Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Brookgreen Gardens, Part Four

Let's do a little armchair traveling, what do you say?  I feel like re-visiting Brookgreen Gardens to enjoy some more flowers and sculpture.  We were last there over Labor Day weekend last September.  I shared some of those photos Here.  We had previously only been to the gardens in early spring, and it was really nice to see them at the end of summer, since the flowers in bloom then were totally different than what we had seen in March.

This was the first time I'd ever seen Spanish Moss on Crepe Myrtle trees before.

The sun was really bright that day.

This gate was the entrance to a small, memorial garden.  It was lovely and peaceful.

This little garden was one of my favorite parts of the visit that day.

The multiple plantings of Caladiums were a-ma-zing.  I'd never seen anything like it.

The other end of the pool and another Diana statue.

I've shown this sculpture from the front in a previous post.  It's a young boy poking at a frog with a stick.  :)

I love Lacecap Hydrangeas.

Love this urn...

I didn't do a lot of "narrating" this time.  Sometimes it's more fun just to look at the pictures.  I wonder how many people it takes to keep these gardens so beautifully maintained?

We're over halfway through the work week now.  This has been a long one; I haven't gotten much sleep this week because it feels like we have a new baby in the house.  Mr. Forest Manor and I are hoping "baby" will sleep better tonight.  He's not too happy about going into his crate when we go to bed.

I haven't had a chance to reply back to everyone, but thanks so much for all your sweet comments on Duncan.  I've accidentally called him MacDuff a few times already, but I'll get it all sorted out soon.  Our sweet neighbors down the street even sent a card saying "Welcome to the neighborhood from Hershey."  Hershey is their chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel.  :)

Thank you for your visit -- I hope you have a good rest of the week.




  1. Look at all that lush green, your pics just drip warmth and sunshine! Aw, here's hoping things settled down into a nice routine soon with Duncan:@)

  2. It makes me want to go stroll through a beautiful garden. Our botanical gardens are pretty, but I'm going to give them a month or so before I venture there since this was the longggg winter.

    Even though I loved all the greens and urns, my favorite shot was where you captured the dragon fly for some reason.

  3. I am so in the mood for a nice stroll through a beautiful spot like this. It was a nice photo journey. Thank you...

  4. I never get tired of looking at gorgeous flowers and gardens, my friend. I also enjoy looking at the beautiful statues and whimsical sculptures.
    I hope your "baby" starts sleeping better at night!! Enjoy your weekend. xo

  5. Aw, the welcome from your neighbor's pet to yours is sweet. :)

    I love these photos, and I love the bright sunshine!! It's fun that you visited at two different times in the season to get two perspectives. We have a big garden here that the local college sponsors and we go about the same time each year. Maybe we'll mix it up a little and go in early Spring to see if there's a big difference here! :)

  6. I loved each picture and felt as if I were there enjoying this beautiful garden.

    I missed your post on Duncan. I'm jumping right over to it. Glad you mentioned it. I have been out of town and it is amazing how much you miss when you are away!



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