Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dear Sun, I Am So Glad to See You Again!

I am so happy to report that we finally got nice weather this weekend!  And it wasn't a minute too soon!  This was the rainiest May on record in our area.  We even had snow on Memorial Day!  Where's that Dislike button??

So I'll take you on a stroll through my yard.  Many things are not blooming yet, but some are and after trying to be patient for so long, I had to show some pictures.  I'm sure once things are blooming like crazy, I'll be taking you on another stroll.  :)

These tulips were in bloom a couple of weeks ago.  They were just beautiful. 


These pansies were in full bloom a few weeks ago.  I went out one morning and they were all eaten by the deer.  But, they've come back nicely.  I had to get a picture before the deer figured out that they are available again.

 A friend gave me the burlap bag.  I love it and love the smell of lavendar by the front door.



The columbine seems to be doing ok in a hanging pot.  I know it won't last for long, but right now it's looking good!





The snapdragons, cosmos and candytuft are starting to bloom. 






There's a nest in this birdhouse and the cutest birds making their home in it!



I love lupine!  Here is a  plant that is ready to explode with blooms.  I can't wait! 






I'm pretty happy with the pond area.  We just put it in last year, so the perennials are still fairly new.  The sweet william are about the only thing blooming right now.  Daisies, coneflowers, daylilies, peonies, salvia, and rose of sharon will be flowering soon.




Here's another view of the pond.  The thyme is starting to fill in nicely between the flagstone.  The mesh across the pond is to keep our dog in his shallow area and not where the koi are.  It works.  :)





The people who lived here before us did an excellent job of planting ground covers all around the rocks.  I love the look of it cascading down.






Now it's time to sit and enjoy the good weather! 



Thanks for visiting!

Pam

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35 comments:

  1. What an inviting landscape! I'm glad you're having some nice weather so you can enjoy it!!!

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  2. Just beautiful! I wish I had your green thumb! Enjoy your weekend and thank-you for sharing your beautiful flowers and photos!

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  3. I am glad that it stopped raining! Cute burlap bag, gee, I think I have one, too! ;)
    What is the status on your beautiful peony?

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  4. GORGEOUS Pam!! I'm so glad you guys are finally seeing some sun.Your gardens are stunning and I love your pond, everything looks beautiful! Have a great week, Martina

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  5. You have a gorgeous yard! Enjoy the lovely weather.

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  6. Looks like you have worked very hard on your yard. I can't believe how great your flowers look, for the weather you have had.

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  7. OMG, now I have yard envy!!!! xo

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  8. All that rain sure did make your garden grow. It's beautiful!

    Dee

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  9. Your yard looks beautiful. Must be it liked all that rain:)

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  10. Hi Pam...your gardens are absolutely incredible! I really enjoyed your tour...my favorite is your Columbine. We had a hail storm not too long ago and a good friend of mine lost her entire bed of Columbine. The hail just shredded it. I think she was more upset about that than the fact that they had to replace their roof! Enjoy your week in the garden...hopefully the weather will hold!

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  11. Your yard is just gorgeous! And isn't it amazing how flowers perk us up? Great choices! Coming over from Met Monday, you are my before and I am your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous yard. And the photos are beautiful. I know what you mean about the weather. It has been a beautiful weekend where I live and we have had the wettest May ever. Crazy weather. I am so anxious for summer. I won't complain about how hot it is. Thanks for sharing your loveliness. Karie

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  13. We not only had SUN this weekend, but it was HOT too. I believe we skipped right over spring and went directly to summer.

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  14. Your garden looks so lush and green! Now that the rains has greened everything up, you can relax and enjoy. My favorites are the lupines :D

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  15. Your pansies are gorgeous! I also love your birdhouse.

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  16. OH I just love this time of year! Your flowers are so pretty and I love your porch -- so welcoming! And your back yard looks like a great retreat -- beautiful landscaping!

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  17. Your title made me smile. Glad sun is shining where you're at. Love your garden, it's beautiful. I'm a new follower

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! And I love your pond also. Your while yard looks like magazine pictures. I think so anyway. It's a beautiful yard and I am sure you put in a lot of hard work to get it that way. I also love your ebtry plants. Thanks for allowing us to see such beauty in your photos.

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  19. Really beautiful garden, looks so peaceful there. Love the pond and your flowers.

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  20. Lindaburt.Willowhouse.comJune 6, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Friends it's even prettier in person! Pam you are on terrific gardener!

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  21. The flowers are beautiful! I would love to grab a good book and an old blanket and spend some time in your beautiful garden!

    Please check out my blog at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com...I just shared my tiny garden!

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  22. What a beautiful yard!! I aspire to have mine look like that! Thank you for shareing. I am a new follower. I can't wait to come back and see everything in full bloom! I found you threw the newbie party.

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  23. Your garden is lovely.I am glad you had rain, we are in a drought and in desperate need for rain.

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  24. Your yard is so soothing and relaxing Pam. I can't believe your lupine is ready to explode. Mine is not even close...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  25. Hi Pam..I feel like I have not seen you in forever, and I am sure that is my lack of visits. I am loving all your fresh flowers and Summer looking gardens. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Just gorgeous! Wish I could walk your garden with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love your pansies and your garden.
    I do leave the gardening up to the ones that enjoy it.
    Thanks for sharing your space.
    Michele

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  28. Everything looks just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  29. Reading your bio- my husband is an engineer who does woodworking. This is like finding a sould sister! I will be back!

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  30. I love the edging along side of your garden, so neat and tidy looking.
    Hopefully the lupines I planted this year will make the display yours have - just awesome!

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  31. It all looks gorgeous! I can't believe the deer come right to your door - they must really love those pansies! Glad you got some sunshine.

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  32. Hi Pam, What beautiful landscaping and I love the pond area. Thanks for joining my party and have a great weekend.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  33. You have a really pretty backyard. I can't believe you got snow on Memorial Day!What part of the country are you in??? It is blazing hot here...way too early! Your pansies are beautiful...how long do they last where you are? Ours only last til about mid-May.

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  34. Gorgeous landscaping - everything is so pretty...thanks for sharing over at Cottage Flora Thursday's garden party! xoox, tracie

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  35. After spending 8 hours cutting back hillside overgrowth- I am pea green envious with how you've worked such magic on what looks like a prety level piece of property):-

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