Thursday, July 31, 2008

Leaming's Run



While on vacation in southern New Jersey, we visited a garden named Leaming's Run.  It was filled with mostly annual flowers, and followed a meandering path through a wooded area.




Some beautiful daylilies here, backed by some cleome.  Don't you love the huge elephant's ear?




Some beautiful annuals, including a red canna.  Oh how I wish my garden was half so lovely!




A gazebo overlooking the water.  This was a terrific place to rest, and escape the hot sun for a few minutes.



The garden is cultivated on the sight of the last remaining whaler's house in New Jersey.  In addition to the gardens, there are several log buildings, a small colonial garden and livestock, which "bring to life the challenges faced by the whalers who first settled in Cape May County."  For more information, click here.

18 comments:

  1. Good morning, Mary. It is so nice to have you back. I can start my morning with beautiful contemplation.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Mary. Looks beautiful. Have a great day. Glad you're back.

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  3. What a charming place to visit! I would love going there! The history alone would be enjoyable to me, and the gardens and scenery a big plus!
    You have a great day!

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  4. Hi Mary,

    Glad you had a nice vacation. It's nice to have you back!

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  5. I would love to spend a day there wandering around.
    Marnie

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  6. What a beautiful place to visit. The Coast Guard has their training centers in Cape May, so my husband has spent a lot of time there and he keeps telling me that he wants to take me back because I will LOVE it. I can't wait to see lovely places like this.
    Glad you enjoyed your trip, but on the selfish side, I'm glad your back.
    *hugs*
    Shimmy

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  7. Very nice! Looks very peaceful there. We have elephant ears too but they are kind of a pain to bring in each year.

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  8. Your photos are beautiful and project serenity. You are very talented. We enjoyed a vacation at Cape May and Wildwood a few years ago. I would love to go back.

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  9. What pretty pictures of the park. And the whalers house being the last house now that is so interesting. It is such a charming place thank you for sharing.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  10. Hi Mary :)

    Beautiful place! The house is darling :)

    I'm headed over to the blog you mentioned... terrible thing, that disease.

    hugs,
    rue

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  11. What a beautiful place, Mary. The house and gardens are lovely.
    We used to live in Cape May (years ago). My hubby was stationed at the Coast Guard base.

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  12. This is a lovely cottage garden. very cheerful in its colourful way.
    Yes, and I can relate to your last post, I get garden weary for a while and then this rush of planting and pruning and....and...comes back!
    Thank you for your comment on my SWF.

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  13. I love Cape May, I used to go there when I lived in Princeton, N.J. all the time. I also love the Jersey Shore and in particular Spring Lake. So much charm. These photographs make me feel as if I were there. So glad that you enjoyed your trip. Karen

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  14. Love the pictures, it would be great to just take a walk around the place.

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  15. This is definately a place that I'd like to explore! Absolutely beautiful and history to boot!

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  16. Thank you for sharing Mary. You are so thoughtful and generous.

    Jeannie

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