Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bloom Day....

...but not in my yard. I was so impressed with a garden in Lake City I wanted to use pictures from their garden. Lake City Colorado is very small. Just one main street--with wooden sidewalks! I fell in love with this small, quaint mountain town. There are lots of flowers around, but I noticed what I thought might be a park filled with flowers, so while my husband was off handling car things, I took the chance to check it out. Actually it's a town garden. There are several plots, each gardened by a different store owner. What a great idea! I was so impressed with the thought of everyone working together to create something so beautiful. I know there are community vegetable gardens, but I have never seen a community flower garden. It was simple, but very, very pretty. Wouldn't it be wonderful if life was always like this --- everyone working together to create something so beautiful as this small Lake City garden.

This part of the garden was called

White Columbine in with the blue

Of course, all mountain gardens have poppies!

The largest peony I have seen. This bush was loaded with these and beautiful!


Cindy said...

Wouldn't you love to live in a town that encouraged that kind of gardening? Thanks for sharing your pictures. I've never been to Colorado and I'm starting to think I really NEED to go!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Cindy-yes, I would love it! I yearn for a more simple life..and I seem to find that in the mountains and in these small towns in Colorado. If you ever get a chance..GO!!

Anonymous said...

I love that town garden. How pretty was that! Thank you so much for sharing that lovely vista with all of us. Colorado is very pretty.

Meadowview Thymes said...

You are welcome! Colorado is pretty--but so is Virginia!!