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Thursday, May 29, 2014

hartford: elizabeth park

This weekend, Paul and I travelled to the east coast for a friend's wedding.  We extended the trip by a couple of days for quick stops in New York City and Hartford, Connecticut to see old friends.  While in Hartford we visited Elizabeth Park, home of the oldest municipal rose garden in the country.  We were a little early for roses, but we had such a nice time walking around and enjoying the beauty of the park.

Love this guy and love irises.  I have a special place in my heart for these flowers.  My great grandma, grandma, and mom have all grown them in their gardens - and my mom still has portions of iris plants that grew in my grandma's and great grandma's garden.  The great thing about iris: they love to multiply!

Are those just some of the most beautiful things you've ever seen?  And they smelt just as nice as they looked. 

I also appreciated this mini edible garden outside the garden cafe.  I've got some more inspiration now for my porch garden!  

I'll be sharing more of our east coast adventure over the next week.  Still to come: Mark Twain's house, NYC, and our 6th JVC reunion!

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