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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada


We decided to do a bit of sightseeing while here in New Brunswick. Bruce wanted to go to Minister's Island, and, of course, I chose the Kingsbrae Horticultural Garden.



Bruce was tired by the time we got there after touring the huge house on the island so he mostly sat while I enjoyed myself wandering the paths.


If he had gone a little further he may have been more impressed.


My Daughter, Susy would have liked these teapot trees,


and I know two of my grandchildren would have loved this horse.
 They were both in the children's section of the garden that entered through this arbor:


My daughter Anita has globe thistles like these in her garden but when I think of thistles I think of weeds.



Maybe after seeing these I may be tempted to grow some myself.

There was nothing peach colored in the garden so my daughter, Samantha wouldn't have been very impressed, but I enjoyed it.

 I am reading what I wrote and it seems obvious that I am missing my family;  everything in the garden reminded me of them.

I love it here, but I'll be quite happy to get back to my own garden and my family next week.


3 comments:

  1. Such a pretty place to visit! I like the fence behind the teapot tree. And the horse!!! I want one!!!! ;) There's just no place like home. Hope everything is well when you return.

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  2. The teapot tree is so creative! And I am also inspired to try thistle after seeing your photos. I hope you have a wonderful reunion with your family.

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  3. I was trying to figure out how to make one of those horses, and I loved that fence too.

    The thistles really are very pretty; it's too bad they didn't have a nicer name.

    I'm back home to my own garden again. It hadn't suffered too much.

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