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Domesticated Flowers from our Travels

March 1st, 2012

Since Mr Chiots and I are fans of taking the back roads, we get to enjoy a lot of wonderful home gardens along our routes. If we spot a really good one we’ll stop, but most often we enjoy them as we coast on by. Every now and then there are beautiful gardens in little towns where we stop for a cup of coffee or something and we get to enjoy them close up. Here are a few lovely domesticated gardens from our travels. Here’s a slide show of the flowers I spotted along the way. To view in full screen click on the icon in the top left hand corner, click the same icon to exit full screen mode.
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I find a lot of inspirations from the gardens I spot when I’m out on the road. It’s really nice to see that there are so many people that love to garden and take the time to make their little corner of the world beautiful. You can bet if I ever happen to drive by your garden I’ll probably be admiring it.

What kinds of gardens do you notice most as you drive around?

4 Comments to “Domesticated Flowers from our Travels”
  1. daisy on March 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I always notice sunflowers, soaring high along the road.
    Your images are truly inspirational! I’m gonna plant some seeds today!

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  2. Corrie on March 1, 2012 at 7:47 am

    The one that looks like a traffic island, with the red coleus and canna– where is that? It looks like one in Cincy.

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  3. tj on March 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    …I too stop and admire other’s gardens, it’s inspiring.

    …I love your photos. I love the one of the lil’ patch of Zinnias by the old barn – charming. :o)

    …Thank you for sharing!

    …Blessings :o)

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  4. KimH on March 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I love looking at others gardens. Thats one thing I really enjoy when we’re out riding the motorcycle. It gives me a different view of the world. ;)

    Im a barn enthusiast as well as a garden enthusiast so both catch my eye.. I’ll probably bend my neck the most though looking at others veggie gardens & at farmers markets.. ;)

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