Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Powerscourt Gardens

Here are some more shots from our visit to Powerscourt Gardens in Enniskerry.

Things were in bloom everywhere. The colors are a little subdued here, but I liked the lavender and the deep burgundy contrasts.

There were some lovely azaleas along the path.

Love the purple flowers.

This was a neat wall of moss and flowers that was photographed from above. Down on the walkway, the wall was about 18 feet tall.

Fuschia - it should be the Irish national flower. It was everywhere. Roadsides, front yards, used as natural fencing...I loved it.

Lovely little yellow flower along the walk.

Nice view from the walk.

A gorgeous red tree rhododendron. Too bad most of the azaleas and rhodies were finished blooming by the time we were there. They had a large variety. We nearly gave ourselves coronaries climbing up through the rhodie forest to get back up to the level of the gardens. The path was narrow and steep!

This stunning evergreen was along the path. It was gigantic, so I didn't photograph it top to bottom, but I absolutely loved the flat, graceful foliage and the beautiful way it caught light.

Here's a closer view.

And for Greg, a beautiful variety of foxglove I spotted along the walk. If you haven't visited Greg's blog, he's a serious gardener who puts me to shame. You must go.


At 4:36 PM, June 28, 2008, Blogger ATG said...

I like the little buttercup flower and the foxgloves too.

How does one get a property like that with such a magnificent view.

At 4:49 PM, June 28, 2008, Blogger Marc said...

ATG: One word: money!

At 2:30 PM, July 01, 2008, Blogger Greg said...

Aww, shucks. Thanks for the shout-out, Marc!

I can't believe fuschias naturalized like that!! I'd never have guessed it was possible...sounds like they are everywhere!

Man, that's a beautiful evergreen. I wonder what it is. Perhaps when Coop returns from the north woods, he can tell us.


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