Monday, June 20, 2011

Butterfly Garden

Welcome to the Butterfly Garden ...

Nestled amongst this honeysuckle vine (Lonicera "Mandarin") is a lifelike fairy bird feeder just beckoning her winged friends to dine.  Clusters of 2-3" long tubular flowers are dark reddish-orange on the outside and paler yellow orange inside. 


Doesn't she just look precious ...


This vine is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. It wasn't until I went to photograph it I discovered a Robin's nest high in the vine.


Beautiful blooms ...


I also have planted in this garden purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum "Rubrum").  Gorgeous purple foliage tipped by dramatic purple plumes.  I like to have some formality in my gardens, but within that formality, I like to be casual too.


This is a Trophytaker Daylily "Chesapeake Crablegs" (Hemerocallis).  It has bright red/orange spider form flowers with light orange rays and a faint reddish chevron.


Thank you for touring my garden today.  

29 comments:

Chris said...

Your garden is beautiful, Donna! I love the feeder! I can almost smell the Honeysuckle!

Eric and Karen said...

Donna, you have such beautiful gardens. Our neighbour has honeysuckle and I love to see the hummingbirds it attracts.

Becky said...

Girl, your garden is gorgeous..

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful flowers and garden donna.
love your stone sculpture she is gorgeous.
thanks for your lovely comments.

greetings karin

A Vintage Green said...

The fountain grass is so delicate and graceful. Thanks for the comment on Father's Day.Thanks for sharing.
- Joy

Pam~ said...

Donna, love your plants but have to admit, your precious fairy girl stole the picture! You have such an amazing eye for gardens and art!

~Chris~ said...

What a beautiful Garden. I love the smell of Honeysuckle.. Your Statue is beautiful!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I've never grown honeysuckle but can almost smell the scent of yours from my screen. I like the fairy statue, a nice big one too.
Judith

Carrie Sampsel said...

I always enjoying looking at your flowers. I love that type of Daylily. Beautiful.

Zoey said...

I really like your garden statue. The honeysuckle vine is quite lovely. I don't think we can grow them in Michigan...at least I never have had one. I bet they smell divine.

Rosemary said...

Beatuiful combination ..... love the little girl peeking out from the blossoms.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful honeysuckle vine! Gorgeous!

SavannahGranny said...

Your garden is beautiful. What an awesome honeysuckle vine
Thanks for visiting. I am now following you. I am a new gardner and trying to learn all I can. Ginger :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I love the movement the grass brings to the garden-enjoy:@)

Jean said...

The honeysuckle is gorgeous and a perfect place for a fairy to hide. Jean

Sunray Gardening said...

Lovely gardens. I love the statue there, she really fits.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Bet said...

I've always loved purple fountain grass. I love how it droops and blows in the wind.

debbie said...

lovely garden tour!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your honeysuckle is full of blooms! I'm excited that the daylilies are starting to bloom. That's a pretty one.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Love your fairy and the honeysuckle looks fabulous! I bet it smells awesome! Everything looks beautiful! It will be a little while longer before my lilies are blooming.

deborah said...

Love the honeysuckle! Doesn't it smell fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gigi said...

Beautiful garden Donna! I see where you get some of the inspiration for your cards - you're surrounded by such beauty!

Paige said...

TFS these lovely photos of your beautiful garden!

JO said...

beautiful garden! wish I have a green thumb to grow a garden like that.

Deb said...

Especially love the purple fountain grass. Everything is beautiful there.

La said...

Love the bird feeder as I am sure the birds do.

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

I can hear their little wings flapping and smell the lovely fragrance too!

Thanks for coming to the garden party,
Candy

Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming over from Little Round Table's garden party to peek around! i love daylily's (mine just started opening this week!!!) i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have link up sometime? xoxo, tracie

Polished Moxie said...

I can smell the honeysuckle by just looking at your pictures. I have a similar honeysuckle on my arbor and we had a catbird build its nest on the arbor amongst the honeysuckle branches. Right now my trumpet flower has blooms that the hummingbirds just love. Adore your fairy bird feeder.

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