Monday, August 27, 2012

Gazebo Garden Stroll

As the end of August approaches I've been enjoying the late summer blooms.  The weather has been cooler and more pleasant.  I hope you will join me for a quiet summer stroll around the gazebo.


The soft colors of 'Endless Summer'.

 
They can't seem to decide what color they really want to be :-)


Japanese Anemones are stalwarts of the late season garden ...

 
They add a bit of romance, don't you think?

 
 I have been so pleased with my 'Blue Chip' butterfly bush this year.
 
 
David Austin roses are still my favorite.   'Mary' is as fragrant as they come.
 
 
A small patch of purple and pink phlox ...
 
 
Most of them were snacks for the bunnies.
 

Leucanthemum 'Becky' blooming profusely in beautiful white.

 
The clematis I purchased earlier in the summer is now blooming.  This variety is 'Diamantina' by Raymond Evison.
 
 
When the flowers open they create a three-tiered effect.  As the outer petals drop, the flower will change shape resembling a pom-pom.  It is hard to believe the above flower now looks like this.
 
 
Texensis 'Princess Diana' has miniature, tulip like flowers with a deep pink central bar.

 
Clematis 'Jackmanii' is a classic with its blue-violet blooms.
 
 
 Campanula is covered in beautiful bells ...
 
 
The dangling bells look so pretty in the sunlight and swaying in the breeze.
 
 
Two urn planters flank the gazebo door filled with annuals.
 
 
Nemesia 'Opal Innocence' was placed in the center ...
 
 
Surrounded by Superbena 'Lilac Blue' ...
 
 
and gorgeous variegated petunias.
 
 
Thank you for strolling the garden with me today.  Did you see a favorite flower?
 
This week I am joining ...
 
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
NF Inspiring Photography @ NatureFootstep meme
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Home & Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flower Art Friday @ Photos by LeAnne
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby
Today's Flowers on Saturday @ Today's Flowers
 

71 comments:

jeanetteann said...

Oh Donna,your garden is beautiful,I loved it all. I do love the dematis though. It's colour is gorgeous.I've never seen one before. xx

me dLux said...

That is your garden??? I am jeaulous!!! Love it!!!

And the butterfly design of your blog is great!!!

Katrin

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful photos with a romantic touch. :)

Ingmarie We said...

Such a lovely gardne you have and the photos of it and the flowers are just great. Love your gazebo.

Rimkogeren said...

Beautiful, that's summer :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous pictures from your garden Donna and the flowers are doing well.
We have also the japanese Anemone.

greetings karin

Chris said...

Wow! I love your garden! I think the Gazebo is my favorite place! Beautiful flowers, everyone of them!

~ Liz ~ said...

Wow, I would love to be your neighbor and have all of that to enjoy out the window. Such variety. You must be one busy lady tending to such lovelies. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Liz

~ Liz ~ said...

PS: I'm your new follower. Hope you'll stop over for a visit at Quirky Vistas and follow as well if you like.
Liz

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful set of photos ~ Absolutely gorgeous ~ Such a garden! ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful flowers all of them!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures. Our gardens have pretty much had it for the season.

Beautiful colors.

Cynthia

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

Wow so many beautiful flowers! The campanula catches my heart the most! Love that color! I found some blue ones growing all by their lonesome outback by the woods but their flower heads don't hang like these!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my these are just beautiful..so soft and pretty..You had visited my butterfly post..The top photo was a viceroy and the bottom a monarch. I recently released the last monarch butterfly that I raised from an egg. It was a very hot and dry year and not good for the butterflies. If you even want to I host a small meme called 'Nature Notes' for the past 3 years..I get the post up by late Tuesday afternoon...Michelle.. ramblingwoods.com

Terry said...

Donna, your photos are gorgeous, as are your flowers and garden areas. I'm a sucker for a hydrangea. In my yard, by comparison, the blackberry vines are fruiting over the back fence (from behind it into our yard) so at least I had enough to make a batch of jam this weekend. :-)

Hugs,

Terry

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Inspiring Photography Meme this evening, a delightful series with lots of favourite flowers to enjoy.

Karen said...

Your Gazebo is lovely with all the beauty surrounding it. I would love to find excuses for hanging out there all the time! All of your flowers are gorgeous, but I love Hydrangeas the best. Yours are especially sweet. Enjoy these last weeks of summer! xx

stefanie said...

oh!!!! its soooooo beautiful!

Sandy said...

Beautiful garden. I would find it hard to get anything inside finished with such a beautiful space outside.

Geneva said...

Donna, you have such a romantic garden. I love the flowers, the gazebo...well, everything!
I also wanted to let you know that I got your tea packets today, and Buzz and I have already had our first cup of White Rose tea. Thank you so much, it's just as good as I imagined it would be! We're feeling mighty special today ":o)
Thank You Again!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Your flowers are fabulous, your photos beautiful and I am so impressed you remember the names of all the flowers!

Rosemary said...

Donna ;
Lovely !
What more needs to be said.

DeniseinVA said...

A stunning series of photos! So many beautiful blooms to delight the eye. Thanks for sharing them.

Darla said...

Wowzer! Your late summer garden color is beautiful. I adore clematis too!!

Gabby said...

Your gazebo is beautiful. I love those hydrangeas.

Omaha Gardener said...

Wow! Very nice, and very colorful. Thanks for stopping by my site.

Marjie said...

I love your gazebo, but I especially adore all of your flowers. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

Beth said...

Hi Donna, Your gazebo is lovely! I am surprised to see Becky and the clematis blooming this late - how nice. Love your anemones too. You have a very pretty garden, Donna.

Au and Target said...

I'll bet that purple is your favourite colour. Mine too! But I can't garden to save my life. Very jealous of yours!

flowersandhome said...

O Donna, I'm so glad you paid me a visit. Now I could return the visit and wow, you have a beautiful garden. Your choice of plants is amazing in the way that those are all favourites of mine as well and I love the colours you choose. I tried all of those at one time or another in our garden but they didn't all do well here. We have a lot of shadow and clay soil. Not all plants like that, especially the summer bloomers need much more sun. That has led to a garden with a lot of hydrangeas, they appreciate a more shaded place, but we do have to water them almost every day in dry periods because the soil gets so very dry and rocky then. I will have a further stroll around your blog now ;-)
Have a wonderful day,
Marian

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your flowers are so beautiful! your photography really shows them off. Thanks for stopping by my blog--nice to meet another cat lover:)!

Cheryl said...

As always Donna, I love to stroll through your amazing gardens! Your photos are gorgeous!!!

JM said...

Lovely gazebo and fantastic series of flower shots!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous gazebo, Donna. I love the beautiful phlox, and we have similar taste in clematis--I have Princess Diana and Jackmanii, too!

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

Thanks for coming by. I love your photos of your flowers, and love the pin, purple and value palate. I really like your clematis Diamantina. I wonder if I have room for another.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

I just hate it when my iPad makes word corrections for me. I meant to say, I like your pink, purple and blue palate.

Yael

Light and Voices said...

Holy Catfish! This has got to be the prettiest garden I have seen all summer.
Joyce M

Debra said...

I love your gazebo garden. So feminine and fairy tale feeling...:)

mail4rosey said...

I found you at Katherine's Blog hop and I'm glad that I did. This is more than lovely. The vibrant colors just make me forget summer is being ushered out by cooler weather.

Sue said...

You have such gorgeous flowers blooming! I'm such a novice gardener- heck, I admit it- I never grew a thing until we had our backyard landscaped last fall. LOL I did plant some mums in the front last week and they are thriving so far. The back is luscious thanks to an irrigation system. ( I also admit to being forgetful.) Visiting from Kathryn's blog hop. :-) Sue

Eileen said...

Simply gorgeous! I'm visiting from Thursday Favorite Things. Stop by and read about my magic shed if you get a chance. :)

twelve-O-eight said...

Donna, you have a lovely garden, and your blog is so pretty. Following you via FB, Pinterest, GFC, and email. You are very talented!! Thank you for visiting today :)

Hugs, Tanya
http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

SavannahGranny said...

Donna, I am hopping over from Katherine's Corner. You garden around the gazebo is beautiful. It is difficult to decide upon a favorite. However, The Diamantina is breathtaking.

AntiquityTravelers said...

How pretty! your flowers are gorgeous

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have a beautiful range of pink and purple flowers in bloom, each one is lovely.

Stamping for Sanity! said...

Your gardens are beautiful and so full of color. You obviously have planned well to have continuous blooms. You are one talented lady.

Linda Makiej said...

Really wonderful - have a great weekend!!

Liza said...

Your blooms are gorgeous.

Pretty Weeds

Bernie H said...

What a great collection of pinks and purples. Thanks for taking us along on your stroll.

Anna said...

WOW... I love this, Donna
Such a beauty of flowers... amazing!
Have a nice weekend and greeting,
Anna :))

Mariane said...

Amazing series of photos, WOW .. I say!! Splendid!


My contribution to LeAnne's is here:
http://www.starone.dk/b3/flowers-blomster/lonely

Andrea said...

You have so many flowers within the same hue, and they are so fabulous. We don't have this much numbers of that color here, just like the blues. But we have a lot of reds and orange.

Ida said...

Wow! You've got a most beautiful garden (love the Gazebo too) filled with delightful flowers.

Ida said...

Wow! You've got a most beautiful garden (love the Gazebo too) filled with delightful flowers.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna,
Your garden is breathtaking beautiful..I agree with you so much as I love,love, the Japanese Anemones. They are so romantic. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden..Enjoy the day..

bettyl said...

That's a great bunch of flowers you have! The colors are awesome!

Ewa Kelly-Miksa said...

so difficult to choose the favourite ,they all so beautiful, but Texensis 'Princess Diana' is a new flower for me, so maybe this one :)

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful garden!

Out of the Blue

Allie said...

beautiful photos! These flowers really remind me of how great our God is!

Deanna said...

What a beautiful garden you have. God has blessed you with much beauty!!

Rita said...

What a wonderful garden you have shared here. I love the gazebo and would love to be able to build one on my yard.

Katherines Corner said...

Donna, I love your gazebo! Your blooms are still lovely, I'm a bit jealous you have cooler temps. Our flowers a struggling with the incredible heat we have had this summer. thank you for sharing your lovely post on the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

Sussie B said...

I like them all
but my favourite
is "Princess Diana"
Lovely colors and
beautiful photos.

http://pyssligasussie.blogspot.se



Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Your beautiful photos are a real treat for the eye! Thank you so much for stopping by. I just want to tell you that you have a really pretty blog!

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Donna, your garden is breath taking. My favourite plants are the clematis, especially the Jackmanii, the blue is so vibrant and the Princess Diana which looks so delicate. Best Wishes Daphne

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh, Donna - not only do you create beautiful cards, but you were born with a green thumb, too! Your garden is just amaaaazing, girl! Everything looks so green and healthy and happy! Mine....not so much right now. lol! Love that Diamantina clematis. It has the same 3D thing going on as my Josephina clematis. I need to hire you to take care of my garden..... lolol!

xoxo laurie

Jann Olson said...

Donna, what a delight to start my morning. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous! Gardening is my first love (well, after hubby and children) lol! I oohed and ahhed over every single picture. So many of your plants are ones that I love. I just planted a Jackmanii Clematis that I got for $1 on clearance at Lowes. Can't wait to see it bloom next year. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your beauty with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

KER said...

breathtaking garden...and your photo editing is stunning...really bringing out the beauty of the blooms

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your garden has very romantic flowers - beautiful photos. Love them. i appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jann Olson said...

Hi Donna,
Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your beautiful garden on share Your Cup later today.
Hugs,
Jann

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
I just stopped by Jann's blog and saw that she had featured you and your beautiful garden. Oh...My goodness! Your garden is a paradise so full of splendor!
thank you for inviting me to stroll through your lovely blooms.
Blessings,
Carolynn

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