Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June is Blooming

When I bought these dahlias, Joe from the Farmer's Market said:" I love these dahlias, they just bloom their little heads off!"
All Planting by Watson Gold Designs, Inc.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Natural Spring Park in Ji'nan Shan Dong, China

These photos were taken in a Natural Spring Park in Ji'nan. There are more than 100 natural springs in Ji'nan, this park is well-known because you can see the bubbles coming up in the lakes. Before it was a park, it belonged to an emperor, the garden has very old plants, art and design at every corner, with also a pair of swimming seals in one of the springs!

Futurist-looking design with bright daring colors.

Roofs layering on top of one another.

Screen in the foreground with Berberis shrubs in the middle and a sculptural rock on a pedestal in the background.

Wisteria with a modern-looking design screen.

Different patterns created by awning tiles used as window screening.

Vase-Shaped Door way, most doorways are different shapes.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

China, Ji'nan, Big Bright Lake (Daming Hu)

These Photos were taken at Daming Hu in Ji'nan, Shan Dong, Northeastern China, South of Beijing.
This lake has been around for nearly 1500 years.
Temple on a hill with Lotus blooming below in a pond.
Nursery for the park located behind the temple.
Gardener's Broom made of Bamboo.

Not so small Bonsai looking Topiary with Rock-Scape.