Sunday, March 7, 2010

Restful Beauty!

Sunday is my day of rest but on this beautiful sunny day I am enjoying looking through some of my garden photos from last year and thought you might enjoy seeing some of my flowering shrubs.Lilacs above.

Deutizia

Korean lilac standard

Opps! more Deutizia and I have forgotten the variety but I think they are all beautiful

we have over 40 lilac bushes in our garden-many are still young but each year they will become more beautiful

White spirea I think it is Thor and Wine and Roses Wergelia

I love mock oranges and have many different varieties-they are so fragrant!

crabapples are also beautiful

I love the many different varieties of hydrangeas also- they are easy care and long blooming and oh so beautiful.

Annebelle hydrangea blooms are so reliable in our zone 5b garden

In the Fall the Euonymus alatus or burning bush adds beauty to the garden.

The Limelight hydrangea is one of my favorites.

I hope you enjoyed coming along on my restful tour!

Carolyn

32 comments:

Aszka9 said...

Wonderful !!!!

Treasia Stepp said...

Just beautiful. I would love to sit in your garden and enjoy a cup of sweet tea while reading a good book. I know the scents would be intoxicating. I adore lilacs and used them in my wedding a few years ago. What a gorgeous garden you have.

Tracy said...

Your garden is gorgeous and picture perfect!

Granna said...

Beautiful pictures but you've given me a bad case of spring fever!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful beautiful, beautiful!!!Do you open your garden for public viewing? We have something here called the National Garden open scheme:- http://www.ngs.org.uk/
Not that I could come, rather a long way for a day trip!!

Please just keep posting the photographs, I love them, Jackie in UK.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I only wish that the Lilacs would do well here. Unfortunately it's too hot in our zone 7. We do however get to enjoy the crepe myrtles. No sweet scents though.

Barb said...

What beautiful and relaxing photos, thanks so much for sharing this beauty with others. Ü

Hélène Flont said...

C'est Merveilleux Carolyn!!! I can't wait for a so charming springtime!

Zuzu said...

Thank you, Carolyn, I LOVED coming along with you today. Your garden is gorgeous!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your shrubs and blooms are simply breath-taking; colours are dreamy! You live in a real haven and the scent must be intoxicating! Thank you for sharing your exquisite photos.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

Just beautiful. Wish the scent could be captured as well. Hydrangeas are one of my most favorites! Thank you for sharing. Hope your Sunday was full of peace.

Jenny said...

These photos are spectacularly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. One day I hope my garden will be one tenth as beautiful as yours!

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! No one has a more lovely garden than you. I just get lost in it!
Your flowers are so pretty.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olivia and Me said...

I so love all ther different types of ferns. I'm looking into different ferns for my zone here and one is the Autumn fern, that dusty fire with deep greens.

Thanks for bringing spring early to me.

Hugs my dear.

with love,
Olivia

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

This must be the most beautiful garden I have ever seen. When I close my eyes and invision my dream garden, this is it.
Patricia

June said...

Just what I needed tonight Carolyn...a walk through your beautiful gardens. Always takes my breath away!!!
Your limelights are gorgeous!
hugs

Heather said...

You have such a beautiful garden! I am sure your anxious for spring!

Love, Heather

Georgianna said...

Good heavens!! Your garden is amazing, Carolyn!! Yes, I certainly did enjoy this tour. Thank you so much!

Fluitenkruid said...

I enjoyed every inch of the tour and can smell the flowers. Thank you!

monikaki said...

Thanks for your photos and your garden..you made my dreams come true..in yr place! I am happy to share this emotion with you. Thanks a lot, bravissima, Monica

Atelier de Charo said...

Fantástico!!!

Hugs
Charo

GWENDOLYN said...

Your garden looks like a piece of heaven on earth... so many beautiful lilacs... so many colors... GORGEOUS!! I can almost smell them. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings!
Gwen

Catherine said...

your garden is fantastic!

Maison Charmante said...

Oh! Beautiful flowers (white hydrangeas are my love!) and beautiful pictures...
Good evening!
Michela

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh Carolyn,
you made my day with these pics from your garden! It is simply fantastic! I wish I could spend some days over there taking TONS of pictures, arranging flowers and enjoying some tea alfresco in your gorgeous china too ;)) My favorite activities...
Have a glorious day!
Monica x.

Cottage Rose said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! your garden is just beautiful.. all those beautiful flowers and plants. your garden art... I am so jealous right now,,,, hahaha thank you for giving us such a lovely treat,,, bet you can't wait till is is all in bloom again.... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Nancy said...

Oh, what a stunning, stunning garden. I want to sit and take it all in. It's just beautiful! Boy, does it make me want to get out in the yard...come on Spring! Thank you for sharing your photos!

Jess said...

Truly beautiful and inspirational to a gardener trying to make something of a totally empty garden.

Kom Achterom said...

a dreamgarden!!!!
beautiful pictures
greatings Yolanda

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I could get lost in your luscious garden Carolyn.... it's so beautiful.

Enjoy your Day*

sweet bay said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I love the border with the hydrangeas and lilacs -- and you have so many lilacs!

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,
I enjoyed my 'restful' tour so much! Thank you for sharing photos from your beautiful garden!

Love, Paula