Sunday, July 11, 2010

Garden Tour in Caledon for Mosiac Monday

Mt. Albert Garden and Horticulture Society had a bus trip on Saturday that my husband and I took.   We saw a lovely country garden in Caledon hillls that had twenty-four acres of managed forest that included a garden centre and organic perennial nursery.  Lorraine Hunter and her husband Rob were very gracious hosts that led us on a guided tour of the property, identifing all the plants that they grow.  Many are started by the owners from seed.  We had a delicious  catered lunch  and after lunch we were let loose to buy plants before our bus took us to destination 2.  I had to have the Daylily called Desparado and a Crocosmia called Lucifer.
From the top: The flower bed out at the road; crocosmia 'Lucifier' ; Daylily 'Blueberry Delight'; a lovely maiden sculpture; double Shasta Daisy; Asiatic Lily; hardy prickly pear cactus and sedums; Daylily 'Desparado" and the garden sign.   We stopped at another Garden Centre called Lost Horizons and of course I bought another couple of plants.  We had a great day out.     Happy Gardening Week.   Valerie


Mary is our host at DearLitteRedHouse for Mosiac Monday.  Won't you join us there.

27 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Sounds like a fantastic time. You got such pretty flowers! Very pretty mosaic!

Snap said...

This mosaic is a plant paradise! Love the garden fairy also. Lovely! Looks like a wonderful day out.

Lori E said...

Valerie you will love the Lucifer crocosmia. Mine are about 6 feet tall and the hummingbirds love it.

Bernie said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful garden to visit ... it's a great mosaic. I particularly liked the daylilies ... just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What pretty flowers! Most of mine are gone with the heat so it is a real pleasure to see these!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Love the frilly daisy. Beautiful photography in the mosaic. Take care, Jen

Mary said...

Oh, that looks like a beautiful garden! What gorgeous daylilies! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

EG Wow said...

Fabulous, Valerie! I wish I could have gone but we had (actually, still have) company! Well, at least I get to see a bit of what I missed!

Traci said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! Lovely photos.

Carol said...

Lucky you! Looks like it was a fun day! Happy Monday!

Lavender Cottage said...

Way to go Val! Buy more plants!
Glad you had a good time on the tour, ours was not very well attended.
Judith

LDH said...

Another gorgeous mosaic with daylilies! Happy to hear you enjoyed your day out and were able to capture such pretty photos and bring home a few new plants!

Ebie said...

Wow, beautiful plants! I am so intrigued with the crocosmia flower. Very pretty. I am not sure if I had seen them.

I love field trips, specially if I do not have to drive.

Mosaic Monday

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers. Fantastic colors.

Anja said...

I would also have chosen that lilies Desparado and Lucifer. Very special design in their blooms.

xinex said...

What a great outing and a great place to visit! I would have enjoyed that too. Your mosaic is beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous!...Christine

Piecefulafternoon said...

Everything is wonderful - love that daisy.

Riet said...

What a beautiful mosaic of such beautiful flowers. Have a nice day

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your mosaic is very creative and I adore those lilies. They are just exquisite.

Meri said...

What a fun field trip!

Wendy said...

The lilies are gorgeous! And that Shasta Daisy..... I must have one of those!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful! Each one is beautiful alone and as this mosaic!

ellen b said...

What a lovely mosaic...
Love the name of some of the flowers!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

Thanks for sharing, nice post!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful mosaic! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. The flowers are just gorgeous.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a splendid time! Your mosaic is a very nice and interesting display. I would love to have you join me one of these weeks for tea. You're welcome any time. Hope you're having a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pondside said...

That maiden in the garden is very cheeky-looking!