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Dec 9, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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So nice! I was wondering at the location. I was reminded of Butchart Garden.
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Dec 10, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Good eye Ursula, That is exactly where it is from, as well as a few other entries we posted. There is another rather recognizable shot under succulents.
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Dec 10, 2015 12:43 PM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ohh, thanks for responding! We were in Vancouver ca ten years ago and we just had to take the Ferry over to Vancouver Island to see the Gardens! So beautiful!
Now I have to take another look at your entries! Smiling
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Dec 12, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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We signed up for a whale watch and garden trip and it was a great experience. I don't remember which tour service we used but it was so well organized. I would have liked about another hour or so in the gardens though. Hilarious!
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Dec 12, 2015 5:21 PM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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From what I remember, one could spend a day in those gardens. Smiling
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Dec 13, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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I agree any gardener could Hilarious!
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Dec 15, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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Anyone who has been to Butchart Gardens would recognize that shot. I have the almost identical shot. Right down to the color of the sky.
I don't know why it comes out that color. It wasn't that color as I recall.
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Dec 16, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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It was just one beautiful day. We had the option of eating downtown or taking an early bus, we chose the later. The extra time was well worth it. The tour picked us up at the garden's docks, so we planned or trip through the gardens accordingly, we ended with the Japanese Garden last and had to walk through to the docks, without dwelling there. It would nave been nice to wander about a bit. Smiling
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Dec 16, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Yes, you can easily spend a day wandering through all the little gardens. And the time of year matters a lot. They change out a lot of the plants through the season. And different perennials bloom at different times. Beautiful any time of the year.
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Dec 17, 2015 12:43 PM CST
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
I was comparing my picture to your picture to figure out where you took it from (back up to my left, up the stairs). I realized that my picture has a smoke stack in the right background. Did you edit it out or did they remove it?
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Dec 17, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Carl, I did no editing, but wonder if the angle and tree height may cover it. I vaguely remember someone mentioning a smoke stack but not what they said about it. Confused Heck, they may have said they recently took it down. I checked some of my other pics, but don't see any that would show it. There were just so many beautiful gardens just in Vancouver and with the excellent public transportation and just a bit of walking you can see a couple a day. Thumbs up
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Dec 17, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Isn't that a smoke stack in the upper right of this photo? It's some sort of man made tower.
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Dec 21, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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@needrain, I see it too! It is very hard to see in @eric4home 's picture but it is there. It is between the pine trees and about the same height as the background mountain. The color tones match the trees around in his picture.
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
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Dec 21, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Lilies Irises Hostas Garden Art
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Here is is close up of that area on @eric4home 's shot. Sorry the best I could do to enlarge on my IPad.


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Love what you teach and teach what you love!
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Dec 21, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Wow. In my picture is is white. Maybe they painted it or it was in shadow. I couldn't see it. The enlargement makes it much more visible. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Dec 21, 2015 8:51 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
It's shadows, I think. Your photo appears to have been taken toward mid-day (lots of overhead light) but with a cloudy haze. Your photo doesn't show any shadows. But the other photo shows light entering from the right casting shadows. That would put the smokestack in the shade of the hill behind it. All the hills in the background appear to be in shadow. If the sun were coming from the opposite direction, the smokestack and the hills would be brighter.
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Dec 22, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Thank You!
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Jan 2, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
That one's on my BUCKET LIST!
Would like to see Longwood Gardens again, too.
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Jan 2, 2016 1:27 PM CST
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Eric4home said: There were just so many beautiful gardens just in Vancouver and with the excellent public transportation and just a bit of walking you can see a couple a day. Thumbs up


That's exactly what we did also. Stanley park is a beautiful park with great landscaping and lovely views.


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Jan 2, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Garden Art Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Butterflies Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes it was lovely and a short walk away was Queen Elizabeth Park, and conservatory talk about views.
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