Monday, 27 June 2011

Our Gardens around the house

We use our back porch a lot in the summer. Morning coffee. Afternoon tea. This side of the house faces the north. So we get the sun late afternoon. At one time the porch was screened in. But over time the screening was missing when we moved in. Mr dh pulled off the remaining screening.Quite the view .
We have a large screened in area on our deck that is we use .  Mr dh felt that we would get more out of the large area vs the small porch. My rockery is filling in as well as the hostas. The veg garden has finally taken. Slow in starting since we have had so much rain.
My  baskets are flourishing as well as the planter box attached to the shed.  My other bed near the front is full of hostas and flox and purple cone flower.   In the front bed to the other side are flowering shrubs as well as lavender and roses.The pink clematis has not opened up yet.
The opposite side of the driveway holds lillies, evening primrose, bee balm, hydrangeas, sweet william, purple clamatis, and Rose of Sharron bush.   Some roses that I transplanted have yet to flower. Maybe next year.
My dh hung my planter on the garage  that holds pink  wave petunias. It shows off so well against the gray stone.
We added some flowers in pots to the river rock out front on our new walkway that would take full sun. Pink petunias and pink verbena.
One single pink Lupin  along with some Shasta daisy and Evening primrose in an old silver tea pot sits on my white weathered hutch.
Now to finish the other side of the front of the house. We need to roto till the garden and start fresh.
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  1. Is that Fergus enjoying the garden? He is so cute! Nice post! We have had tons of rain, too. We were under a thunderstorm warning and flash flood warning to day!

  2. Beautiful! Wish I could get plants to grow like this in my yard!

  3. So very pretty! Love your hostas...mine always get ate by the deer, I've been trying to grow them for over three years! I'll have to try a primrose next year!


  4. Just lovely, cute blog.
    Thanks for your comment on my tables.
    I'll check and see if Caromal Colours ships to Canada.

  5. beautiful I love it all...the river rock is great contrast too

  6. Your gardens are beautiful! I have been slowly working on my beds, but it sure takes time to get lovely gardens. Your hostas are just gorgeous. :)

  7. Garden is full of greenery and because of it, it looks very beautiful. I have same garden and planted so many flowers, planted so many rose flowers.
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  8. What a gorgeous well manicured yard you have! I am envious. Your plants look so healthy and green. You must be a fantastic gardener!

  9. Your garden is so pretty! This would be a perfect share for Fresh-Cut Friday!


  10. Lovely, lovely. I always love seeing hostas growing so beautifully since they don't do well this far south. Yours look great!

  11. Your gardens look so pretty. My are wilting in this heat! Probably time to water twice a day.

  12. Lovely garden. I love summer time and all the pretty flowers to behold. Wish the season would last longer. See you have some vintage autos! we have a 1934 ford three window hot much fun.
    Happy Fourth!

  13. You have some happy hosta's! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracie

  14. I love your gardens! I've been wanting to plant hostas for awhile. Seeing yours reminds me that I must get one soon to put in my garden. They make such pretty fillers in a garden. I'm your new follower and would love for you to follow me, too. Have a wonderful week!

  15. I love porches, Linda! Being a Southern girl, sittin' on the porch is part of my heritage. ;)

    Your gardens are quite lovely, and the pink petunia adds a wonderful spark of color to the gray wall.

    Just joined you as a follower here, as well. Hope to see you at the party this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  16. Love the trailing petunias and pink watering can.

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