The Coe Estate at Planting Fields
Today seems like a good day to try something new. I'm adding a label for my posts to see if it changes the layout here. The photos in this post were taken in June 06 by my daughter Emily who was 12 years old at the time. She had come with me to Planting Fields where I attended a meeting of the Long Island Daylily Society. Instead of sitting inside on this stunning day, Emily took my digital camera and went on a tour of the grounds.
This first shot must have been taken near the Horticultural Center.
Here's the first of many arches we'll see.
What would an arboretum be without some specimen trees?
Just one example of the lovely statuary you can find at Planting Fields.
Be still my beating heart. These roses are amazing!
Oh what beautiful colors and textures.
Ok, not daylilies but what lovely yellow lilies.
Wish this was a scratch and sniff photo. These rose arches are stunning.
Up close and personal with one of the rose arbors.
Ha! I wish I had the name of this handsome fellow. I'll take a guess and say it's Eremurus, the fox tail lily?
Fairy roses tumbling all around.
Fairy roses and a Kousa dogwood.
Goldilocks would love this place!
Truly, a cottage garden.
Yet another arch, this one is all green.
What a nice place to sit for a while.
Here I thought I knew every inch of Planting Fields and yet Emily found a pond I have never seen. It's hidden well, but we've got some clues to it's location.
Mr. Turtle is sunning himself on a log.
Mr. Turtle and the goldfish have a lovely lily to gaze upon.
My smart girl took this photo and also took a picture of the garden name. So now I can tell you that this is the Heather garden. That sweet pond is hidden at the top of this photo.
Arches again, these are of stone.
This little pond is in a great spot, it just needs some more planting attention.
What a cool roof-line!
On beautiful days, one often comes upon wedding parties taking photos at the arboretum.