Friday, July 15, 2011

A Garden Tour

Hello everyone,
   We have had a couple of cool windy days-not our usual July weather but the garden is doing well, so let's have a look!
 The delphinium and John Cabot rose(above) look pretty together.

We have several varieties of Mock Orange in bloom now giving the garden a lovely fragrance.
Mock Orange
Clematis and a hanging basket
The foxglove did well this year.

there are still peonies blooming in the garden.



Balcony views-a tall mock orange and a shorter variety below it perfume the house and garden.

The tall shrub blooming in the background is a Japanese Ivory Silk Lilac and it has a most beautiful fragrance that you can enjoy for quite a distance.The rose is a Snow Pavement and it also has a lovely fragrance and a pretty blush pink bloom.


I hope you enjoyed a little tour of the garden. To any Islanders out there-we will be having a fund raiser tour of the garden for a good cause in early August and I will keep you posted on further details soon.

We have a garden tour tomorrow and the sunshine is supposed to return-yea!

Visit Hakan if you would like to see more gardens.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Carolyn


53 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Stunning!! Everything is so beautiful, you have the Delphinium bed of my dreams (the slugs won this year)...
Thanks for the tour!
Hugs,
Bella

Sandie said...

So stunningly beautiful!
I'd love a garden like yours, you are blessed.

Have a great weekend,

Sandie xx

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

Your delphiniums are stunning! Your entire garden is really lovely!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Carolyn ~
Your garden is just so very beautiful!! I wish it didn't get so darn hot where we live so I could have flowers ~

Thank you for sharing with us!

xoxo
Lori

Miss Kim said...

Oh what a garden.... I would love to stroll through it and enjoy the beauty... Cheers! Kim

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Carolyn; I never say it enough,,,, I just love your garden.. I just drool over all the beautiful photos.... I wish I could get my yard to look like your's.... thank you for the lovely tour...

Hugs
Alaura

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful garden. Such beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing with those of us who aren't so blessed.

Bernideen said...

Your foxgloves are my favorite - they are just lovely! Well...not just the foxgloves....everything of course!

afternoon tea said...

Beautiful! I love your garden, thank you for sharing it with those of us who can't achieve that level of perfection.
AT

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

HI Carolyn,

Your garden is just beautiful. I'm really enjoying the delphiniums and the foxglove ;) :) Very nice :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Judi said...

Everything is so beautiful. We are having record breaking heat this year and it has not been good for my yard and garden. It is so nice to be able to enjoy someone else's flowers and yard. I can almost smell the fragrances. Thank you for sharing.

Doni said...

You have such gorgeous flowers, and they look so pretty against each other. Beautiful gardens that take a lot of work, but so worth it!! Glad it's still cool enough there..wish you could share it though...it's 100 ish here every day!
Blessings, Doni

sawn48 said...

When I view your blog, I see the things my dreams are made of.I adore your yard and gardens.

Susan said...

That was a great tour, Carolyn. Gosh, I just love all your fragrant plants. Mock orange is the best! Sooooo lovely. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Dawn Dutton said...

Awesome garden..... I'd love to stroll along the gardens with a glass of sweet tea... Thanks

Shelia said...

HI Carolyn! I just don't think your gardens can be any prettier and then - they are! Just the most beautiful place ever! Your flowers and all of the colors - it's like Heaven! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June said...

Oh Carolyn I loved the tour! I am in awe of the layout of your beautiful garden. It is such a beautiful view from your balcony.
I loved your 'laundry' post. I don't think there's anything prettier than whites on a line.
sending hugs...

Georgianna said...

I believe I've run out of superlatives for your garden, Carolyn. Every image is just what one would imagine a dream garden would be. It is a real work of art (and I know hard work!) and you give so many people pleasure by sharing it. Hope your weekend is wonderful! – g

Rowan said...

You have such a beautiful garden and I see you have lots of Ladies Mantle - one of my favourite plants.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
Your Garden is Amazing :)
I say it again,,,,,,,,You are the BEST :)
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Hanne said...

What a beutiful garden!!!

Have a nice weekend:)

Hanne

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

the garden is tremendous Carolyn! all of your hard work pays off at this time of year doesn't it? I love all the structures you have in silvery aged tones...so lovely!

Larry said...

I love your garden and your photos are amazing! Obviously the product have tremendous dedication! Larry

Larry said...

Sorry about that... it's still early! I meant to say "of" rather than "have"! L

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh Carolyn I never tire of seeing your garden! I am amazed each and every time you share new pictures!

xo,

Abby

La Table De Nana said...

It's just right.. storybook right:)

Linda Hartong said...

What a lovely blog. When the music started, I could feel my tension melt away. You do have a green thumb

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hello,

Everything looks so beautiful...just amazing. I sure wish I could be there to tour your garden. The Delphinium are amazing!

Camille said...

Your garden is beautiful beyond words, Carolyn ~

Angela said...

I just love looking at your gardent and dreaming of how I can make mine half as beautiful. Some wonderful new plants you introduced me to today. Thanks.

Southerncook said...

Carolyn,

I am so happy that you share your beautiful garden with us. Most of the blooms that you are enjoying right now we enjoyed a couple of months ago. Our heat and humidity in N FL really stresses our gardens. I am looking forward to cooler temperatures in the Fall when I will get back to my garden but in the meantime it is such a JOY to enjoy your garden.

Do you by any chance remember the name of that clematis? It is such a huge bloom. One of your readers sent me the name of a good source for clematis and I would truly love to find that particular clematis that you showed.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Carol said...

Beautiful, lush and romantic and I can only imagine the magic you make inside too. Gorgeous gardens Carolyn!

Linda said...

Oh Carolyn that was a lovely stroll through your beautiful garden! Thanks so much for that tour!

I know it must require work...but aren't most of those plants and flowers perennials? I like the kind that return every year.

I have so many allergies and health issues, that I don't think I could do a lot of gardening...but I sure enjoy the beauty of a garden.

Enjoy!
And God Bless You!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So very beautiful. It's a treat to see plants that do not grow way down south in the US. The love of your garden certainly shows in the blooms and foliage.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

So beautiful, Carolyn. Just like taking a holiday when I visit your beautiful blog. I love the hearts on your shutters...lovely!

smilahome said...

Hi Carolyn,
your garden is a dream! I love it!
Enjoy,
Bine

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Wow, your garden is gorgeous! How many gardeners have you for help :o). Thank you so much for this nice tour.
Take care
Alex

Andi's English Attic said...

Always brightens my day to read you've posted a garden tour. I love mock orange. Such a beautiful scent. I have a few in my garden. xx

Landbohaven said...

Hvor har du en smuk have. Rigtig mange skønne blomster.
Tak for kigget.

One Shabby Old House said...

Carolyn your garden is spectacular. I almost want to move somewhere that will grow peonies now. They are by far my very favorite flowers...well, I do love roses...and lavender and foxglove and...... oh lucky lucky you and anyone who gets to walk in your beautiful garden.

GRØNN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

Thanks, for a wonderful tour in your garden!

Elzie said...

So beautiful!!
Love Elzie

Villmarkstausa said...

Beautiful blog!

Jedbel @ The Pear Tree Cottage said...

You garden is stunning! I love your blog and am so glad I found it by clicking your comment about our project. Will definitely be following it...

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Thank for the lovely tour of your garden, it looks stunning. Loved the laundry post. Hope the sun is shining, take care.

Carla said...

I can't believe how large your Delphiniums and Foxglove are! I grow them every year, but they are just puny compared to your. You must have amazing soil. Here in California we have lots of sunhsine, but the soil is very thick and clay-like...no matter what I put into it...including compost tea! I loved the tour of your amazing garden.

melontha said...

A fairy tale garden, it blooms again with you so wonderful I love the foxgloves and peonies, quite simply magical.

Best regards Melontha

Valorie said...

Carolyn,
Such a lovely photo tour! Your delphinium and foxglove are a dream. I have such struggles with both here in WI. Is that an old fashioned bathtub I see peeking out of a structure or is that just my wishful thinking?? So lovely, Thanks bunches for sharing! V

lilisinha said...

Olá Querida!!
Lindissímo post, imagens do seu jardim maravilhoso, aliás tudo aqui é belo!!!
Bjos Carinhosos!

Sandra said...

So beautiful...what a lovely garden to spend time in. It's nice to see how luch and green everything is in your part of the country.

July has been very, very dry here in southern Ontario. Our lawn (and everyone else's) is like straw...yellow and crunchy. We've only had 4mm of rain this month...not good at all. Hope we get some rain soon!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas! said...

Wish I were there now, Carolyn, to smell those orange blossoms and see the roses blooming. The cupcakes look very enticing....

Hugs,
Linda

Eva said...

Wow those Delphiniums... take my breath away. And the Foxgloves - sooo stunning.

Thanks for showing me around your beautiful garden. Will look in again.

Hugs
Eva
Evigglade.blogspot.com

once in a blue moon said...

truly the look of heaven in my eyes...