Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kenilworth Gardens

Some random shots from Kenilworth Gardens - which are basically the National Watergardens. They are not terribly well kept - most of the lilies are native whites and most of the lotus look like Mrs. Perry D. Slocum. The ponds are not exactly clean or weed free and the paths are muddy and tho mowed the day we were there, the clippings on the ground made it look like that was something unusual. Still, I enjoyed the trip and the escape. First, some of the ponds from the middle of the path.

Then a lovely and very large pink & white lotus bloom - and there were buds aplenty. The lotus ponds were about an acre in size and full and crowded with lotus. Next a lovely pink lotus - there were no labels on any plants, so it's anyone's guess what this is, but it was pretty.

A small pink waterlily- there were a few of these scattered among the whites. There was one pond that had peach or yellow peach lilies in it - maybe Barbara Dobbins or one of the similar lilies.

One of the many ponds that was full of very crowded lilies. They clearly needed to be thinned tho they were blooming profusely.

The girls by one of the lotus ponds - there were 4 or 5 of this size and this full of lotus - they were wonderful.

A little baby turtle in one pond that was just covered in duckweed. There were lots of turtles, but this one was about the size of a quarter and I was sorely tempted to pop it into my pocket and bring it home . . . but I didn't.

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