Moments of watery contemplation at Longwood

After the grandeur of the mechanized fountains and the giant scale of the courtyard waterlily pools at Longwood Gardens, I thought I’d also show you the smaller, more intimate water features on display there.

This stream, looking like it has always been here, could be easily overlooked among all the spectacle.

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This raised circular pool that intersects the long colour-blocked border is approachable and easy to experience by walking around.  The concrete edge is softened by a hedge of lavender.

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This angular courtyard pond is in full bloom with hardy waterlilies and can be enjoyed from a comfortable vantage point.

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This small formal pool with its central fountain is encircled by a riotous display of colour (pink and yellow should never be seen together?!) from varieties of New Guinea impatiens and coleus, as well as towers of tropical Mandevilla.

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Nerves of steel here with colour.  How about you?

4 thoughts on “Moments of watery contemplation at Longwood”

    1. Jeanette, I feel the same way about the lack of colour and life right now. I have more images from Longwood that will satisfy that craving – stay tuned! Thanks for stopping in :c)

  1. Well, I can’t say that it is brown in Vancouver – very green – due to the torrents of rain we get every winter and especially today. Pink and yellow, usually makes me queezy but the large pot makes it all work! Thanks for all the great pics, Ailsa. Always inspiring!

    1. Laurel! Great to hear from you. Yes, we all know you’re green over there – just stop it! LOL! We’re only green with envy…

      I agree with you about the plants around the pot – it is certainly more bordering on that classic combination of russet reds and golds than pink and yellow. They achieve miraculous vignettes at that garden! Don’t be a stranger ;c)

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