pa: Lantana, Bante Rossa, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 09/06/19 10:27 AM
Lantana, Bante Rossa, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. They are native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa but exist as an introduced species in numerous areas, especially in the Australian-Pacific region.
 
Lantana, Bante Rossa, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Dahlia, 'Totally Tangerine', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 07/30/19 05:46 AM
Dahlia, 'Totally Tangerine', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
This photograph was very well received when I posted it in a number of Facebook groups. The 'Totally Tangerine' Dahlias would be a nice addition for gardens in Kentlands. Google the name to identify tuber suppliers for planting in the spring.
 
Dahlia, 'Totally Tangerine', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5401
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 07/27/19 01:48 PM
Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups and it was well received. Orchids are fun to photograph and many are very colorful.
 
Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8267
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs  
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pa: Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 06/24/19 06:51 AM
Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
A summertime tour of Longwood Gardens is not complete without a visit to the wonderful Waterlily Display area that includes multiple ponds that are beautifully maintained. I love to photograph the water lilies. Click on the links to learn more about Longwood Gardens and this exhibit.
 
Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants, commonly called water lilies. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains five genera with about 70 known species. Wikipedia Scientific name: NymphaeaceaeFamily: Nymphaeaceae; Salisb.Higher classification: NymphaealesRank: FamilyKingdom: Plantae 
Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA 
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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pa: Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 06/13/19 12:17 PM
Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Our 54th wedding anniversary was on Wednesday, June 12th and we decided to take a day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. It takes a little over two hours to get there from our home if the traffic is not too bad. The weather was perfect and the flowers were beautiful. Click on the link to view the website.
When you visit Longwood Gardens, be sure to spend some time in the Orchid House within the very large conservatory. The conservatory covers over four acres and has many rooms under glass. The orchid displays are … (22 comments)

pa: Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 05/12/19 11:45 AM
Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
When I posted this photograph on my Facebook timeline, I received the following comments from a Facebook friend in Dublin, Ireland:
 
Subhash Sharma  Although different tulip colours carry distinct meanings these tulips have a lovely story attached to them .It is said that a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip's symbolism. The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself - riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It's … (22 comments)

pa: Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 05/01/19 11:01 AM
Tulips, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
I hope you are enjoying the spring flowers. When I posted this photograph on Facebook, one of my friends in Dublin, Ireland left the following comments:
Subhash Sharma  "These are lovely yellow tulips which in general signify friendship but are also associated with having a great smile. To be more specific it means there’s sunshine in your smile or it could also mean cheerfulness. So the yellow tulips can be used to describe a person who has a bright, radiant and enigmatic smile. But when it comes to the negative connotation of the yellow tulips, it symbolizes … (31 comments)

pa: Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6833 - 03/10/19 01:26 PM
Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6833
 
I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups after we returned from a flower photography exhibit at the Kentlands mansion in our home neighborhood. The exhibit included a very nice lunch that we enjoyed. 
 
Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6833
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6854 - 03/09/19 12:59 PM
Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6854
 
I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups and thought you might enjoy it as well. It is a very good time to visit Longwood Gardens for their annual Orchid Extravaganza exhibit. Click on the link to reach the website and plan your visit.
 
Orchid, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6854
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5883 - 01/26/19 11:05 AM
Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA  IMG 5883
 
I posted this photograph in some Facebook groups and received a positive response.
 
Subhash Sharma "The meaning of this beautiful looking water Lily (or Lotus) flower is symbolic of rebirth, but in addition to its religious meaning, the lily is also a symbol of all that is true, good and beautiful, representing good fortune, peace and enlightenment.Water lilies are often portrayed in Chinese and Japanese art and traditional woodblock prints. Indian art and carving also, has the lily flower as a prominent reoccurring design motif. Lotus flowers have strong symbolic ties to many Asian religions … (14 comments)

pa: Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8325 - 01/24/19 06:25 AM
Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8325
 
I just finished reading a new book by a well known author and had planned to write a book recommendation. Sadly, I did not like the book well enough to recommend it. I will tell you about the next one.
Have an outstanding weekend.
 
Hibiscus, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8325
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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pa: Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 01/18/19 12:39 PM
Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 
 
If you love orchids, you will want to visit Longwood Gardens to see the annual Orchid Extravaganza Exhibit. Click on the link to visit the website for all of the information you will need to plan your visit.
 
Orchid Extravaganza 
On View January 19–March 24
Connect with nature at its most serene and experience the peaceful beauty of winter—inside and out.
Step outside and into a world of solace and subtlety. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens and reflect amid the stillness. Inside, embrace the exuberance of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, … (18 comments)

pa: Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 01/09/19 01:08 PM
Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
We are having some snow showers in Kentlands this afternoon. It appears that winter weather is arriving in Gaithersburg. I prefer to be thinking about beautiful flowers. This photograph was taken during the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens. I hope it will serve to brighten your afternoon.
 
Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 6742 
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera 
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: The best rice pudding in Chadd's Ford, PA - 12/08/18 12:25 PM
The best rice pudding in Chadd's Ford, PA
 
After our visit to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, we made a late afternoon stop at Hank's Place in Chadd's Ford, PA for a cup of coffee and some of their wonderful rice pudding before heading south to Maryland.
This was one of the favorite local restaurants of artist Andrew Wyeth. Here, he was just know as Andy and always sat at the end of the counter.
 
 
Dahlia, American Dahlia Society Show, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5636
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Grateful for Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 11/06/18 09:46 AM
Grateful for Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
ActiveRain Ambassador Debbie Reynolds has posted a Thanksgiving Challenge for member bloggers. She has asked us to post up to ten blogs before Thanksgiving as we express our gratitude for our personal joys and blessings, big and small. 
I am thankful that Dolores and I are members and frequent visitors at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. It is one of our favorite day trip destinations. Click on the link to view the website and plan your visit.
The photograph in this post was taken at the American Dahlia Society Show at Longwood Gardens, one of the many outstanding … (26 comments)

pa: Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, Chadd's Ford, PA - 11/05/18 01:16 PM
Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, Chadd's Ford, PA
 
ActiveRain Ambassador Debbie Reynolds has issued a Thanksgiving Challenge to blogger members to post up to ten blogs before Thanksgiving expressing our gratitude for things large and small that bring joy or special meaning to our lives. It is a good time to count our blessings.
I am grateful for our membership and for our regular visits to the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art in Chadd's Ford, PA. Click on the link to visit the website and plan your visit.
The next major exhibit that we plan to attend is Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting … (17 comments)

pa: Thistle, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 10/15/18 11:23 AM
Thistle, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
I posted an earlier blog about my photowalks through the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens. That is where I photographed this thistle. I received a large number of comments when I posted this photograph in Facebook groups.
 
Subhash Sharma  "The scientific name for these purple thistle flowers is Cirsium horridulum Michaux, and it is a member of the Asteraceae family, which also includes all of the daisies. Purple thistle can be found along the East Coast, from Canada to Florida, and across the Southern Coast, from Florida to Texas. It can have purple or yellow … (13 comments)

pa: Webb Farmhouse, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 10/14/18 02:17 PM
Webb Farmhouse, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
We are annual members at Longwood Gardens and enjoy every visit. At this time of the year, I like to walk through the Meadow Garden to take a few photographs. This is a view of the Webb Farmhouse. If you are an artist, I hope this image will inspire a painting.
 
Webb Farmhouse, Meadow Garden, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 5463
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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pa: Happy Hour at Kennett Brewing Company, Kennett Square, PA - 10/08/18 01:01 PM
Happy Hour at Kennett Brewing Company, Kennett Square, PA
 
After a long day of walking and taking photographs at Longwood Gardens, Chef Dolores and I made a happy hour stop at Kennett Brewing Company in Kennett Square, PA. Dolores had a glass of the Rye Emma Chisit IPA, 7.5% Alc. by Vol., and I had a glass of the Wee Wobbly Scottish Ale, 6.3% Alc. by Vol. We snacked on the wonderful Homemade Bavarian Style Pretzels with homemade beer cheese. You will definitely want to visit this brewery when you are in the area. Click on the above link to reach the … (24 comments)

pa: Day Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - 10/08/18 12:03 PM
Day Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
 
Chef Dolores and I took a day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to tour the gardens and to photograph the flowers in the American Dahila Society Show. We took over 600 photographs and now I have a lot of editing to do. It is a very good time to visit Longwood Gardens. Click on the link to reach the website and plan your visit.
We did take a break for lunch to enjoy a bowl of mushroom soup and a Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. 6% Alc. by Vol.
 
 
Dahlia, Totally Tangerine, Longwood … (23 comments)

 


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