Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Gardener's Bliss-Day of a Long Island Gardener

Being a true gardener I always take time to admire and sometimes photograph the beauty of nature I come across in my daily travels.  In my opinion the well known saying "Live, Love, Laugh" should also have the word "garden" in it for a garden can make just about anyone smile and lift ones spirits.   Follow along with me during a typical day and experience some of the gardens of Long Island.
The months of June and July are the height of the gardening season here on Long Island and there is beauty everywhere.  This photo is of a little garden on the south side of Main Street in the town of Sayville.   There are Stella D Oro Daylily and red Asiatic Lilly against the backdrop of vibrant pink Knock Out Roses. 
These giant Allium seed heads in the same garden are just wonderful...
and so are these pink Asiatic Lilies.   Believe it or not this close up photograph and all the others were taken with my cell phone. 
Now onto the next stop...In a customer's garden a bumble bee merrily enjoys the nectar of this Laceap hydrangea flower...
and this Endless Summer Hydrangea is bursting with colorful blooms. 
  The Tiger Lilies are also bursting with color.
At the end of the day and back home again I stopped off at my own garden to take in the Lamb's Ear, Salvia, Daylily, Astilbe, Coreopsis and Nepeta all in full bloom...and another day is done. 
  I must say I truly love my job and seeing all these blooms is a gardener's bliss.  I am always keeping an eye out for a photo opportunity and this day was full of them. So on that note "Live, Love, Laugh and Garden", and enjoy the beauty of nature whenever you can.   It will be sure to make you smile!
 
As Always...Happy Gardening!
 
Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved
  

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful sentiments and so true! It's wonderful to be able to spend your life and career involved in something that you enjoy so much. Larry

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  2. So true! I cannot agree more, I often say that my garden keeps me sane and that's not being flippant, I really mean it :-)

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  3. Hi Lee
    Wow! Your phone camera is amazing! Lovely shots - your garden is beautiful. A perfect place to live, laugh, love and garden :)

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  4. Really good mantra, Lee. I agree it is a way of life, one to live in a joyous manner. The beauty abounds and like you showed, is enjoyed by big and small. The summer kicked in here too and my garden has much of the same blooms. So welcome a time of year!

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Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!

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