Monday, June 18, 2012

A Peek at the Garden


Hello everyone,
      I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We had enjoyed a garden tour here on Saturday and a Father's Day brunch on our veranda on Sunday. We are still getting lovely sunshine but the fields of potatoes are so dry that we are hoping for a good rain soon.. 



This is the back of our barn-did you notice we painted it. It used to be dark green and now it is' speckled trout' from Bher.

The Preston lilacs are now coming into bloom.We have a few varieties and I have forgotten which one this is.

The Miss Kim lilac standards are also blooming now and you can smell their lovely fragrance for quite a distance.


The roses are starting to bloom this one is Therese Bugnet.

The honeysuckle rivals the lilac for fragrance-I love stepping into the garden and catching a whiff of it .
The alliums,sweet rocket and lupins are blooming around the picket fence.
The earliest peony to bloom is this one from my Dad's garden many years ago. I am happy to have this reminder of him as he passed away 17 years ago. Dad enjoyed gardening too and encouraged me to start a garden here.about 20 years ago now. I think he would be happy with it now!
This is Scarlett O'Hara, a single peony.
Magnificum geranium is a hardy perennial and I love it and have divided and moved it all around our garden.


An alpine clematis blooming over the arbor.
The honeysuckle on the other side of the arbor.I have a few of these that I rooted from an old one at my daughters house.
A few of the blooming beauties from around the garden.

Well,just a little peek at some of the beauty in the garden now.


Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting me.

Carolyn


32 comments:

Betty Sneeringer said...

Your garden is always just breathtaking! So many beautiful plants!
Betty

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your garden is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us!

Teresa said...

Your house, your garden, YOU are so Beautiful!
The work and love you must have put into into to create so much Awesomeness.
Thank you for sharing,
Teresa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! I wish I could take the in-person garden tour, but this will work for me!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful garden you have - full of such magnificent blooms. It must require so many hours of worK! I love your speckled trout barn and think it provides a lovely contrast to the beautiful green leaves. Thanks for the garden tour. I would have enjoyed seeing it in person but this is a wonderful glimpse of your spectacular garden!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Carolyn:
Your garden is looking wonderful as, we suspect, is normally the case. It is such a delight to see a garden where everything is so very well grown and ordered. The scents of an evening, when always more pronounced, must be lovely.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Blissful surroundings at your place!! Gorgeous as always!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful gardens! Lots of color in your lovely garden.
Nancy

Lavender Cottage said...

Always nice to compare how far along our gardens are. You have so much blooming now in my favourite colours.
Judith

Tretswelt said...

Hallo meine liebe.Dein Garten zu sehen ist Gedicht fürs Auge.Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche.Bussi.lu.

Devon said...

Carolyn,
I am in awe of your beautiful garden and house..I so wish there was a smell button on the computer for your beautiful lilacs..and I am quite sure your dad would be very proud of your gardening..thanks so much for sharing with us..have a blessed day.
Devon
www.devonstitching.blogspot.com

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It is very special that your peony from your father's garden bloomed on father's day.

Hope you have some more tours lined up- your garden is really popping with incredible colour right now, so beautiful!!

Gianly said...

Che meraviglia!!!
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Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...Oh, I'd love to get some whiffs of your garden. Sounds like a mini-paradise. Great photos, as always! Thanks.Susan

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Just stunning. Love the little angel cherub whispering, "Shhh!" So sweet.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

My little goddaughter is visiting me for a few days and first thing this morning wanted to visit the "lady from Anna of Green Gables on the computer". We have been enjoying scrolling through your posts. You have sparked her imagination. Your garden is beautiful with such a wonder of peacefulness and beauty. I can smell the lovely fragrance from here. Beautiful!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your garden is beautiful! So artistic looking with all the little details. Very lovely....

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

Dear Carolyn,
a walk in your garden always leaves me full of joy!
Thank you
Fra

Vivi said...

Du har en fantastisk smuk have :-)
Det ser dejligt ud med alle de forskellige fine blomster.
Kan godt forstå pæonen fra din fars have betyder meget for dig.

Sabelhagens Olivlund said...

Lovely garden you have. Beautiful pictures. I just love Therese Bugnet.
//Maria

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Beautiful photo's of your garden. It's getting prettier by the day: the colours, the flowers, you are an inspiration to me!

Happy to hear your garden tours have started. I know how you love them.

Wish you a happy new week!

Madelief x

Pamela Gordon said...

Breathtaking indeed! I love the new colour of your barn. I'm sure you father would be very proud of your gorgeous gardens Carolyn. It is quite dry here too and no rain until Friday. Have a lovely week.

Anne said...

I love the picture of your garden by the barn. So heavenly and beautiful. I like the the rose color Lilacs too. I've never seen them in that color.

Hjem og Glede said...

WOW Carolyn.....
This is LOVELY....Make me smile!
Have a lovely week:)

Hugs from Camilla.

Bernideen said...

What beautiful glimpses of your life and garden!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

What a lush garden, especially the Miss Kim lilacs are something I would LOVE to have here.
Please do check my post about {10 Ultra-Specific Blogs with PR 4} as you are one of them.
Love to you,
Mariette

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn.....your garden always leaves me speechless. I can't tear my gaze away from your photos. :) It is purely heaven on earth, my friend!

xoxo laurie

gardenenvy said...

Beautiful blooms and photos!
Jeannine

Bente said...

What a fantastic tour in your garden, Carolyn. Thank you.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Ahhh! I just took the beautiful tour! Always utterly amazing.

Candylei said...

Love the weathered picket fence with lush blooms. The smokey purple lupines are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing spring with us again!

Nathalie Bertrand said...

Je trouve votre jardin très joli. J'aimerais savoir quelle surface vous avez.