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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Nina's garden in Massachusetts, revisited

comments (14) May 23rd, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Nina Schlosberg

We've visited Nina Schlosberg's garden in Waltham, Massachusetts, twice before, HERE and HERE. Today she's sharing the height of spring! She says, "This year spring has been nice, slow. and cool, unlike the hot rush of spring 2012. So, I've been able to photograph the progress in the blooming garden and also physically work in the garden - mostly pruning and weeding (what else is new!) I'm very pleased with the parrot tulip border. These flowers are spectacular when they're starting to bloom and as they nod out. I also appreciate the brightness of the azaleas, primroses, and spirea shrubs. The neighborhood cat, Tang, keeps the hungry bunny rabbits at bay. Love him!" Oh, the tulips, Nina, YUMMY! But while Tang is adorable, I miss our obligatory puppy pic... Happy spring!

***OK, everyone, keep going! Dig out your cameras, take a big long walk around your garden, and SEND ME PHOTOS!***

***One more thing.....have you always wondered what your fellow GPODers are like in person? Never thought you'd get a chance to meet them? Check this out.... While the GPOD isn't officially a taunton forum, it's close enough, and I wanted to extend the invite. Anybody at all interested? I'd be willing to search for some gardens to tour...

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Comments (14)

mirandadawn writes: Diablo 3 : Literacy: Blue strange, elite strange and rare and strange Posted: 12:39 pm on May 30th
trashywoman62 writes: Nina, thank you for replying to all our inquiring comments. I for one enjoy the Gardener's interaction to the bombardment of questions and usually learn about something I didn't realize I needed to know. Posted: 8:12 am on May 24th
Deziner writes: Who would of thunk that there would be such exuberant garden goodness and beauty in Waltham !
Such inspiration .

From a former Waltham resident.

Posted: 6:01 pm on May 23rd
cwheat000 writes: I seem to have missed your first round of pictures, so I got 2 great new views of your garden today. What a beautiful , lush yard you have. Thank you. Posted: 4:11 pm on May 23rd
madcow writes: I really appreciate your comments on the photos! Thank you.
I've always had good luck with the species tulips: I like their small size and bright bi-coloring and they are reliable for several years...They are called Bakeri Lilac Wonder from Colorblends.
I'm not too sure which hostas are which but that side of my yard has Thunderbolt, June, possibly Guacamole and I can't remember any others....
I'm also not sure of the daylily name in the previous post, but I will check my records (I may have moved them around from their original location).
The woman's face in the previous post is an iron plaque that stays outside all year long enjoying all the seasons.
Tang, the cat, lives somewhere in my neighborhood and is well cared for - he/she visits me when I'm out in the yard - never to be seen all winter long. We had a nice head-bumping reunion this spring.....

Nina Posted: 3:59 pm on May 23rd
NevadaSue writes: Nina, I love your beds with the Azaleas, Rhodies, and Hosta's. Wonderful shade plants. Wish I was your neighbor so I could come wonder through the garden and see all the fun things you have. Thanks for the pictures. Posted: 11:25 am on May 23rd
wittyone writes: Beautiful garden. Almost as beautiful as your cat. Posted: 9:23 am on May 23rd
Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt writes: Lush garden and artful photos! Posted: 7:46 am on May 23rd
tractor1 writes: From the first picture I see a great variety of plantings... I'd like to see some wide angle views from that rocking chair porch. And what's a "neighborhood cat"... a stray... someone needs to adopt Tang. Posted: 7:34 am on May 23rd
trashywoman62 writes: Nina, I was looking at the previous photos and noticed you did not respond to our comments/questions in April...like the name of the daylily that you had a close up shot. Do you recall it's name coz I, like Meander1, love that one! Posted: 7:11 am on May 23rd
trashywoman62 writes: Yummy is right, Michelle! The beautiful colors of the azaleas with the many shades of green in the hostas is wonderful! What wonderful composition, Nina! And I would venture to say you are a fellow Hostaholic as well as a Daylily fanatic!

Can you identify the hostas in the first photo? I think I have that blue green one with the yellow center stripe at the front of the bed by the heucheras but wanted to make sure coz it is beautiful!

And the Lilac between the spireas is a great combo too!

Posted: 6:39 am on May 23rd
meander1 writes: Nina, it's always a treat to see a previously featured garden in another season. Your spring garden has that special vibrancy of beginnings with everything looking so fresh and crisp. I love the stage your hosta are at in the picture they share with Tang...far enough along that you can literally count how many growth points there are as they just begin to unfurl.
In last year's fall photos, you showed this great curly haired lady face statue (?). Does she stay our all winter and what is surrounded by in the spring? Posted: 6:37 am on May 23rd
wGardens writes: I, too , love the specie tulips and use them in my own gardens as well as recommend them for clients. Love the first photo, especially! The tree adds wonderful structure and love that pop of pink! Posted: 5:44 am on May 23rd
briandowns writes: Texture out the ying-yang! Enough flowers to give the right amount of color, and so loved seeing the species Tulipa
( bottom left, to the right). Rarely see anyone use those. Posted: 5:10 am on May 23rd
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