imageI want to live here…..photograph from Pinterest from Architecture Digest.

Today’s posting will be pictures of gardens in the States with few words, their beauty speaks for them.  Enjoy…



imagePhoto from Pinterest credit unknown.

imageUnless otherwise noted photos of hydrangea from friends country garden.

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imageimageThese two photos are from Grant Park between Congress and Roosevelt from Michigan Avenue to the railway tracks.
imageView from the top of a building looking down at Lincoln Park and Farm In The Zoo.  Our entire City is a garden…..
imageimageThree photos from a friend’s City penthouse terrace.
imageAn old fashion English rose bed in the country.
imageNothing beats the color of geraniums, from a country garden.
imageA lush fern in a vintage urn from the front garden of a country home.
imageIf you aren’t lucky enough to have a garden of your own (or be able to visit country gardens which I have the pleasure of doing) you can always enjoy botanical prints…these found at Paper Patty’s at the Randolph Street Market, the next Market will be Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30  Or you might find wonderful books on vintage gardens or current gardens at the Newberry Library Book Sale, this year’s sale, the 33rd annual event, will be Thursday through Sunday, July 27 through 30  Here’s a thought, why not make a day of it and do both these special events, you won’t be disappointed.
Photo from Pinterest credit unknown.
A preview of Gardens Part 2 when we will visit Sissinghurst, Giverny, and Russian gardens.
All photos unless otherwise noted taken by Nena with her iPhone.


  1. Carla Smith Jones July 12, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Nena. Thank you for sharing!

    • nenasnotes July 12, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks so much Carla. More to come!!!

  2. Karen Ryan July 12, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    My favorite flowers … thank you, Nena!

    • nenasnotes July 12, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      I love them as well always have dried ones in my home.

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