Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Devonian Botanical Gardens, Edmonton

The great big bell featured in the short video below. The video will be replaced at a future date in my blog posts, but may be seen on my youtube account.
The entry way to the Kurimoto Japanese garden
Japanese Peony along the entry way in to the gardens.

July 19, 20 of our trip to the Prairies:
After our drive along the Yellowhead we arrive at John and Colleen's home late afternoon. Colleen has prepared a porkchop casserole dinner and we have a tour of their home. They have finished the renovations to their home, now also. It seems that our age group is in the midst of home renovations and plans for downsizing. After our scrumptious dinner we enjoy more visiting till 11:30-ish.
July 20th
We have a scrumptious bacon and egg casserole for breakfast and then are off to the Devonian Botanical Gardens. There are 190 acres with a wetland perserve, eco preserve, Kurimoto Japanese garden, and much more. See the hotlink above for more information.
We take an hour or two to tour the Japanese gardens with quite a lot of photos. ..... more to follow...

At home:
Yesterday was a gorgeous day. I walked back from the lab at the Royal Oak mall, after my blood tests. I had my camera but did not find anything to shoot, as I have walked this path quite a few times.
In my garden the yellow plums are almost ready to eat. The purple plums have all dropped off the tree. Maybe next year I will be at home to keep up its water schedule. There are some blackberries ready for picking in the bushes across the road. Our fig tree has tiny green figs that won't ripen in time. The vegetable garden is just not working at all. It might have to become a 'cutting' garden.


Shirley said...

Beautiful photography! I love the Japanese Gardens at Devonian Botanical Gardens in Devon. Have you ever seen the Japanese garden (Nikka Yuko) in Lethbridge, Alberta? It is where I first developed a love for that style of gardening.

Maggie said...

I have not seen the Nikka Yuko in Lethbridge or the one in Devon. Butchart gardens in Victoria has a very nice Japanese Garden. But, yes, this is a style of garden that I really like too. I have a very small area in my garden, next to the pond that I have tried to add a touch of Japanese garden. The moss is growing .. :-))