New Photos from the Gardens

July has cooled a bit from highs in the 90’s, but there has been very little rain. Even with the lack of rain, things are still blooming in the gardens.

The Garlic that has grown wild in the new Bird Sanctuary Garden is beginning to bloom…

Garlic Bundle

The flower heads not only have flowers, but baby Garlic bulbs… The papery cover the flowers and bulbs are bursting out of reminds me of fabric baby slings… Makes the baby bulbs and blooms look as if they are being cradled.

The Annabelle Hydrangea has been blooming with it’s big billowy flowers.

View With Hydrangeas

This photo was taken from behind the Hydrangea, catching the view of the mountains in the distance.

Pink Lily with Annabelle

Above, is a photo of one of the pink Asiatic Lily blooms with the Annabelle flowers as a backdrop.


In the Rock Garden I found this clump of wild Daisies that I allowed to stay and am glad I kept them around. There were so many flowers… this photo gives the illusion that the flowers go on and on…  Back in the Maple Tree Garden, the Floral Carpet Pink Rose has been blooming on and on.

Single Open Pink Rose

The photo above highlights one of those  flowers that was fully open.

White Echinacea with More

The Front Door Garden is full of blooms again… Here is an open white Echinacea with lavender ones and other flowers in the background.  The Phlox are beginning to bloom, too…

Dewy White Phlox

This is a macro shot of some dewy florets from the Flame White Phlox. I love the tinges of pink in that are not usually seen when looking from farther away… The dewdrops look like tiny little sparkling jewels.

All of these photos in this post will be available for purchase in my Art Quilt shop on ArtFire, but right now, you can get one of them for FREE!  See the post about the sale on my ArtFire blog to find more information about the coupon sale I am running in that shop and my Andrus Gardens gift items shops through July 15.

Very briefly, take 25% off any purchase from either of those two shops when you use Coupon Code “25OFF”,  AND if you purchase $15 or more at the sale prices will qualify you for a FREE PHOTO!  You can choose from any photos you see here in this post or in the ArtFire post. The photos are 5″x7″ or 6″ square depending on the photo. They are printed on quality Strathmore Radiant Gloss paper with archival inks for very long lasting prints that have a beautiful pearly gloss finish that adds to the beauty of the photos.

If  you would be interested in purchasing one of the photos, just let me know which one you like best and I will get it uploaded to the site or just send a Paypal invoice. Right now, the photos are $10 each through July 15th when the price will go up to $15 each.


I am a former textile artist and new pattern designer with a degree in horticulture, wishing to share my love of nature, flowers and gardens with everyone through my photos, sunprinted fabrics, and now pattern designs. Chronic Lyme Disease has caused major changes to the direction my life. I have to limit the amount of time spent digging in my gardens, and quilting has become more difficult. I discovered pattern design as a way to get art back into my life. I now use my gardens and photos to inspire designs that can be used on fabrics and print on demand items.