|SJG • 4/21/15 - fiery orange r. kaempheri lining up the path to waterfall|
|SJG • 4/21/15 - r. 'Bouquet rose' on the bend, ''arnoldiana'on the wall in the north|
in 1960 Juki Iida, the designer of our garden, was given over 160 rhododendrons from Arboretum to play with; he thought it was a bit too many, and at this time of the year, and 55 years later, I can understand his trouble: the garden looks like a rhododendron park, and not really Japanese style garden. Still pretty though.
|SJG • 4/21/15 - I take this pic of the benches under azaleas several times a year...|
When we guide people around the garden we tell stories: some are about the concepts of Japanese garden, other stories are about the art and poems connected with it, and yet another about architectural gifts the garden carries.
|SJG • 4/21/15 - the turtles don't care... hey are just sunning themselves up|
But sometimes it is OK to be silent and quiet about it; just look, be peaceful and part of it :).