Friday, June 12, 2009

Fieldtrip to the gardens of Chanticleer

A friend (the art teacher) and myself took 8 wonderful students from our school to Wayne, PA to see the gardens of Chanticleer. I have some cool shots of students for the year book. here are some of the plants we saw...


9 comments:

islandgardener said...

I used to live in Wayne about 25 years ago, but wasn't into gardening then, so I didn't know about this place. I'm presuming it's been around at least that long!

Wayne Stratz said...

island gardener--- Thanks for stopping by. The estate was there, but did not open to the public till 1993. I lived in Wayne briefly in 1987.

Sylvana said...

I love the non-orange poppies, but have trouble keeping them going.

Is that a catulpa I see?

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Wayne, You have some wonderful textures in the shots you have taken.
K

Wayne Stratz said...

Sylvana--- poppies are on the huge list of plants I have not grown. and yes that is a catalpa.

Karen--- coming from one who takes most wonderful photos, your comment makes me smile.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Your photos are beautiful, Wayne! I especially like all of the stonework and the texture you show. In that stonework underneath the pot, are those old roof tiles or something? Or just thin flat stones laid on end? Either way, I love them used like that.

Wayne Stratz said...

Blackswamp Girl--- couldn't tell you about the stones. The garden showed how the students how aamzing gardens can be.

Chandramouli S said...

That's wonderful, Wayne. Especially, the photos of the foliage look great. BTW, what's that third photo from top?

Wayne Stratz said...

Chandramouli-- nothing was labeled, I would guess it was a Bromeliad...