万博記念公園「平和のバラ園」2019S

Can’t help reblogging Wakasahs15th ‘post; the roses in the peace memorial garden are so beautiful ………………

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リニュアールされた「平和のバラ園」へ行ってきました。

ところが30cm程度の若い苗木ばかりでボリューム感がなく全体像は寂しいものでした(^^)/

左の赤い大輪は造花でした。

右は素朴な野バラ。ここの全てのバラが野バラの原木に接ぎ木をされているそうです。

1970年の万博開催時に世界9ヶ国から平和を願って贈られたバラが元になって出来たバラ園です。

蔓性のバラ。

右はバラ園の中に咲いてたシャクヤクでした(@_@)

グリーンローズ!花びらがなくて、これで満開なんですって(@_@)

こんなに綺麗なのに切り取られて水に浮かべられて(^^)/

6/9までですが見頃は5/下旬だそうです。

↓「ヨークアンドランカスター」
1455年から1485年にかけてイギリスで起こったランカスター家とヨーク家の兄弟で王位を争った内紛から名付けられたそうです。バラ戦争とも呼ばれたようですね。

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The Garden where Rainbows Grow…….

Rhododendrons are my favorite flowers.
I have never seen them in so many colors. This post by David contains a collage of beautiful photos not to be missed by any flower lovers ⋯⋯⋯

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Lea Rhododendron Garden, Lea near Matlock, Derbyshire

It is that time of the year when we make our annual visit to Lea Rhododendron Gardens….  and each year it so very different, nature see to that. Some years it is the Azalea that are dominant others the Rhododendron take pride of place. Even the Rhododendrons vary there offering, some years big blousy blooms, other years the more delicate flower heads. Then you have years were the ‘hot’ colours are the strongest and others just cool it down a touch….every year is different

This year the Azaleas appear to have be making up there minds.  Some are on the turn other have yet to burst.

No matter it is still a riot of colours and living up to its Rainbow tag.

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I guess the most noticeable change over all they years we have visited is that apart from all the shrubs themselves…

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The Enchanted Wild Wood at Portmeirion

This post by Liz is brilliant – it shows the beauty of nature and the village at Portmeirion, Wales which I have the chance to visit in 1997. Hope I will have the chance to revisit it one day . . . . . . . . .

Welcome to Wales [Croeso i Gymru]

Discover the impressive natural landscape surrounding the Italianate Village of Portmeirion, which is the brainchild of the visionary architect Clough Williams Ellis.  The subtropical forest known as “Y Gwyllt” [Welsh for Wild Wood] is a magical wonderland which includes 70 acres of woodlands with 19 miles of pathways which cut through forests, secret spaces and coastal coves.

We began our exploration by taking the little train up to a vantage point with amazing views down to the village and across the Dwyryd Estuary.

IMG_5610Leaving the train, we began our adventure with the Chinese Lake and its surrounding kaleidoscope of colour.

Clough’s daughter, Susan, was responsible for the development of the enchanting Chinese Garden. She supervised the landscaping and was responsible for designing and siting the ornate bridge as well as the pagoda.  

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Kew Gardens

This is the garden I highly recommend to any visitors to London.
I went there from time to time in my stint for work in London in the 1980s. I look forward to revisiting it again. . . . . . . . . .

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Hello readers. These pics were taken very recently, when Amanda and Luke visited Kew Gardens, in London.

I have been somewhat distracted by increased pain and discomfort. It’s been ongoing for a while – making writing, and just about everything else rather challenging. With that thought, please bear with me while I keep posts short. And if a prayerful healer sends relief my way, I will not be ungrateful. 

Back soon with more from Kew. Until then, I hope you spend each day in peace.

Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet-Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Photography ©Amanda Moloney.

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