A Trip To Rogers Gardens April 27th 2015

How to relax and get exercise at the same time!

A Strolled Through The Gardens After Lunch At Cucina Enoteca At Newport

We dined at Cucina Enoteca with Renee from Catal and decided to drop by Rogers to see what was happening!   It was a beautiful day and the flowers were just spectacular. We came back with lettuce and some other goodies.

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Our version of "The Hot Rod Lincoln"... OK, It's a Minivan!

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The flowers were just magnificent

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
They put succulents into odd pieces of driftwood... Quite stunning

Quotation To Remember: "Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers." ― Robert A. Heinlein

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Got Sun? These were quite pretty and didn't require a lot of water

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Purples and pinks

Did You Know? - Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
They just sat there and stared at the Sun all day!

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Mother Nature had here paint pallet indeed

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
No! The picture is not photoshopped! It's the real thing!


A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Purple and green just made the plant jump out at you...
No... There was a frog inside!

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Loved the water fountain... Quite simple but effective

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
When you have pretty rocks, what should you do with them?

Did You Know? - Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the massive material. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produces an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is due to thin microscopic fibers of possibly dumortierite within the massive quartz.[10]

Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in crystals is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading.

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
"Hey Mister... Can we go home with you?

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Arranged by color

Quotation To Remember: "The earth laughs in flowers."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Certainly a talking point....

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
The Sun was so bright today that the flowers were basking!

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
"I need shade!"

Quotation To Remember: "If our destiny stems from our name, then I weep for the flower named Wilt." ― Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
These little guys were hanging on the wall in the shade!

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Talk about pretty!

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
They appear to be talking to us...

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
The orchids were in the partial shade and loving it

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
Sue is checking out and Paul is still taking pictures

Quotation To Remember: "A weed is but an unloved flower." ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015
They were brilliant

A walk through Roger's Gardens  April 27th 2015

Sound: Garden Part by Ricky Nelson