Friday, August 6, 2010

Garden Close Ups

Hello everyone,

Since I took you on a tour of the garden yesterday, I wanted to share some close up shots today of some of the plants blooming in the garden now.

Well, first I wanted to share my garden bouquet in the watering can that I painted pistachio green.

Our holly hocks are blooming now.

These orginated from seed my Dad gave me a long time ago. They keep reseeding and popping up nearby.

I guess the bees like them too!

The phlox is putting on a good show- I have many different varieties in many different colors.

I love some of the new coneflowers and would like to add more to the hillside garden.

I love the Limelight hydrangea that is starting to bloom now and will continue for weeks.

Another coneflower that I bought last year.

There is also lots of astillbe in bloom is different colors.

The ville de lyon clematis looks pretty growing over the birdhouse.

Clematis 'Abundance' lives up to it's name and blooms abundantly.

Clematis Jackmani superba

Beebalm is loved by the bees and the hummingbirds as well as the gardener!

More phlox

Another Jackmani superba

I love the bicolor monkshood with the clematis behind it.

there are hundreds of daylilies in bloom now.

The Mary Rose is still putting on a show.

Well, these are a few closeups of what is in bloom now . I have a few ladies coming to see the garden in the morning so I better get to bed so I can get up early and do some deadheading before they come!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend,

Carolyn

33 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

WOW... just wow ♥

Victorian1885 said...

HPS Carolyn! The blooms are so pretty..your close-ups shots are fantastic! Enjoy your visitors tomorrow!

Wanda

awal.ny said...

I just love, love, your garden. I have something to aspire to. Thank you for sharing it with us.

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning photography Carolyn. You have a very colorful garden. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the Mary Rose. How wonderful to have the hollyhocks that remind you of your Dad. I hope your tour goes well in the morning...Diana

My Grama's Soul said...

Your gardens take my breath away....IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE!!

XO

JO

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Carolyn :) So many beautiful flowers to see; love them all! I am sure the ladies will love all your lovely and colorful flowers in your beautiful garden :)

Have a wonderful weekend, warmest hugs, Brenda

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That was a lovely, almost heavenly Garden Close UP... Prince Edwards Island is enabling you such stunning flowers in full beauty! Loved the Limelight hydrangea; first time I see that one! Where did you obtain that one?
No doubt that people are coming out to tour this paradise of yours!
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend and take in all the floral beauty...

Greetings from Georgia

MariettesBacktoBasics

Sharon said...

Carolyn thank you for the beautiful show of your extraordinary garden. It is beyond words.

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, mi piace tantissimo la tua capacità di creare composizioni armoniche!

Buon weekend ♥

♥ Maddy

It's me said...

I like these......so beautiful done !! great pictures.......wishing you a happy gardening weekend......love Ria...

Hélène Glehen said...

Thank you again to share these 5 stars pics !

Carol said...

Simply stunning! And your photography is absolutely beautiful! I really, really love your house and gardens! Thank you for sharing!

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Ohhhhh wonderful pictures and soooo nicly flowers.. Hugs Susi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
The macro shots of your flowers are excellent.
Every time I look at what you have blooming I compare it to here and it seems like you are about 3 weeks behind us.
I bought H. 'Limelight' this year after wanting if for awhile and just love it.
Enjoy your garden visit.
Judith

Carolyn said...

Hi Mariette,
The Limelight hydrangea is availabe at all the garden centres here. I just saw some nice ones on clearance for $12. They grow fast ans are so easy to grow here.

Thank you all for your kind words.

Enjoy your weekend,

Carolyn

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love your garden Caroyln, it is spectacular. You must spend a lot of time taking care of it. I am trying to establish a new rose garden right now and I am inspired by your pics. You have so many established beautiful flowering plants.

Kelsie and David Country Home... said...

I so enjoyed both the tour and the close ups...This is how I one day hope my garden will look...For the moment it is still a big patch of white builders sand and uncleared woods...But your amazing photos has inspired me to start planning garden bed locations and what to start planting come the cooler weather.

Have a wonderful visit today.
Kelsie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful, beautiful!~Hugs, Patti

A Hopeful Heart said...

What an exquisite garden you have...truly magazine worthy. Your photography is fabulous.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us.

Blessings,
Patti

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

The flowers in your garden are so lovely. I really enjoyed looking at all of them!!! You really know your flower names. Maybe if I take a photo of something that I have no idea what it is...you can tell me :) :) :) I hope you get lots of nice visitors to your garden this weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! Love the Clematis Abundance and the Phlox! You have such a gorgeous garden and wouldn't your Dad have loved seeing his hollyhocks still putting on a show after all these years? Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend. Gorgeous, isn't it?

Blessings,
Sandi

Pamela said...

Hi Carolyn!

The green you painted your watering can is just beautiful. Green is one of my favourite colours and especially for outdoor furniture.
I have never seen a Mary Rose before. What a gorgerous rose. I love pink roses.
I enjoyed all your photos
Pamela xo

Miss Jean said...

Your garden is just magical. It's beautiful. You are further north than we are, which is why your flowers are later blooming than mine. I think I'll add something to my bucket list - a real live visit to your garden. That would be just amazing!

Abby's Garden said...

So beautiful, serene, and dreamy:)

maría cecilia said...

Your garden is sooooo beautiful at any time of the year... loving your clematis, such beauties!!!! and always hollyhocks!!!!
cariños,
maria cecilia

puddinglane said...

I love the pistachio green watering can - it's such a great container for those pretty flowers- What a pretty colour combination is limegreen- pink and lavender. and your David Austin rose is just perfect!

tyziana said...

hat explosion of colors!
Your garden gives valuable images of flowers and colorful, almost feel the smell here.
Excellent choices, Alcee usually are bright colors, your are truly delicious and delicate.
The clematis I love them, I could fill the whole garden, but I have some suffer the summer heat.
I love echinacea and your choices are interesting, although my favorite is the White Swan.
Thank you for your generous garden tours, as always very interesting and inspiring!

Regina said...

dear carolyn,
however beautiful photos!!!!
i love hollyhocks too,but i have this
year not luck with this plant,the snails have all the plant eaten,I think that was a delicious meal for the snails.the blue colour of your clematis is fantastic.hydrangea limelight stay on my wishlist.thanks
for sharing with us.
have a nice sunday,
regina

Henrietta said...

What a gorgeous garden you have,wonderful hollyhocks.
Greetings from Finland

Bella said...

Hello Caroly, Your garden is putting on an incredible show! I love the Monkshood, and lack any of my own! We feel a little fall like too, funny because it has so briefly felt like summer, The strangest year I have ever seen!
Bella

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! You truly do have some of the prettiest flowers and plants I've ever seen! Your garden is like Heaven! :) Hope you're having fun with your visitors!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Georgianna said...

Your clematis are amazing! I hope mine are that abundant one day. Thank you for the wonderful tour.