Early Spring Pictures From A Meditation Garden

Laura Adams got a new camera and made some beautiful pictures of the Myrtle Hill meditation garden in early spring.

The garden in the historical cemetery in Rome, Georgia, was started in 2016. There seems to be something magic about this garden. It was built on the theme of “Three Rivers and Seven Hills,” and some very good soil was hauled in to build the “seven hills.” It just seems that everything I plant in this garden thrives. Maybe it’s the quiet neighborhood.

Here’s the garden tour. Thank you Laura for the beautiful pictures

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The stone walkway represents the three rivers of Rome

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Dianthus in a rock bed. A dependable perennial

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lovely spring iris

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The hillside supports the plants. The plants maintain the hillside symbiosis at its best

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The Japanese maples will eventually form an arch over the walk way

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Their common name is “Sweet William.” They are a member of the same family as the carnation.

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The ornamental iron fencing was a gift from Mike McDougald from his childhood home

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The comfy benches are nested into a planting of fragrant gardenias and tea olives

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several boulders have been placed for sitting, enjoyment, and pondering

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a wonderful year for iris blooms

 

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The photographer took care to frame the shots just right

 

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I love the window to the mountains framed by the overhanging Japanese maples.

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a study in blues and purples

 

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Summer color will be added to the garden during the first part of May

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A walk through this garden will provide a connection with serenity and peace.

 

I don’t know about you but I truly enjoyed the tour. Now I will have to get out my pruning shears and go over there to clip a few tips.

There is a story to this garden. I posted it a while back. To see the story of the garden click here

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Oneata Windler
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 10:35:59

    Thank you for sharing, John. I thought of Sweet Sam Spector while viewing these lovely photographs. I like knowing he is surrounded by beauty.

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  2. tonytomeo
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 16:24:36

    Oh, are those taller but smaller flowered pale blue iris the Iris palllida? They look familiar.

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  3. John P.Schulz
    Apr 29, 2018 @ 10:15:45

    I’m not really sure what they are, Tony. All of the iris plants, several of the trees and other specialties came from the yards of donors. I do know that the white iris blooms are the Japanese rooftop variety. This was a wonderful project because it involved a lot of people in the Rome community.

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  4. pbmgarden
    Apr 29, 2018 @ 19:37:25

    John, this is a place of beauty and it must be a wonderful place for meditation and remembrance.

    Reply

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