Saturday, June 7, 2014

Rosedale Gardens

Today, John and Lynn Ingwersen are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary.  As part of the celebration, they opened their fabulous gardens on Wednesday for tours.  Hub and I were the first ones there that morning, while the dew was still on the roses, as they say.

The rose gardens were fabulous, and I wish I could remember all the names and varieties to share. Pretty sure that's not going to happen.

And who could look at these and not smile?

That is red yarrow in the background.

White yarrow with butterfly weed.

White yarrow with lilies.

Beautiful Russian sage. . .

looks like I'm not the only one who loves it.

When the Ingwersens moved to this property thirty years ago, there were four trees, and three of them had to be removed.  There have shade gardens now covered by dozens of large trees.

They have an Indian prayer garden, a water garden, and the mediation garden pictured below.

We're really happy to have seen these beautiful places built by loving hands, sunshine and rain,  and thirty years of labor.  Thanks for sharing, John and Lynn, and may you have the best anniversary ever!