Thursday, August 13, 2009

Green Tea in the Garden

The weatherman has promised us a week of sunny summer weather. It is perfect weather for some 'green' tea in the garden.

Now that we have had our tea let's take a stroll around the garden.
We can start at the road for now. There are four Limelight hydrangea along the fence just coming into bloom.
There is also phlox, daylilies,sedum ,clematis,monkshood, asters etc.
The tall trees gives a lot of shade on these beds and in the winter they do get some road salt so the plants have to be hardy.
We can finish our tour of the garden another day. I am having company so I am off to get ready for lunch in the terrace on this perfect summer day.

Have a good day!



Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Today your photos brought a beautiful joy to my heart.

Crafty Gardener said...

I enjoyed my green tea in the garden and then the garden tour. Lovely photos.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, those pictures should be notecards!!!! Lovely!!

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Anna said...

indeed a great idea; notecards or even lovely!!!

gr. Anna

One Shabby Old House said...

I love that limelight hydrangea.
The colors of your blog post today was just glorious.
You always do things so beautifully.
And if you get to Florida. I would love to take you around to all my favorite places.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so lovely and I always enjoy coming to your blog. I like how you painted the picnic basket green. I have one and I think I will do the same.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

My favorite and green! Just beautiful photos! Thank you for the tea!

sweet bay said...

An absolutely heavenly tea setting! I can't get over how beautiful your garden is.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn lovely and such relaxing photos as usual! I love the basket and the color- did you paint it, and if so would you give me the secret color?


Mary said...

As always beautiful, Carolyn. Your teapots and teacups, linens, flowers, wicker, it's all perfect. I can feel the ambiance of lingering there with a book and a pot of tea, receiving all the blessings of nature that God has given us...just wonderful. Thank you for always sharing a little bit of your world with us!

food with style said...

i just love coming here, it is things dreams are made of, every sq inch pretty and delightful!

Bernideen said...

I simply must look at your blog and getmy daily "fix".

Carolyn said...

Thank you everyone for your kind and encouraging comments.
Becky,that would be so much fun-thank you for your kindness.
Mary Ellen-yes I spray painted it Pistashio Green.


Dirt Princess said...

Carolyn please come visit my post on Bilbo! I would love for you to go visit Down On the Allotment and leave a comment for the chance to have your name drawn so that he can come visit you! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for him to visit you! If you go to my blog, on the right side it shows pics of where all he has been, find the one that says London, England and it will take you directly to that page. Just leave a comment for a chance to have your name drawn

Eileen said...

Comfort and beauty to surround you all the time! Such a Blessing! And such a talent you have!
All the best,

kimmcl said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Now excuse me while I go stick a For Sale sign on my front lawn and move to P.E.I.!!!!!

Mumzie said...

I love your garden and tea set. So peaceful lovely. You have the most beautiful flowers. Mumzie

LillyB said...

Just stunning!!!!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Carolyn:

Thank you so much for popping in to my blog. Your pictures are quite heavenly.

Lovely blog.

Lisa xo

TattingChic said...

Those are beautiful photos! Love the green picnic basket! You always make such lovely vignettes for your photos! :)

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