Garden Photo of the Day

Even more from Tricia’s garden in Minnesota

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

Happy Monday, everyone, and a belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we’re continuing our tour of Tricia Frostad’s garden that we started on Friday. Enjoy!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Tricia Frostad

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    meander_michaele 03/18/2013

    Shhh, don't wake me, I'm dreaming of a beautiful garden with inviting sitting areas surrounded by intoxicatingly aromatic flowers...oh, wait, it's day 2 of Tricia's pictures!
    I lay claim to the comfortable looking chair situated by that glorious stand of Oriental lilies. What a treat to enjoy this garden even if it's only through the lens of the camera.

  2. pattyspencer 03/18/2013

    Just gorgeous! Those water lilies are soooo pretty! The 2nd pic down with the pathway is just drawing me in.

    Nice way to start my rainy Monday morning!

  3. trashywoman62 03/18/2013

    Tricia, the table with flowered chairs is gorgeous. I love the fabric. Waiting for the ladies to sit and have tea! It just jumps off the page with the green backdrop.

    The Swallowtail on it's matching yellow flower is excellent. I struggle with those butterfly pictures; I am just not fast enough with the shutter button.

    The pink lilies in the foreground of the top right photo are great and then your eyes are pulled further into the landscape with the splashes of pink in the background. What a great example of what we read about. But I feel so lonely with the solitary chair :( Maybe it's because I am wishing I was sitting in it. On Friday, the red chair was also a nice pop of color.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. bee1nine 03/18/2013

    Tricia, This has been highly a double JOY to capture
    additional views of your remarkable property and sensational
    gardens! ALL so awesome,indeed!!
    * A special credit to you Michelle, for this added bonus!:)

  5. Quiltingmamma 03/18/2013

    Lovely gardens. Have enjoyed both Friday's and today's photos. I love that blue addition to the gardens with chairs and pots. It's also my add in colour.
    Another 5 or 6 inches of snow due tonight. I am sooooo over Winter. Bring on the Spring!

  6. bethnbijoux 03/18/2013

    Wow, just wow! Your garden is the dream garden in my imagination... except that yours is real! I love it!

    I am preparing to build my ark... torrential rain here, but it is definitely better than snow!!!

  7. wGardens 03/18/2013

    Lovely and inviting! I would so appreciate having my studio nestled in a cove of beauty such as this!

    meander1- I always enjoy your comments!

  8. tractor1 03/18/2013

    This morning I can't decide which view I like best, all are magnificent. I think I'd like to sit a bit and enjoy the panarama from a true blue Adirondak chair. But I'm also intrigued by those round stepping stones leading to that quiet boulder where I can take a pew to nurse a 2ni. I like that stand of young Colorado blue spruce in the background as well. I still think one needs to actually be there to appreciate the entirety of it all. The season in those pictures is especially warming since I woke up to 16 degrees here... spring is official in a couple more days but winter is hanging on for dear life, may even be snow on the way. Oh my, The Eight, the Canada geese that were born here just landed for the third year, all eight safe and sound... they look hungry and there's only brown grass, gave them a loaf of bread. Spring is in the air!

  9. Wife_Mother_Gardener 03/18/2013

    Very comfortable, colorful garden! Great work, Tricia!

  10. tractor1 03/18/2013

    The Eight:

  11. darylsavage 03/18/2013

    Hey Tricia,
    Wondering if that short, pink stand of flowers,(3rd down on the right) is 'Petite Delight' monarda? I have it too if that is what it is. I haven't been too happy with it, but it looks great in your picture. I too, love the covered chairs and table, that really is inspired.

  12. pattyspencer 03/18/2013

    Cool pic Tractor1

  13. Happily_Gardening 03/18/2013

    wGardens - I agree with your "meander1" comment.
    tractor1 - That is so neat to have geese gather in your front yard...I'm envious.

  14. janetsfolly 03/18/2013

    Oh, boy. What a thing of beauty you have created, Tricia! Elegant, playful, inviting in every way. I can't decide which lovely spot I would wish to occupy first! Perhaps a 'Mad Hatter' approach to try them all? Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise, Tricia!

  15. TeriCA 03/18/2013

    Hi there! So enjoyed the last photos from your yard. I have a question...did I miss a pond somewhere? 2 of the pictures look like water lilies, and I just wondered if I missed the pond...thanks.

  16. janetsfolly 03/18/2013

    I have to chuckle at the Eight... While I think Canada geese are quite handsome, we do everything we can to discourage them from nesting on our pond in hopes the little wood ducks that visit every spring will take up residence. They come, they look, but the females always find our nest boxes wanting, for some reason. Maybe this year!

  17. sheila_schultz 03/18/2013

    What magnificent gardens to view on my first day back from vacation! Tricia, your photos show the love of an artist that paints with plants, they give us all hope for Spring. Oh my, I have missed so much... guess I'm going to have to spend an afternoon going thru past GPOD photos as I'm doing laundry!

  18. sunterra7 03/18/2013

    Every photo is a treat....just beautiful! I am wondering about the lights you have strung up in the photo with the table and fabric covered chairs...I can picture how romantic that must look at night. I am interested in what type of lighting it is?

  19. tractor1 03/18/2013

    janetsfolly: Water fowl are very careful about where they nest. They usually won't nest at a pond because of preditors. My pond in my wildflower meadow is natural, spring fed, and some twenty feet deep, but only the adult geese and ducks will occasionally use it for a short dip on hot summer days... they dive in to cool off and quickly leave... my pond contains snapping turtles and ferocious carp. But in my wildflower meadow there are also several vernal ponds and that's where the water fowl nest and rear their young. Vernal ponds are temporary and shallow (about a foot deep) and hidden by tall thick growth, and once the eggs hatch the young are moved about to avoid preditors... I have lots of wet lands on my property; creeks and seasonal streams are favorite haunts of all kinds of wild life, and of course they migrate to and from my neighbor's properties too. Last year several mallards nested here and there were lots of baby mallards, mallards are gorgeous birds, and with very interesting habits, they're not at all afraid of the geese and boss them about too... their diets are different so they don't clash, geese are vegetarian, ducks are omnivorous. I've no idea what your pond is like but if man made it's really a pool and water fowl will typically ignore it, especially if exposed. Geese and ducks are here all day to feed because I have acres of lawn but each evening they fly off to some hidden lake in the woods miles away... they return for breakfast each morning. It's snowing now in the Catskills, hopefully winter's last hurrah, I'm tiring of plowing snow.

  20. terieLR 03/18/2013

    TeriCA ~ I was curious also and found the pond pictured in Friday's post. It's the bottom left photo. You'll find it on the left, just below the house. (and what a house!)

    Todays's pictures have sucked me right into the middle of summertime...such a HAPPY place to be. :) I refuse to look out my windows at the blowing snow accumulating on my deck railings! Whoa are the northerners.

  21. triciaf 03/19/2013

    Sunterra7...those are capiz lanterns that I strung up for a garden party that I had after the garden tour. I've had them for many years so not sure where you would buy them today. They are illuminated with candles.
    darylsavage: yes those are petite delight mondarda...just planted them 2 years ago. they have spread quite a bit. They must like it there!

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