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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Backyard Blooms

I last shared the backyard about 5 weeks ago when the rose bushes were in full bloom.     

The rose bushes are putting out lots of buds and will be in full bloom in a couple of weeks,   but for now,    it's some of the other plants turn to be in the spotlight!

Sometimes Coleus will get "leggy" but mine have stayed nice and bushy

The yellow petunia's look like they need a little fertilizer to turn the foliage a darker green.     H is the one with the green thumb,   so I'm sure he has already taken care of  them!

Instead of hanging these baskets,     I thought they would look pretty just sitting in a chair and draping all around it.

5 weeks ago..................................................................................Now

The left one is touching the ground,   but the right one needs to play catch up!

The Boston ferns love it in this shaded corner of the rose garden.

I have plants with different leaf textures and flower colors planted around the roses.

I can't remember what the name of this plant is,     but it looks pretty next to a rose bush.

White petunia's and begonias....................

On the far right of the photo you can see my vintage grocery cart sitting in the herb garden

The mint has really grown since you last saw it.......

5 weeks ago...............................................Now

The flocks have just started to bloom

They smell so good!

The sweet potato plants took a beating when we got all the hail that damaged the greenhouse roof.    They aren't as far along as they would have been,    but look so much better than they did.

You can see the big pink crepe myrtles in our neighbors back yard peeking over the roof of the tea room.     And on the other side is our trumpet vine.

The trumpet vine shades a pathway along side the studio that leads to the Secret Garden.    The secret garden sign is a vintage railroad signal that belonged to my dad. 

  Behind the studio is an area about 15 foot square that we refer to as the secret garden.       It should be called the "vineyard" since the grape vines have pretty much taken over the area. 

  Thanks for stopping by......come back soon!


  1. Hi Penny. I happened upon your blog post about hanging bowls on the wall a little earlier today. Then I saw an enamelware set on Bonanza and I instantly thought of YOU when I saw it...even though I don't know you! :) If I had more pink in my decor, I'd snatch this set right up. I'm not a spammer, and you may have 3 sets just like this already, or maybe you don't have an interest in enamelware, but I thought I'd pass it on just in case.

    I have a wall in my home where I have pottery wall pockets displayed and one fell off and broke, so I was trying to find a way to hang a bowl I have on the wall in it's place (how I found your blog!) and I was also on Bonanza seeing what they had available in wall pockets.

    Anyhow, I love your blog and I will definitely be back to visit!

  2. All of Your flowers and plants are stunning.

  3. Lovely garden, it all looks so very lush. The plant with the white flowers is a white salvia.

  4. Penny - I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual tour of your gardens. I love all the whimsical garden decor! Happy gardening.

  5. Beautiful pics of your gardens Penny. Love summer blooms in the gardens.

  6. I have limited gardening space, but I like to have flowers. I try to use ones that do double duty like marigolds and alyssum that help deter pests. Your garden is lovely. - Margy

  7. Penny,
    Your flowers are lovely!! I guess they enjoy your hot weather there. We have had so much rain this Spring and now we are going to have a Heat Wave with temps. in the 90's, even close to 100 for the next 7-8 days!!!! We have not had heat like this in several years. I do not do well in heat and the humidity that goes along with it. I will have to go out and water all my plants so they do not bake in this heat!!

  8. Great backyard and I am loving the shed.

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I love how everything comes together so nicely. Looks like the perfect little place to retreat and relax.... thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend!


  10. Your garden is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  11. Everything is gorgeous an so charming LOVE!!!!!

  12. Good Morning
    Your garden is absolutely gorgeous. The flowers are stunning. Can I ask you something about the trumpet vine? we have one also but it growns vines every where!!!!! its hard to keep up with it. Does that happen to you also and what do you do just pull them?
    I love your home so much by the way***


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