Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tea in a butterfly garden

 This week we're going to the Smithsonian's butterfly garden in Washington, D.C. (followed by tea, of course!)

This little path off the Mall has an assortment of different flowers, all of which attract butterflies, arranged to show what would grow in different butterfly habitats in the Eastern U.S.

I started by passing oakleaf hydrangeas at the "wood's edge" portion of the garden,

 Moving next past the meadow,

 Before crossing into the urban garden


and around the corner past the wetlands.

(and a quick picture of water lilies for July's flower of the month)
The garden's official website provides a bit more information if you are interests. 

And, to cap off our garden visit, how about we go back to my little container garden for a butterfly tea?

This set by Grace's teaware was a Homegoods find.

Maybe a cup of Enchanted Forest green tea,

and peaches and cream scones?

I'll share the recipe for these scones later this week.

I'm joining these tea parties:

Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea 
Rose Chintz Cottage's Tea Time Tuesday

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous tea time! I adore your pretty china, and your scones look heavenly delicious (and so perfect for a summertime garden tea!)

    The gardens you toured are incredible, I cannot imagine how lovely in real life they must be. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Thank you for taking me along on the garden tour and then, best of all, back to your sweet tea on your pretty deck. Your scones and the flavored tea look delicious and your table is so pretty, Carrie!

  3. The butterfly garden tour was lovely, Carrie. We have one here on the Island too next to the Tea Room we often frequent. Your tea looks so pretty set up out on the deck. Love the bouquet too. Tea and scones are the perfect way to end a tour. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely day.


  4. I love butterfly gardens ..Thanks for the tour...and for the pretty teatime meanderings.What a lovely tea set and perfect way to end a happy day, with the fluttering of butterfly wings, scones and tea.... Enjoy your week....Hugs

  5. I'm all a flutter over your beautiful butterfly tea!


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