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Water Features at Chanticleer

In this pond, the lotus blossoms rise about two to three feet up in the air.

Looks like Nancy Stedman enjoyed her recent trip to Chanticleer – we can never get enough of this lovely pleasure garden.

"I recently went to Chanticleer, a public park outside Philadelphia that's billed as a "pleasure garden." There are tons of amazing plants and plant combinations, but I thought I would winnow things down by sharing photos of water features in the garden."

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This is a water wheel. The flowers nearby (which are overexposed in this shot) are thalictrum.

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  1. perenniallycrazy 07/14/2015

    Gotta hand it to the very talented designers and visionaries at Chanticleer! I always enjoy their posts on Facebook and today's photos are no exception to that. I hope to visit the gardens some day. Thanks for sharing your photos Nancy.

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    meander_michaele 07/15/2015

    I''ve only visited Chanticleer in spring and I can well imagine how beyond wonderful it must be in summer. These pictures certainly give me a much appreciated peek.

  3. wGardens 07/15/2015

    I have not been there either... YET! Looks like I'd better put it on my "bucket list"! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful~!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/15/2015

    Thanks for sharing the Chanticleer photos, Nancy. Definitely on my bucket list, too! Love the lotus. I'm trying to grow one in a tub this year. I'm hoping it thrives.

    1. thevioletfern 07/16/2015

      I would LOVE to know how that works out!

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/16/2015

        If I can get it to grow, I'll send some photos in. It's not been a hot summer (they apparently like the water at 75° and above) and I think I started mine out in water that was too deep. I've just removed a lot of water to get it to warm up and am watching it every day. One tiny leaf at the moment.......

        1. thevioletfern 07/16/2015

          Yay! Yes, you must share. I was enthralled with the FG article on big leaved plants that featured Lotus. I turned to that page multiple times a day. It is not very warm where I live summers but I think you have something brilliant there with the shallower water. You have a leaf!

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            Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/16/2015

            You made me smile, Kathy! That FG article is exactly where I got the idea for the lotus. FG article + giant, old kids toy bucket + dead spot in the garden = lotus tub!

    2. Cenepk10 07/17/2015

      Mr Tim : can I humbly ask for your help in identifying this plant ? You have such a diverse plant vocabulary & so much knowledge ! I will post a pic- could this be lupine - that I seeded 3 years ago - there are blooms forming - it is mixed in with my asiatic lilies really tight, see - so I took 2 pics

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/17/2015

        This is definitely an episode of stump the chump. Post a picture of the flower when it blooms. It reminds me of a type of hibiscus, but I looked up some images and none of the leaves match. I can say with some certainty that it is not a lupine. It looks cool. I hope it is something really ornamental because I love those leaves!

        1. Cenepk10 07/17/2015

          Will hunt you down when it blooms & send a pic- actually- my friend sent me a Texas perennial hibiscus seeds... You might be on to something !

  5. GrannyCC 07/15/2015

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit, Wish it were closer to my home.

  6. BoxwoodBarbara 07/15/2015

    I've been to Chanticleer. It's one of the most imaginative, verging on quirky, gardens I know; and its features are changed every year. Great fun!

  7. NCYarden 07/15/2015

    This place looks cool. I've never been and neither has my wife, and she is from Harrisburg! We'll have to put it on the itinerary next time we're up there and "need a little break from the family." I really like that photo of the clematis on the water bowl. Thnak you for sharing

  8. user-7007140 07/15/2015

    I am starting a bucket list, right now! And I'm going to print it out and hang it in the kitchen with Chanticleer at the beginning. I have only once visited Pennsylvania and thought it beautiful ( except for the airport,of course). Heavens we could probably drive there.
    Thank you for sending the pictures.

  9. Nurserynotnordstroms 07/15/2015

    Does anyone know what plant is in photo #3 on the left in a pot, it is very interesting. Yes I too need to add this to my must see list thank you for sending these in Nancy.

    1. NCYarden 07/15/2015

      My first guess would be umbrella papyrus (cyparus involucratus), especially since it likes water. Hope this helps.

      1. Nurserynotnordstroms 07/15/2015

        Hummmm I think you may be correct,thank you?

  10. Tarrytown 07/15/2015

    Chanticleer is definitely worth a visit!

  11. thevioletfern 07/16/2015

    Must see! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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