Monday Escape: Quick! To the garden!

Jefferson's Vegetable Garden. Photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Today I’m (finally) getting my seeds started, which understandably puts me in mind of gardens and their bounty; thus I’ve some garden photos for you to enjoy. Above is, of course, the garden of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Now that I’ve a nice wide-angle lens, it seems to me I must get back to photograph Jefferson’s home and gardens again. Darn!

"White on Blue" garden photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

"Nestled" peace rose photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

My much-missed “Peace” rose at our former home. None of the nurseries here carry nice-enough-to-buy specimens. Alas!

I do dearly miss the gardens of our old home in West Virginia; I put hours and hours of labour into them, and people would actually stop their cars & ask me about the flowers! Of course, we also had a terrific amount of sun there and a blank slate to work with when we bought the home.

Driveway Greeters photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved.

My old driveway-side garden in West Virginia.

The beds here have more shade and shadow to deal with, and I must be honest: I find hostas beyond boring, useless, and I want absolutely nothing to do with them. You’ll never find one in my gardens. Happily, there are native plant nurseries nearby selling plenty of woodland and woodland’s-edge plants that I’m learning to incorporate around this house (the prime sunny spots in the backyard going, of course, to the veggie garden).

"Spike" tomato photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

I called this tomato “Spike”.

"Green Bands" photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images. All rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Gardens at the Frick Mansion & Museum in Pittsburgh.

After the winter we’ve had here in the States—indeed, central Ohio is being cruelly threatened with another inch or two of snow tomorrow—I’m more than eager to have my hands in the soil again, caring for pretty green and blooming things, and have no doubt you are looking forward to seeing green, blooming things, too!

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Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier, Ohio.

Gardens of Mount Vernon. Photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Gardens at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. I felt near to  Heaven here!

Bashful Beauty photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images. All rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Rose at the Palace of Gold, WV.

At Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Another photograph from Monticello. Ready to sit a spell and simply enjoy the view?

"A warm and fuzzy heart" spiderwort photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

Spiderwort in the gardens of our old home.

"Open To The Sun" tulip photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved. PInning to this page is okay.

Tulips at the Lexington, Kentucky Arboretum.

"Olive The Fan Dancer" photo copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images. All rights reserved. Pinning to this page is okay.

“Olive The Fan Dancer”
Hollyhocks-in-waiting in the garden of our old home.

I hope this helps tide you over. Spring isn’t too far off!

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One thought on “Monday Escape: Quick! To the garden!

  1. That “peace” rose is stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous! My word, it is seriously one of the absolute loveliest roses (or flowers, point blank) I’ve ever seen. I very much hope you’re able to find some again to plant in your current garden (could a local nursery perhaps special order them in for you?).

    ♥ Jessica

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