Friday, June 14, 2013

~ A Small Tour Around The Gardens ~

Each morning as weather permits you'll find me coffee cup in hand taking a stroll around the yard. The last couple of mornings have been beautiful. The birds are singing their little tunes all is right with the world. I think they enjoy these cool mornings as much as I do. Everything is so pretty this time
time of year, the summer heat hasn't set in to knock the socks off everything. Come along I'll share a bit of the  gardens.
I can't seem to get enough of the Knock-Out Rose bush, I think this is the prettiest it's ever been. It loves the cooler temperatures with all the rain we've had it has just flourished. It's such a beautiful sight when you drive down the lane and turn into the shop parking area.
Looking back towards the back door the arbor is filling in nicely with the Clematis slowly heading towards the arch. You might recall I cut it down to the ground last fall, I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the way it's growing or if it's all of Mother Nature's rain.
Looking back down towards the shop parking area is another arbor, this one has the New Dawn climbing rose bush. I've shared many pictures via FACEBOOK of the beautiful rose blooms, I can't get enough of their beauty.

Back towards the house once again at the base of the Clematis lies a chippy angel. I love the patina she's taken on the last few years.
Peeking through the Crepe Myrtle bushes you'll find another Jack-a-mania Clematis bush, this is the first time in years it's had this many blooms. Please over look the fact I need to take the top of the lamp post, clean, sand and repaint.

Along the north side of the house I replaced mulch and did some much needed clean up, what a difference a few hours work can make. The Astilbe is in full bloom, along side the worn, metal angel.

The Hosta's are filling in nicely.

Do you remember me telling you about the birdbath I re-purposed as a planter? If you missed that post you can check it out HERE.  It's just shy of a month and it's filling in nicely, this is one of those wee projects I wish I had done a whole lot sooner. I can't tell you  how it makes me smile each time I look out the window or set on the patio having a refreshing cool drink in the evening.

I know you've heard me say many times I love bunnies. It's always nice to look out and see one visit. Sorry for the grainy picture, this little guy wouldn't stop moving, or was it the person holding the camera? lol
Can you say cute?
I'm back inside to hopefully put a finish on an inside project I'll be sharing with you very soon. Stay tuned for Monday's post on that change.
Fondly ~Lynne ~
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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your garden is wonderful. Everything is so lush and beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a lovely garden. Love the hastas!

Bonnie said...

I love all the colors of clematis. Your New Dawn rose is so pretty. It reminded me I saw a piece of New Dawn sticking out of my confederate jasmin arbor. It was planted next to the arbor years ago. I though I had dug it all up but alas it is still alive! Not blooming but alive.

Your bird bath is very attractive and great looking hostas.

I can see the love and care your garden enjoys. Beautiful.

Dolores said...

Oh.... Lynne..... I'm so in love with your beautiful garden areas!!!
Here in Texas were experiencing the beauty of spring flowers with some glorious rain.....
God is good1

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Love your garden, they are a lot of work but so worth it! Your roses and clematis are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing it...

Have a great weekend!