Eyes for Irish gardens

1) Powerscourt
2) Dillon's of Dublin
3) Butterstream
4) Japanese Garden at the National Stud
5) Connemara
6 & 7) Cliffs of Mohar & The Burren
8) Ring of Kerry Roadsides
9) Ilnacullin
10) Larchwood B&B

It wasn't just the cultivated gardens that captivated us, but the roadside and field flowers as well.

Below, left: It's truly moist and 20 kinds of spring green. Seeps along the road supported ferns, fuchsias, primulas and more.
Below, right: Staking monkshood with twiggy sticks from shrub pruning time.

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Below, left: Peat is still widely used as fuel to heat homes. We saw how to cut peat and decided we'd stick to gardening.

Below, right: Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, northwest of Galway on Ireland's west coast.

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