Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden Tour and a Tea

Hello everyone,
    It is the end of May already and now we are coming into June my favorite month of the year! Although I love all the seasons everything is so fresh,lush and green in June and you still have all the days of summer ahead to look forward to. 

We have had some visitors to the garden already and although it is still early in our garden season there is still much to enjoy.


I hope you didn't notice the daffys need to be deadheaded here.

These photos were taken last week and already the garden has changed. Soon the early peonies and the lilacs will be blooming.

Since it is sunny but windy today- come inside for a cup of tea. Sit here by the window to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. You can watch the hummingbirds flutter from flower to flower outside the window while these little hummers steal a sip of your tea..





The broader picture in evening light.


Enjoy a peek through some Victoria magazines and have a little relaxation while you are here. I look forward to each new Victoria magazine and I hope it will soon become a monthly issue.

Today I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage as well as Kathy at A Delightsome Life for their lovely Tuesday parties and also a new tea party at Trisha's Sweetology .

I hope you enjoyed the tea and tour!

Take care,
Carolyn

33 comments:

Rosetta said...

Forse sono arrivata in paradiso?Rosetta

CIELO said...

Pretty pretty! And I love love your hummingbird tray! Have a lovely day in the garden dear Carolyn...

Cielo

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, your garden's tour is always a dream!
Thank you so much for share!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Chema said...

Hello,
Your garden is wonderful.I wanted to let you know that I like it. And the photos are beautiful.
Greetings from Spain.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this is so dreamy...I love the birdie stand. I also just love the garden statue reminds me of being in Rome...I invite you to link this beauty up to my Tea Party Tuesday Link up today. http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/05/tea-party-tuesday-first-offical-link-up.html

Carol said...

Carolyn, Your enchanting guest cottage is the perfect escape! Charming and cozy. The spent daffs gives a more relaxed feeling to your world. In time . . . Lovely photos of your precious world. Have a wonderful June in your garden! Carol

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a glorious garden you have! I was thinking of you yesterday when I was out tending to my 12 rose bushes, wondering how you take care of so many. I have something attacking them and it just drives you mad to think you could lose the blossoms you have waited on all winter!

June said...

There is nothing I love to do more than come here and go through your gardens with you Carolyn. I am always in awe of the beauty of them. I know I say it all the time, but it is from the bottom of my heart. You have made a Heaven here, and we are all very lucky to get a chance to see it!
hugs from here...

essemia said...

Oh yes, I really enjoyed the tour in your lovely garden. Wish it was for real though, lol.

I still haven't found that magazine here. It's a pity cause it shows that it's very lovely to lay an hour or two on.

Hope you have a nice day. Here we're expecting some rain later this evening and it'll be welcome. It's very dry in the garden and some flowers nicks already.

Love Elzie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the shots of your charming little cottage. It really should be in a magazine! Love your gardens and the little birdie tray. Thanks for sharing with Tea Time and enjoy this sunny day we're having. I think they're calling for rain tomorrow.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karan said...

the garden is beautiful. And the hummingbird tray is adorable. Love hummingbirds. They are my favorite birds and I look forward to their return each summer.

A few years ago I actually had one that got so used to me he would sit on my finger while I held a feeder. It was so thrilling.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! This is our second sunny, hot day here and I'm loving it even though my kitchen is being torn apart and I have to be mostly inside. Your garden is looking wonderful. Pamela

poppilinnstudios said...

So beautiful! I just love stopping by for a peek.

Ticking and Toile said...

stunning....

Bente said...

Hello Carolyn. Fantastic photos, as usually. Have you got your sample of the book? Shall I make some photos from it and show in my blog?

Hugs from here

suzeeez said...

Wow, I love your gardens and really love your special little spot you made by the window to have tea. Your home is so beautiful .

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am anxious to see your garden evolve over the season!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, June is also my favourite month, my birthday is in June. Your garden looks fabulous. Tea by the windows overlooking the garden would be heavenly, thank you. Take care my friend, hugs Jen.

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn,
All your hard work has paid off and your gardens look amazing!! I am going to second what Sandi said... you really belong in magazines, lots of magazines!! You have created an amazing haven:-))
Hugs,
Bella

Raffaella said...

Colourful garden and romantic corner!

Sonia said...

Your garden looks so very lovely this time of year...love the spring blooms and the garden cottage!

Miss Bloomers

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Looks like paradise to me. Your Forget-me-Nots are amazing and so are the Bleeding Hearts. I can completely understand why you like June so much; You are surrounded by beauty.

Bente said...

Hi, Carolyn. Now you can see some pictures from the book, on my blog. Your garden are the most beautiful garden I ever seen, thats for sure.

Hugs from me

Heaven's Walk said...

Carolyn - I just love my visits here. I find myself sighing over and over again at your gardens, your sweet home, and just the entire feel of your blog. ♥

xoxo laurie

Carolyn said...

Hi Bente,
Thank you so much for posting those for me. I am thrilled to have our garden featured in this lovely book and wow-10 pages!
My copy is on the way but not there is talk of a postal strike here so it could be awhile before my copy arrives. It is so kind of you to share the photos for me on your blog-I loved seeing them!

Thank you,
Carolyn

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

Wuauuuu! Carolyn your garden is beautiful. That beautiful flowers! How I'd live to see your garden, it would be a fantastic experience.
Greetings
Gilda

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Your gardens are looking fabulous already and to have tea in your guest house would be such a tranquil experience.
Judith

Deanna said...

Always a refreshing time at your place!!!
God bless.
d

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Hi! I'd love it if you came over and linked up to savory sunday! It's on until saturday night :)

http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/2011/05/savory-sunday.html

Donna Heber said...

Your gardens are so beautiful Carolyn! Thank you so much for the tour.

Victorianlady8 said...

Dear Carolyn, I am so thankful for all of the beauty you share with us! I feel just as if I were there sharing a cup of tea together. You bring joy to my day with all your love! God bless you!

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn - your garden is exquisite! Love the beautiful blue flowers seemingly floating through your garden beds bringing it all together - the colors are wonderful! We're in the midst of summer here 98 degrees! So very hot! I'd love to sit in your pretty lounge chair to take it all in with a cup of tea and of course Victoria!
Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

afternoon tea said...

Thank you for the tour, I wish I was there in person. It looks heavenly.
AT