Saturday, May 28, 2011

In the Garden

Today was a beautiful day! Not too hot, not to cold a perfect day to work in the garden. I headed out early, just as the birds started chirping (let's just say it was barely light)! It was so peaceful. What a change from my previous week! The garden is really starting to come into bloom!

  

I thought I would play with my camera just a little and took this still life. When my husband and I bought our home this garden book was in the attic. It is dated April,1890 and has beautiful calligraphy handwriting.
I will have to blog about this book later.


Blooming today: Hostas and Meadow Rue


Hosta and Geranium
I can't remember the name of this Geranium.
 If anyone knows....let me know!






 After all my work was done in the garden, I called a friend and we spent the afternoon shopping for more plants!!!!
I was snapping pictures of this clematis as she drove up.



I spotted these concrete mushrooms at one of the nurseries we visited.
LOVE them!





This bird bath is such a pretty shade of Robins egg blue.


After we got back from shopping....with a trunk full of plants.....we spent some time walking through the gardens and this little Robin found a perfect place to nest in Paula's clematis!




Wishing you all a happy memorial weekend!

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21 comments:

  1. You have a lovely garden. Those mushroom statues are so cute!! Hope you're having a lovely Memorial Day weekend :O)

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  2. Hi, I'm your silent reader. Love to see the flowers blooming. It was really fantastic and gorgeous. Especially your Azaleas. Wondering did you have Camelia's in your beautiful garden?

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  3. Arina, Thanks for becoming a follower! Sorry I don't have any camelia's. I have never tried to grow them. Hmmm.....maybe I need to make another trip to the nursery!

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  4. Glad you have good weather..we have storms and floods. Great photo of clematis....I saw a baby robin too!

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  5. Sun finally came out here...thanks for the comment. I have become your newest follower because I just need to see whats in that book! Linda

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  6. AWESOME pics! I love the mushrooms, and the bird bath color is so cool. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  7. I'm so glad I finally got to visit your blog...thanks for visiting mine. I love this post. Your pictures are so clear...the water drops on the plants just glow. I would give just about anything to have hydrangeas that bloom like the ones you photographed! I am going to visit some of the linky parties you joined...there are a couple I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing everything...the photos, the flowers and the linky list! ~Ann

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  8. Beautiful pictures Deborah...I just love those whimsical mushrooms!

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  9. Love the concrete mushrooms, they'd look at home in my garden!

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  10. Oh what beautiful photos!!! Your garden looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at MM. :)

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  11. Lots of time is being spent in gardens. It's a wonderful season! Your photos are just lovely.

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  12. That sounds like a lovely day - all the right ingredients with plants, garden ornaments and a friend to share it all.

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  13. Debbie,
    I never miss admiring your beautiful garden. Not only the flowers but also the natural landscaping looks.fantastic. I'm from Malaysia,so pity we could'nt grow those beautiful flowers due to our hot climate. Anyway, I did plant a few types of Azalea's, Hydrangea,roses,Dahlia,geranium and few others,that was when I lived in one of the highlands in my country. Did you have 'Wisteria' in your garden, I love the purplish clustering of the flowers when it's blooming..Nice to hear from you Debra....

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  14. What a wonderful photo of the bird and nest!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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  15. You have such a lovely garden. Going to nurseries is one of my favourite pleasures. I like your clematis and hydrangeas best.

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  16. Oh wow! Too many goodies here! Love the mushrooms (and I know just where I'd put them). The Robin nest in your friends clematis ... what a treat. Your garden is lovely and I really like shopping for more plants. Well done! Happy Monday. Don't work too hard planting!

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  17. New public follower here from Tootsie Time’s Flower Flaunting Gardens Blog Hop. Nice blog. With such a large family, how do you have the time? I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

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  18. Your garden looks so cool and refreshing!

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  19. that shot of the robin is amazing!
    amy of four corners design

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  20. Your photos are gorgeous. Love that old gardening book! BTW, I forgot to mention that I like the old wooden door with the turquoise trim on it in your header. Great photo.

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  21. That was a nice set of photos. I love the still life! How cool to have a book like that come with your house.

    Your geranium reminds me of anemone. I have a bush clematis like yours. Aren't they fun to grow?

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