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Lovely Color in the Scottish Highlands

By Kim Charles

Morag McCloy is showcasing bright blooms on the northeast coast of Scotland.

“My garden is in Inverness, Scotland.  I love my garden and pottering around in it.  I was given a blank canvas when we moved into our house twelve years ago, with nothing in the garden, so I started ……”

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  1. frankgreenhalgh 09/15/2016

    Hello there Morag, from Australia - Great to hear from the McCloy clan in lovely Inverness (any involvement of your clan in the skirmish at nearby Culloden?). Your flowers are certainly putting on a real show, and your photography is excellent. I can recall the fantastic hanging baskets of flowers in your city some time ago, and it looks like your pansies are in such a container. It would be lovely to see some photos with wider views of your garden to fully appreciate the results of your hard work. That bumblebee seems to be enjoying itself. We don't have them in the mainland States of Australia (they are in the island State of Tasmania), and biosecurity agencies are keen to prevent them entering the mainland. Cheers from Oz

  2. user-4711274 09/15/2016

    Beautiful lilies and pansies! Pansies are just starting to become available here in the US (Georgia) as the weather starts to cool down... hopefully it will cool down. We've had a record number of days with temps well over 90 degrees. And your rose took my breath away. So pretty! The colors are so rich and the plants look very healthy! Great photography as well. To repeat what Frank said, I would enjoy seeing more photos of your garden as a whole to see how you colored your blank canvas. Happy gardening!

  3. sheila_schultz 09/15/2016

    Beautiful blooms indeed, especially your rose, the color is vibrant! I agree with Frank, your photography is superb Morag, I'd love to see more photos of your gardens!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 09/15/2016

    You've painted quite a lovely painting on your blank canvas, Morag. That white lily backed by the dark-leaved Physocarpus stole my heart. Love the Astrantia, too. I've never had much luck with Astrantia, but am now reminded to try again. Thanks for sharing your garden! You can post more images in comments if you have time and are of the mind. It would be fun to see more sweeping views.

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    HelloFromMD 09/15/2016

    Hi, you have planted some of my favorites. I too love Astrantia. Just wish I knew what it wanted so I could grow it too. Brilliant color. Send some more photos!

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    LindaonWhidbey 09/15/2016

    Such a beautiful garden from across the world this morning. Morag, your photography is beautiful and your choice of color for your garden canvas is very pleasing to the eye. Like others here, I would love to see a long view of your garden. Your Astrantia has me intrigued as to whether it would survive here with our summer droughts and four legged marauders. Thanks for sharing.

  7. schatzi 09/15/2016

    Beautiful. So nice to see a garden in another part of the world. More please?

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    meander_michaele 09/15/2016

    The photo of your pansies tripped my trigger of anticipation for when things will cool off enough here in the southeastern part of the US so I can add their happy faces to my own containers. The purple and yellow ones are my most favorite. Love how you have your white lilies planted in front of the dark leafed bush...makes for a striking contrast.

  9. foxglove12 09/15/2016

    Pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  10. user-4691082 09/15/2016

    Hi Morag! I'm with Sheila- that yellow rose is a knockout! And no chewed up leaves...what zone are you in? Would love to see more...thanks for sharing!

  11. wGardens 09/15/2016

    Lovely! Enjoyed your photos.... and hoping for more. The lilies are fabulous next to the Physocarpus. And those pansies! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Cenepk10 09/15/2016

    Such gorgeous photos & plants. Please please MORE !!!!!!

  13. Cenepk10 09/15/2016

    What are the pink flowers in the 1st photo ?

  14. VikkiVA 09/16/2016

    Oh Morag, such beauty in your photographs. Please post more pictures. It is so exciting to see gardens from around the world. Vikki in VA.

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