Friday, September 30, 2011

Scholte Gardens

Just north of the town square in Pella is the Scholte House Museum and Gardens.  My daughter and granddaughter and I strolled through the gardens last Saturday morning.  
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While there, we happened upon this charming (and, quiet) Dutch duo:
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Gorgeous flower beds lined the bricked walkways: 
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Look at this next beauty.  I don’t know its name and if you do, please let me know in a comment:
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The Coleus were eye-catching:
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As were the ornamental peppers:9.24.11 Pella (16) Lastly, I had to include a photo of my favorite flower color…!
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Pat said...

Did your "unknown" flower grown on tall stems off of a bush? It looks like a flower that I've seen in two different places this past week in central Illinois and I don't know the name of it, either! I'd be curious to know it, too!

This looks like a beautiful garden.

Jeannelle said...

Hi, Pat. Yes, these pink blooms were on tall stems. I should have taken a photo of the entire plant. I hope we find out the name of this flower. Thanks for your comment.

Nancy said...

Great pictures! We used to visit Pella every so often when we lived closer. I love the Dutch letter pastries from the bakery downtown. The flower is a cleome. Why I can remember that, but not a lot of more important things I don't know. :) Love seeing your pictures!

Stitches said...

Love your pictures of Pella flowers. Nancy is correct, that flower is a Cleome. I have many blooming still at my house, they self-seed so I have pulled hundreds of them this year. The picture under the coleus, is Caladium, very pretty too. I"m glad you have a nice visit to Pella.

Carver said...

These are all very beautiful flower shots.

Ebie said...

If its cleome, then I have a name of my blue flower. It almost looks like this pink one.

Jeannelle said...

Thank you, Nancy and Stitches, for commenting on the mystery flower. I had never heard of Cleome before. Or, Caladium. Plus, I don't know the name of that blue flower in the last photo, either. (It looked blue in real life, even though in the photo it looks purplish.)

Beyond Wandering said...

These are fantastic photos! Beautiful flowers, and coleus too..

SandyCarlson said...

It has been an honor and a privilege to walk around with you!

Valerie said...

Hi Janelle, thanks for visiting my blog and your comments.
You have a delightful floral collection here.. I'm not sure, but wonder if the last picture - of the tall blue flowers - might they be Salvia ?