Friday, July 10, 2009

Brandel Perennial Gardens


This past Thursdays a couple of stitching friends invited me to come along with them shopping at "Brandel Perennial Gardens" in Hart Michigan. Unfortunately, she has no website and she is only open on Thursday and Fridays from 1000 to 3PM and Saturdays in July only. They told me I would be in awe of these gardens and I would not be able to resist buying something before I left. Well they were very right. vbg Janet gardens are exquisite and very grand in every way. I have never seen a personal garden so truly lovely. I was searching for a bush called "Summersweet Clethra" ( Sweet Pepper Bush) that was recommended to me by Char of the Plant and Flower yahoo group for being a bush that loves lots of shades with little sun. I was so surprise to discovered that Janet had one growing in her gardens. Summersweet Clethra is the middle bush above the wee lovely roses. It is not blooming at the moment but there was heaps of buds on it. Janet told me it has lots of blooms and it is in a very shady area as you can see. I have ordered one and I will pick it up next week.

Look at the incredibly beautiful Asiatic Day Lily in the background.

Lots of beautiful Hosta and isn't her garden shed neat.

The Lily Pond.

Look at that huge beautiful Lime Green Hosta. Unfortunately, I do not know its name.

I bought this Midnight Rose Cora Belle. I loved the burgundy and pink leaves.
My friends and I was stopped in our tracks when we saw this flower. We had never seen this lily before. Janet told us it was a Fringed Enchantment Japanese Lily. Isn't it gorgeous. Janet took her spade and dug up from her large patch of these lilies and gave each of us a bunch of these lovely lilies and only charged us $2.00. Fringed Enchantment is now growing in my sunny front garden. I love it.

Look at this Nine Bark, I never saw one so big. Janet the owner was showing one of my friends another plant just when I was taking this photos. Janet is a very kind person and incredible knowledge of gardening. I learn so much from her. I also ordered a Nine Bark for my garden too. I love the foliage and it has lovely pinkish flowers. You all know how much I love Pink.. LOL

Janet uses this very big pond to water all her gardens.
Another overview of Janet's garden from up the hill a bit. Isn't it beautiful? I also bought a bush called Cotton Candy. It is another big bush with lovely pink flowers that look like cotton candy. Not sure of its real name. Well next week I will be going back to pick up my order and hopefully more of her numerous day lilies will be blooming so I can some more pictures to share with you all. I hope you all enjoyed the tour of Janet's gardens. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Hugs,

13 comments:

acornmoon said...

Thanks for the tour, it looks like an amazing garden.

TattingChic said...

The garden photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them here on your blog! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

What a beautiful garden to visit. How peaceful it must be there.

I really like Hosta's and those Hosta's look HUGE!!

Thanks for sharing your day!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tatting Chic, Thanks for visiting I am happy you enjoyed the wee tour. Hugs judy

Hello Valerie, Thanks for taking the time to drop by and leaving your message for me. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

Hello Carol, Thanks for visiting. Nice to see you again. I was very impressed with that hosta too. Hugs Judy

Charmingdesigns said...

Wow, beautiful garden!!! Laurie

manitoba stitches said...

Hello! Love the tour. I,too, enjoy gardening. Thank you for visiting my blog. By the way, Lucy Maude Montgomery was a cousin of my great grandmother, Christiana Montgomery. They were born the same year on Prince Edward Island!

Laurette said...

Hi, lucky,lucky lucky you, Judy.Your garden is beautyful,glorious flowers.I can admire something as nice as yours.
Laurette.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

Art4Sol said...

What a magical tour! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!

Kayla coo said...

Beautiful gardens,I love the pond.
Looks like you have warm sunshine, we have lots of rain!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautiful garden! Lovely, thanks for the tour...

karen said...

gorgeous garden! I adore flowers, unfortunately I don't like gardening though.

bernie knapp said...

Lovely garden thank you I lover Gardening also
Your hosta looks like" sum and Substance"

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