Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Fever

With winter now officially over, I cant wait to get my hands dirty this Spring.  I look forward to planting the vegetable garden, working in the flower beds and planting the annual flowers. Just in case you need a little motivation, here are some pictures I snapped during the Garden Tour at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
last summer.

    For well more than a century, the legendary Grand Hotel gardens have provided beautiful (and oftentimes fragrant) visual enhancement of the guest experience. Century-old lilac, white cedar and maple trees serve as dramatic structure, while perennials and annuals by the tens of thousands provide abundant bursts of color throughout the Grand Hotel season, thanks to the ideal climate of a Mackinac summer. During any one visit, guests can see over 150 varieties of flowers, including geranium, rose, peony, coleus, garden heliotrope, cosmos, lily, daisy, and begonia.
-text from the Grand Hotel Website. 

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