francis, Impatiens & Bleeding Heart
Cica's Garden

St. Francis, Hostas & Bleeding Heart
East Shade Garden



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Southern Hawker
Dragonfly

Great Leopard
Moth

Frittillary on
Blackeyed Susan

Swallowtails "Puddling"

Virginia Toad

Tiger Swallowtail on
Butterfly Bush


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Too many pictures on this page!
Click on the links if you'd like to see more things in my gardens:

Cherry Blossoms   Ripe Cherries   Apple Blossoms   Dogwood Blossoms


Scabiosa     Dianthus     Dahlia    Iris   Chyrsanthemum


Daisy   Zinnia   Butterfly Bush (Pink Delight)   Blue Columbine


Gaura   Coreopsis   Dianthus   Phlox


Yellow Marigold   Red & Yellow Marigold   Daylilies   White Chrysanthemum   Blackeyed Susans


Periwinkle   Abelia   Wegelia   Crape Myrtle


Grapes   Blackberries


ADVENTURES IN POND BUILDING...

The Big Hole in the Ground
Saga of the Preformed Pond
"An Accursed Piece of Ground"



Locations of visitors to this page



Recommended Gardening Books

        





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