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A Garden of Peace, Rest and Tranquility

Updated on April 18, 2012

Garden plantings and feeders

This garden has Echinacea(coneflowers) both Purple and white, easily grown and spread. This brings butterflies, and goldfinches. You will see on the photo included the goldfinches that go from the heads of the coneflowers to the finchfeeder. Brown eyed susans easily grown and spread. Still photo at the bottom shows orange milkweed in bloom and butterflies on it.

If you are wondering about the sidewalks and driveway, I had terrible concrete and slate conditions. I did not want to deal with the grass and weeds growing up between bricks so, I had the old torn out and that is asphalt impressions after the asphalt is colored. It has been about 6 years and still appears the same although I no longer live there.

The red feeders are hummingbird feeders. The beveled glass chimes I made with copper foil wrapped beveled glass pieces soddered. This was to give me something to look at when the butterflies and hummingbirds or even the flowers were not about. The last set of stills show a hummingbird at the hummingbird feeder looking around.

There was a side garden of roses and a front frow of dusty miller and various small perennials.

Different Garden Flowers and Bushes

This is a still of the garden by the sidewalk
This is a still of the garden by the sidewalk | Source
This is a butterfly on Orange Milkweed.  They love this flower.  It is very pretty in orange, it just doesn't last as long in bloom as the coneflowers and brown eyed susans.
This is a butterfly on Orange Milkweed. They love this flower. It is very pretty in orange, it just doesn't last as long in bloom as the coneflowers and brown eyed susans. | Source
Butterfly going from flower to flower
Butterfly going from flower to flower | Source
Here is a butterfly on the butterfly bush
Here is a butterfly on the butterfly bush | Source
This is the Garden around the mailbox Clematis wrap the mailbox an assundry small flowers go in the flower box behind the mailbox
This is the Garden around the mailbox Clematis wrap the mailbox an assundry small flowers go in the flower box behind the mailbox | Source
I felt my vase of my own flowers was better than any I ordered and sent to people
I felt my vase of my own flowers was better than any I ordered and sent to people

GoldFinches abound

Thistle seed in the feeder and the coneflowers in the garden bring the goldfinches
Thistle seed in the feeder and the coneflowers in the garden bring the goldfinches | Source
Notice every seat is taken at the goldfinch cafe. They eat upside down, so in this pic most are socializing.
Notice every seat is taken at the goldfinch cafe. They eat upside down, so in this pic most are socializing. | Source
Here we have a male and female goldfinch getting a drink together.
Here we have a male and female goldfinch getting a drink together. | Source
After the petals drop off the coneflower the Cone is just one big dessert ball of thistle, and here is a guest having dessert.
After the petals drop off the coneflower the Cone is just one big dessert ball of thistle, and here is a guest having dessert. | Source
Coming for a landing
Coming for a landing | Source
Getting Closer
Getting Closer | Source
Almost there
Almost there | Source
Watching what I am doing
Watching what I am doing | Source
watching me watching it
watching me watching it | Source

Other Types of Gardens

This is a full sun garden which is one line of many different roses.  Pink Yellow Coral and then front line is snapdragons, dusty miller in full bloom and various annuals and perennials.
This is a full sun garden which is one line of many different roses. Pink Yellow Coral and then front line is snapdragons, dusty miller in full bloom and various annuals and perennials. | Source
Snap Dragons line the front of the rose garden
Snap Dragons line the front of the rose garden | Source
Water garden blue round glass to draw birds and decorative stepping stones around the bath.
Water garden blue round glass to draw birds and decorative stepping stones around the bath. | Source
This is a side view and it is next to a butterfly garden with various colorful annuals between perennials. The heart shape is just concrete poured in mold with shaped stained glass that was designed and cut ground smooth on edge and inlaid by my son.
This is a side view and it is next to a butterfly garden with various colorful annuals between perennials. The heart shape is just concrete poured in mold with shaped stained glass that was designed and cut ground smooth on edge and inlaid by my son. | Source
Here you can see how much the goldfinches like to socialize around the bird bath.
Here you can see how much the goldfinches like to socialize around the bird bath. | Source

Deck oasis

This is a deck corner with hanging petunias and ground containers of Hibiscus to draw in Hummingbirds
This is a deck corner with hanging petunias and ground containers of Hibiscus to draw in Hummingbirds | Source

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      YogaKat 3 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Your gorgeous pictorial and fantastic garden have changed my perspective on gardening. I was so annoyed with those nasty snails eating holes in my kale - little white butterflies everywhere. Your gardens feeds the butterflies and birds - a mother nature masterpiece.

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