Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's Blooming ...

Happy Saturday!

I had such a busy week and put in so many extra hours.  I'm looking forward to just enjoying the weekend and relaxing.

So I haven't done a garden tour with you in months (shame on me)!  How about we hit rewind and I show you some things that have been blooming from late spring until now.  All of these photos were taken with my iPhone so let's hope they look alright.

In the spring, when I went to pick up my annuals, I saw this cute purse planter covered in moss.  I filled it with pretty Lobelia.  I love the bright color!

The Irises were abundant; however, they got off to a late start.

A lovely variety called 'Momogasumi'.

Lily-of-the-Valley has been spreading in the front garden.  I'm always sad to see the flowers fade.

Ferns and hostas have been doing well despite the dry spring we had.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost' bloomed heavily with its dainty, forget-me-not type blossoms.

A 'Freya' Bellflower stands out in front of Gypsophilia.  The star shaped clusters are so attractive and will bloom for about 4 weeks. 

This is the garden that runs along the back of our home, which has a garden pond.  The garden is now in full bloom.

The white water lilies were very pretty and the Koi is getting big!

Pink peonies could be seen from several gardens.  'Sarah Bernhardt' resembling old-fashioned roses.

A Japanese variety called 'Bowl of Beauty'.

The lilac tree with its white blossoms and arched branches put on a show.  It really has grown over the past two years.

I think it's time to radically cut back this honeysuckle vine.  I can't believe it didn't pull down the trellis!

Allium was huge and is multiplying.

One of my favorite clematis vines.

Yarrow by the walkway was a little shorter than usual.

This is a new variety of Monarda called 'Grape Gumball'.  It is great for the middle of the garden and has upright clumps.

Malva was so pretty this year.  In the past, it has been eaten by deer before it could bloom.

'Becky' Daisies and Lamb's Ear "Hummelo'.

The urns flanking the gazebo were filled with petunias and verbena.  I also did a similar design for the patio.

Dwarf 'Flame Purple' Phlox is bright and colorful.

Butterflies seem to always enjoy the Echinaceas.

Russian Sage with its fine stalks swaying in the wind.

Nemesia was planted this year in front of the fountain.  This variety is 'Dazzle-Me Lilac'.  I just love their fragrance!

Lastly, here is a photo of me in my new t-shirt :-)

It's hard to believe August is upon us.  The autumn perennials are starting to bloom ... Sedum, Black-eyed Susans and Goldenrod.  Fighting off the deer has been quite a challenge.

Thank you for taking a stroll with me.  I'm glad we've had this time together to view the gardens.  I'll see you soon!


Bernideen said...

A glorious garden and lovely flowers!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what gorgeous flowers and garden again Donna, beautiful photo's.
Gr Karin

Betty said...

Your flowers look so pretty. My clemetis did not do too well. I think the heat and me not being able to take care of it was a problem. I am trying to nurse it back to health.

Sylvia said...

Love the garden tour,your flowers are all so pretty!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh my, you have so many beautiful flowers! I enjoyed your garden tour so much! Thank you for sharing!

RitaR said...

Donna .... thank you!! What a treat to "walk through" your garden with you. It's all so lovely! I could even catch the fragrance of some of the plants as I gazed at the photos. I'll be back again and again to enjoy these gorgeous photos!

Jeanne H said...

Thanks so much for posting these garden pictures! What lovely flowers. It must be a joy to be outside at your house!

Merlesworld said...

Lots of beautiful flowers at your part of the world.
The lilly of the valley are so pretty.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Great photos of your beautiful garden, thank you for sharing it with us. LOVE your T shirt :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Thank you Donna- that was a great tour! Looks like you've had a great year too. Love that pretty clematis and the peonies. That honeysuckle is a very happy vine! My iPhone is always with me and I take most of my pictures with it anymore. They do a pretty good job don't they! Love the shot of the Lily of the Valley- they are such a sweet flower. The last picture is the best with you and your T-shirt!

Connie B. said...

Love your gardens; especially the bunny in the bushes. I love papercrafting, but my other passion is gardening. Your clematis vine did much better than mine this year. We are in a drought right now so gardens are having a tough time.Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

Chris said...

Oh, Wow! Your pictures are breathtaking! The Clematis is so beautiful! They are my favorite!

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