Minnechaug - Berry Land!
Miscellaneous garden shots!

Faces in the garden

High 82 F
Low 61.6 F

I have found that others enjoy face planters also.  When visiting Minnechaug last week I found the following containers and sculptures.  I'm not sure why I like the faces so much but they make me smile and that is always a good thing.
Three men on a wall

Happy Face


Smug face

The scream!

Angel face

In addition to the face planters there were many plant combinations in the garden that are worth sharing.
  I love this picture of the Calla lily, Zantedeschia  'Schwartzwalter' with this morning glory which looks like Grandpa Ott. The stripe on the morning glory matches the color of the calla.  The purple photographs a little more intense than it looks to the eye.

Here is a picture of Castor Bean with a dahlia.  The dahlia has dark leaves and this butterscotch flower.

Dsc_0014 There are several pineapple lilies, genus Eucomis, in the garden.


I never noticed how lovely the flowers of this plant are close up. They are fairly small but profuse.

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Here is another interesting plant.  This one is called doll's eyes, Actaea pachypoda.   It is an interesting plant which produces white flowers in the spring and these berries in late summer.  The berries are poisonous but they do look like doll's eyes.  This is a member of the Ranunculaceae family and it is a native plant which grows in moist woodland soils.  If you have space for a woodland garden this would be an interesting choice don't you think?