Tower Hill February 2009

saucydog(z5MA)February 22, 2009

Enjoy a virtual tour of Tower Hill's Orangerie!

I liked this because it reminded me of Michelle's large spiky tree from her trip to Florida!

It was very sunny, so it was tough to photo!

Looking out over the systematic garden:

I liked this little series:

If I had been dressed appropriately, they were guiding a tour of the gardens to show the damage from the ice storm. I guess I'll have to wait for warmer weather :)


Here is a link that might be useful: Tower Hill's Gardens

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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Ooooo la la!!!! Fabu-fabu Saucy! What a treat! I REALLY need to get there, soon. So wonderful to see so many beautifully grown plants this time of the year. Marvleous and thanks so much for sharing these. A treat. I'm going to be coming back to enjoy again and again.


    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 1:53PM
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Saucy - what a wonderful tour for a cold grey day. I also enjoyed seeing the two men in your life. I don't think I've seen a photo of DH before? I love their interactions. This also brought back fond memories of IU2 and made me miss those we see little of these days (Babs, Honey etc.)


    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 2:32PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Saucy, Great pics of Tower Hill. I think my favorite plant is the huge Angelwing Begonia.
I got a chuckle out of the DS and DH. Our GDs love to do that 'rabbit ear' thing to their sisters in pics.
Good to see those two. Was Sarah sick that day?
I look forward to the pics of the gardens. I hope their ice storm damage was not as bad as here.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 3:10PM
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Thanks for the tour Saucy ! I might have to pencil in Tower Hill as one of my post IU6 tourist attractions. I see you even found a garden godess..Thanks for sharing !

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 4:36PM
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Kathy, Tower Hill (and I) are 45 minutes from Deanne, and a little over an hour from Chelone - for planning purposes. I'm sure others in the area could chime in with must see garden excursions! Remember, you're always welcome at Terrapin Station :)

Hmm...this might just be Nick's Idyll debut. He and Jake had a good time and encouraged me to try to replicate the orangerie in the sunroom off the back of our house (Sarah and Wayne's is light years beyond mine, but the same idea).

Deanne, I'll treat you to lunch, anytime! I owe you that much :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 6:11PM
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A solid 18" of snowplow scrapings precluded my egress this morning. What a shame! so what's an Idyllette to do until it's removed? Tour Tower Hill virtually, that's what!

I am quite taken by the statuary... as ususal. And there is a facetted terra cotta pot containing the "Michelle plant" that caught my eye, as well. I can almost smell the vegetation and feel the humidity (makes me think of Sue inhaling the smell of mulch at the flower show).

The "eye" shot is borderline spooky, Saucy... I really had to look twice at that one. But my favorite is the last in the series as I'm always a sucker for warm family shots. Nick has very expressive eyes. I'll bet it was a lovely tour. Now... when are you going to get some proper footwear and outfit yourself properly for New England winters? ;)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 6:53AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

In reviewing your pics....I am drawn to the fish and frog in the pond...... I like to take those kind of pics.
And I discovered that that is a squirrel on the front of the boy statue.:-)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 8:45AM
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Wow, I'm so jealous that you have such a wonderful place to get a little greenery fix during the winter. The pictures of the "guys" are great. Thanks for taking us along.


    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 8:39PM
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