I have minimal gardening skills. That's one reason why when I take my up-north walks, I enjoy seeing what people have done to their yards and the wildflowers and blooms along the way. So, walk with me. We'll start near the cottage where a lovely birch helps frame some bright orange lilies.
And of course, there is that favorite of mine, Queen Anne's Lace. Their heads are big and beautiful!
And never forget to look down! These bright blooms are pretty much flat to the ground.
This home has gorgeous hydrangeas.
Rounding the bend, another grove of birch trees. They are truly my favorites.
A branch has fallen from one of them.
A closer look reveals interesting details.
This person has done a wonderful job with a tidy hosta garden.
I'll spend the most time with Ean's garden. He lives two doors down from my cousin's cottage.
Ean loves trees, which is yet another reason to love Ean. He's put in these beautiful arbor vitae and they make the area cool and protected.
He also has a whimsical twist and I love his garden ornamentation. Just enough. Not too much.
I love these. I don't know what they are but they're so bright and beautiful -- and grow well in shade.
A closer look. Any ideas, gardening friends?
On occasion, the perfect sunny face greets me!
And back to the beach where we find the knapweed! Thanks, Jenny Woolf, for the ID!
I leave you with another look at the lilies.
They make me smile.
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