Ironstone in late April.
For those of you who do not know, Ironstone is a local winery. I don’t enjoy wine that much, I prefer beer but I do enjoy their exuberant landscaping. When life becomes a little overwhelming, taking a couple hours and meandering along their paths is the balm my soul needs.
At the end of this post I will have links to other posts on the flowers of Ironstone, they change with the season so always a fresh flowery treat.
Monday I visited and I am so glad I did, their Azaleas and Rhododendrons are at their peak.
Being a Monday morning the place was deserted except for the workers busy getting things ready for the coming guests. Many times I have been here when busses from retirement homes from far away have arrived, just so the residents could enjoy the gardens.
They keep it ship shape and colorful. Don’t you love a garden you can enjoy but don’t have to take care of?
There were snowball bushes filled with fluffy bouquets….
Rhododendrons taller than I….
Pale blossoms and vibrant, rich colors.
Narrow stepping stone pathways drawing you in…
promising more fragrant beauty around the next corner.
Trust me….you are never disappointed.
The signature wine barrels were filled with Dutch Iris…one of my favorites.
I have the blue in my garden but I need to get some white and yellow.
I am working on learning to paint Dutch Iris. It is a bit tricky but I will get it.
Just a couple more photos and I will let you go…as you approach the gates you know you are headed in the right direction because the fence is lined with old climbing roses. And they are a treat for the eyes as well.
The trunks on these beauties is larger than my upper arm, they are huge. This fence is 8 feet tall or taller so you get an idea of how massive this is.
Now we are back to town. One day I need to take you on a tour of Murphys. A little town filled with wine tasting rooms and delightful restaurants. A few shops too.
Thank you for joining me on my garden walk. I needed a bit of time away from my paints. My current painting video has been a trial. First one I totally botched. The second, the painting went fine but when I reviewed it there was no sound. Sigh!
Now I need to figure out what I did wrong.
More posts on visits to the gardens of Ironstone.
Happy Spring Tulips
Spring at Ironstone
May is upon us..what flowers will it bring?
Have a Happy Day!