Monday, April 11, 2011

Garden Bouquets

Hello everyone,

      I hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a new week! I have some bouquets from our garden that I would like to share with you today.
  This is our veranda on the south of our house and we enjoy spending a lot of time here all summer.


This is a tote full of Limelight hydrangeas.


An old watering can with a casual bouquet of matricari and lady's mantle.

We have over one hundred peony plants in our garden of various color and shapes and sizes.Here on the Island they bloom from early to mid June until mid July. I like to have early,mid season and late varieties to stretch out the season.

More peoniies



Rose bouquet

maybe you can tell I love peonies.




I am not sure which i love the most the old pitcher or the bouquet.

We also have over 40 lilac bushes in our garden although some of them are still small many are mature. and again we have early and later blooming varieties, Of course we also have several different colors.

I love this color green in the garden.
A midsummer bouquet.
I love to pick a bouquet of roses from the garden.


Roses

Lillies are so beautiful and these orientals are very fragrant.
Beautiful peonies.

I am taking a blogging break for about a week but I have preposted a few posts for you over the week if you would still like to visit. 

Thank you for visiting me ,

Carolyn
/

46 comments:

chateau de fleurs said...

Every photo is Simply gorgeous and very inspiring! XO Christie

Susan said...

You are a master at floral bouquets,Carolyn. Are you traveling this week or just taking an at home vacation? In any event, we'll miss you but will definitely check out posts you've lined up. Have FUN, whatever you are doing. Susan

Diane said...

All your arrangements are breathtaking! I too love peonies. Enjoy your week. Diane

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carolyn, I am in love with your porch! Simply beautiful. The photos of your flowers are fabulous too. I wish I had your green thumb.
Hugs,
Sherry

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Carolyn! I wish I could come over and just walk through your garden when everything is blooming! It would be like heaven. Enjoy your blog break.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I'm in heaven! You have the prettiest garden around. I wish we could grow peonies. How nice that you have them all summer long. I want to get back to Prince Edward Island. I think it is a gorgeous spot. ~ Sarah

Victorian1885 said...

Love your Peonies and can only imagine how beautiful the garden looks when they are all in bloom. Have a great week off.

Wanda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Peonies...how I lust after peonies and alas I can't grow them here. These are the most beautiful pictures. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Love all the arrangements of your flowers. It will be delicious to work through the garden surrounded by this balmy and enchanting air!!
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

It's me said...

Wowwwwww...what a beautiful post Carolyn !! like those colors !!...have a nice day ......love love Ria....xxx......

Suzann said...

Your photographs bring me such peace. Makes my heart smile, even when I feel as though there is nothing to smile about. I adore Peonies.

Enjoy your break.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

PURE BEAUTY!
Thank you Carolyn.
Fra

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh I am drooling
over you pictures !!
Your flowers are gorgeous
gorgeous!!!

xoxo
Lori

Caroline said...

:)!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Have a wonderful holiday. The flower bouquets are stunning. Take care.

g.suzie said...

Bouquet heaven. . .I could smell the lilacs and all your pictures
are stunning!

Linda said...

Carolyn your gardens are just amazing. Love all the bouquets.
Have a great week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your flowers are exquisite! Enjoy your blogging break and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lynn said...

Oh Carolyn, I am so inspired to get my gardens going. Nothing much planted here at my new house but I'm determined to change all that. I had several peony plants at my old house and I adore them too. And your lilacs are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing a bit of God's wonderful handiwork today. Have a lovely week.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

La tua casa ha un fascino particolarissimo, in tutte le stagioni...

Un bacio!

Maddy

Kim said...

These are gorgeous as usual. Thank you for such lovely flowers on a grey Monday morning.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's always wonderful to see your flowers! Enjoy the break!

Marica said...

Hi Carolyn,
I look at your blog and I feel very fascinating, It so marvellous.
In my little home I try to do the same. I admir you and I hope you can give a look at my blog: Le Marichicche.
An hug.

Marica

giovanna said...

it's all so beautiful....I love your tea cups!!!!!
kiss
giovanna

One Shabby Old House said...

You have so many pretty flowers to play with and each arrangement is as pretty as the next.
Enjoy your little break.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

WHAT SWEET BLISS IT IS TO VISIT HERE WITH YOU!
I am in awe of all of your beautiful photos....everything is uber pretty.....florals are a delight!

thanks so much for sharing...and have a nice time off...see ya when you get back!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

sheri said...

I have just discovered your enchanting blog where every photo is a work of art and every post makes me feel as if I've just stopped in for a nice, relaxing visit and a cup of tea. Thanks for sharing your beautiful world.

Alicja said...

So schön fotos.wunderbar :)

Helena Rentmeester said...

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely arrangements with us. As usual, your photos brightened my day.

Raffaella said...

These corners in your garden and in your home are a dream.. I don't know where looking...

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Beautiful pictures from your garden! Have a lovely vacation!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Pamela Gordon said...

Simply gorgeous! I love them all. Enjoy your little break ;-) Blessings, Pamela

Sheila said...

Your peonies must love the salt air! you have such talent to arrange and photograph them so beautifully!

Cindy said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your photos and your bouquets are FABULOUS! Every time I come to your blog I am overwhelmed with the beauty of your decor, garden, grand children, table settings, dishes, bouquets, just everything! You have the midas touch, everything that you touch becomes beautiful beyond description.
Hugs, Cindy

Bernideen said...

Hope your break is wonderful and as always - everything here is lovely!

Maggie Ann said...

Your flowers and rooms are breathtakingly beautiful! How I enjoyed seeing everything. Over 100 peonies, wow!

Hélène Glehen : The Painted Rose Studio said...

I agree with Christie. All these bouquets are gorgeous in every way and very inspiring.

Sue said...

Hi Carolyn,
Beautiful pictures, as always. Love, love the peonies! The smell always brings me back to my grandma's. Her tiny back yard was full of peonies.
Have a great time ~ I hope you have good weather. {I think I know where you are heading and a good time is practically guaranteed.
Sue

AshTreeCottage said...

Sheer bliss!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Beverly said...

Carolyn, you have created beautiful bloom bliss, and I am loving it all.

Enjoy your time.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HELLO DEAR CAROLYN ,THANK YOU FOR THIS POST,IT LIFT UP MY SPIRIT,I HAVE NEVER SEE LIMELIGHT HYDRENGEAS OR MATRICARI LADYS MANTLE,SO BEAUTIFULI ALOSO LOVE LILACSTHERE IS A BOOK UNDER THE LILAC BUSH THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL BY JEAN AUSTIN,AND YES DER LADY I CAN TELL YOU LOVE PEONIES,LOVE THEM TO,IS TO TO MUCH HEAT HERE IN THE VALLEY.THIS MY EDEN ROSES UR UNDER THE SHADE THEY ONLY GET SOME MORNING SUN.ANTIQUE ROSES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL..THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR POSTING BEAUTIFUL EVERY THING FOR US ,I LOVE TEA PARTYS TOO.NOW DAYS ONLY OLDER LADYS LOVE TEA PARTYS ,ONCE WE HAVE ONE AT CHURCH AND IT WAS FANTASTIC ,IT WAS ONLY FOR LADY'S...HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BLESSED DAYSANDRA

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Wonderful! Looking at your photos make me long for summer even more. Your garden is so pretty.

Love your blue and white guest room.

Have a nice week,
Sanna

The Martys said...

Oh my goodness..... your peonies and lilacs are gorgeous. They are my two favorite flowers. I am patiently waiting for their arrival (which won't be till late May early June here in MN). Your gardens and flowers are amazing. Would love to visit the island sometime.

Amy

sweetbay said...

Oh so lovely, all of them!

Mo said...

Your pictures are always spectacular! Thank you for sharing!

Home and Garden said...

Your website inspires me and thank you for the music!