Saturday, July 11, 2009

Back to the Garden!

Oh! It is good to be back in the garden although I did enjoy my beach days it is always good to turn into our lane again and think 'home sweet home'.
This is a new 'pink rose delight' echinacea'- I love it.
This is another one called merinque-pretty also. I am hoping these do well on our oft neglected hillside garden.
This birdhouse came from tjmaxx a few years ago.
I went out to the garden at 5;30 am to get some garden shots in early morning light for a change but generally unless there is early morning fog I prefer evening shots.
This is a double capanula(bellflower)=looks good with the later blooming peony Sarah Bernheart.
This is a rue with a nice yellow flower.
Last year I finally realized that most of my roses are various shades of pink-guess that means I love pink but now I am thinking a few dark red would be a nice contrast.
This is one of several Willam Baffin climbing roses. these are very hardy so good for our colder zone 5b winters.
I have been dividing my peach leaf bellflowers and moving them around the garden-a sure sign I like them.
Isn't this astrantia pretty?
I love these dainty roses in our Martha's garden. I also realized this morning how many of my roses are unnamed- old age creeping up on me or too many plants? Don't answer that!!!
I won't forget this rose 'The Fairy Rose' because I love it so much. It is an easy care very dainty rose and blooms well for a long time. You will be seeing more of this one.

The rose is 'John Cabot' and a delphenium white. Soon the purple and blue ones will join this one in bloom. They are so showy-but do need to be tied or staked in our garden.
I love roses but I am a long way from an expert so I like to have mainly hardy easy care old fashioned ones.
Our climbing hygrangea at arbor along the road is doing well now-they are a little slow to establish but then grow fast.
Still some pretty peonies mixed in with hardy roses. I love this combination although my photo didn't do it justice.
Willam Baffin again.
This is in our Chelsea garden- I will have to give you a better tour through it soon. It is still a bit of a work in progress.
Love the color of this delphenium with the pink roses.

Looking through our terrace at the rosa rugosa roses. I have planted a clematis up that pole but it is struggling for light-those greedy roses!
The delphenium are just coming into their prime.
I love foxglove and wish they would spread faster here.
John Cabot at the road near our mailbox.
the Jackmani clematis is just starting to bloom and of course I love clematis and roses together too!
This is Audrey lurking in the garden see looks a little chilly or maybe just shy.

I think this is multi blue clematis isn't it pretty.
Sorry I think I got carried away with this shot.

Oh, I forgot to show you my heavenly scented mockoranges and I have several. There are two blooming right by my window and I am so enjoying the fragrance wrafting in the open window.Oh well tomorrow is another day-lots more to show you later! Now,I am going out to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day in the garden.
Hope you enjoy your weekend,



sweet bay said...

I love touring your garden. So many beautiful shots of beautiful flowers. I especially like the one of the white spider on the white peony.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your gardens are so beautiful! I am enjoying my first year of rose growing but having so much problem with Japanese Beetle! My roses bloomed beautifully and plentifully but the beetles got the best of them despite me going out several times a day picking them off and drowning them...I was not expecting the invasion! Hopefully they will bloom again this summer.

Anonymous said...

I always love going for a little stroll in your wonderful garden! The Dr has me under what I call "house arrest" till I go back to see him on the 17th to have my snakebite checked so I cannot get out to see what is going on in my garden :( Those echinachea (sure I spelled it wrong) are so very pretty and different the the ones I have.


Shelia said...

Oh, Carolyn! Your garden is beyond beautiful! I'm just amazed at all you have growing here! It's so pretty!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I so needed to see your garden. Ahhhh the simple beauty of it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic garden you have. I saw some of those double coneflowers at Lowes the other day and am still trying to figure out where I could put a couple! I loved your beach photos and table with strawberries & shortcake too. Yum.

Joanne said...

Stunning photos of lovely flowers and garden as always. Look forward to seeing your Chelsea garden.

Beverly said...

Carolyn, I feel as if I must have had a stroll through heaven.

Thank you for sharing your beauty.

TattingChic said...

Wow! These photos are all so lovely! That birdhouse looks so charming. Your little garden dining set looks so sweet perched there amidst the flora and fauna! :)

Deanna said...

Love the roses! Especially the white with soft pink centers.

mythsnmagic said...

I have to ask - where is there a TJ Maxx near PEI?

Amber said...

I am in love with your blog! I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables and Always dreamed of living on Prince Edward Island! I just bought a new home and would love to replicate your gardens around my home here in Utah. I'm sure I will be visiting often for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!