Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh so lovely

During my visit to Lower Hutt New Zealand, I spent an hour walking some of the streets around the area where I was staying. This particular home and stunning garden begged to be photographed.




What a riot of lovely color and beautiful flowers. I was rather hoping the gardener would come outside, so I could have a wee chat with them.

13 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

If I had a garden that looked that good I'd have a hard time going to work. Looks like you had loads of fun Jennifer.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

What a beautiful garden! I wish I could see more of it!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Don't they have the absolute loveliest gardens? Funny thing, when I stayed there, I wasn't as into gardening as I am now. All that beauty, and I didn't appreciate it enough.

Hope your trip is going well.

Jen

BestECN said...

Very beautiful garden!! The family in there must be happy...Some hard in gardening, but can't be problem...

Rosey Pollen said...

My house is grey and white, same colors, and I wish my garden looked that lush. Great photos!

Bonnie Story said...

Oh! So inspirational!!!!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Wow is it ever pretty! How nice to see so much blooming when you were on your trip.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Jennifer~~ Glad you're home safe and sound and hope your trip was as fabulous as this garden is. It is too bad the caretaker wasn't to be seen. Think of the conversations you could have!!

Darla said...

That is one fantastic garden. It would have been interesting to chat with the gardener!

Peggy said...

Yery 'Olde Worlde' English garden, it looks beautiful.Sunshine does help though!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh KeeWee what a gorgeous garden. Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

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Corner Gardener Sue said...

I'm surprised you didn't knock on the door. It sure is a beautiful place!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful cottage garden! This would be my dream!