I have been out of town, so I wanted to get up to see Gibbs while the hydrangeas were blooming. The sun was a little bright to get great photos in open areas, but the shaded areas were fine.
There were a lot of hydrangeas, mainly the blue ones like above. There was also oak leaf and lace tops.
It was a warm day, so the plantings in green and white were cool and inviting. The hostas were very big and blooming.
The astilbe was just beginning to bloom. I need to go to the cabin and work on my astilbe bed this weekend.
Once you have seen hydrangeas blooming in France, it is hard to get excited about them here in the states. These were pretty though!
Not sure what these yellow flowers were....they grow fairly close to the ground.
Around the Japanese Gardens were azaleas in white and pink, iris and other water flowers. The lily pads were very pretty!
There were a lot of knock out roses in bloom. Guess I need to go to the Biltmore House to see hybrid roses. There is also a town in South Carolina that had a lovely rose garden. OR maybe I need to go back to OREGON!
I don't think I had ever seen a frog actually on a lily pad, but this little fellow was resting on one below.
The day lilies were beginning to bloom and they had some plants for sale. I did not walk over to the day lily planted area. I guess I will just have to go back soon and check them out.
I enjoy papercrafting, scrapbooking, photography, travel and sewing. My latest hobby is knitting. I have been married for 37 years to my college sweetheart and we have two grown children, two more children (added through marriage...our children's spouses) a granddaughter and two grandsons. I love to create artwork and share with my friends.