Friday, August 14, 2009

Tea and a Tour

I have lots to show you today so have a cup of tea before we get started.

Help yourself to a scone. I love a homemade scone with a cup of tea in the afternoon in various spots in the garden.

Scones taste even better with homemade peach preserves.

Now let's get started before it gets to hot. It is supposed to be 30 degrees celsuis today-hot for us here on the Island. It usually cools off at night though so it is not to hot to sleep.

a soft colored hollyhock

The daylilies are putting on such a great show in the garden all through August.

Love clematis and roses together.

beautiful daylilies

I do love my Annebelle hydrangea. Oh! and look a little nook to sit for a spell.

The new terrace that Andrew built is starting to blend in with the clematis starting to climb it.The one on the left is a sweet autumn clematis and it grows fast and tall. Also,has a sweet fragrance on it's small white flowers.

Love this double peachy daylily

I love how the beebalm attracts hummingbirds.

Candy custard daylily

Mary rose

These little hummingbirds are very busy in our garden but this is the first time I got a desent shot of one with my zoom lens on.

I like this color combo=bicolor monkshood and jackmani superbra clematis

Ballon flowers add some pretty blues to the garden in August

another combo I like-a soft lemon yellow daylily with a purple clematis

Loads of daylily blooms

double yellow-I bought a lot of my daylillies at yardsales and don't know their names-sorry.

I think this one is Catherine Woodbury-a soft pink

a dahliia blooming in the pot it overwintered in (in our basement)

Love this Heritage rose

more daylillies

Now you are probably tired of me dragging you around the garden so sit down for a bit and I will get you another cup of tea.

Hope you have a good day.

Thank you for letting me share my garden beauties.



♥Libby said...

The picture of the hummingbird is unbelievable, Carolyn! And the garden looks fabulous as always :)

Mauri said...

Very very nice!!Mauri

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I have tried so hard to get the best photo of all the hummingbirds that come to our yard but they are just too fast! lol....your photo is great! All your flowers are so the double flowered daylillies!

Anna said...

what a beautiful flowers you have growing in your lovely garden!
my flowers are mostly eaten by the ducks and the chickens who live in my garden!
so it's nice to look at yours!!!

Rhondi said...

Gorgeous! And I really enjoyed the scones and tea. Thanks for letting me visit.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

What a TREAT! Carolyn, it looks like heaven on earth to me. :)

I love the soft colors of the day lilies and the hollyhock ~ but it is all gorgeous, I could never choose a favorite.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful - just beautiful! We have so many similar views in our gardens right now. I love my Jackmanii Superba too but mine has finished blooming already. I have the same soft lemon daylily in front of mine too :)

Thanks so much for the tea and tour!


Deanna said...

Blessings to you!
Carolyn, I really like the soft orange and peachy colored day lilies.
I haven't ever seen these shades before. Lovely.
I have enjoyed my visit today and you are such a sweet hostess.
God Bless and have a grand week-end,

Crafty Gardener said...

The tea and tour were wonderful, thanks for inviting me to share your garden.

The White Bench said...

So beautiful, Carolyn!
You know I am a sucker for gardens like yours!!

Lady Farmer said...

I just loved the photo tour of your perfect garden, but one day I hope to get to tour it in person!
I never really thought too much of daylillies, but yours have convinced me that I need to get some (many!).
I hope you don't mind if I use your photos and combinations for ideas! They are just fabulous! I am still waiting for your book on planting plans! ;~P *hint hint*

Southerncook said...


I don't think that anyone who visits your blog ever tires of your beautiful garden photos. Everytime I come here I find new inspiration.

I love the unusual bloom of the bee balm and I am headed to the nursery in just moments. Hopefully, I will find a plant or two of Bee Balm. I know I can grow it here. I have also found that lovely blue geranium that you talked about some time ago and discovered that I can grow it in our zone. Found it at White Flower Farms but they were sold out. I have made a note to order it early next year.

I have also enjoyed your beautiful daylilies and of course, your roses. Our daylilies have already bloomed out but my roses are taking a rest and I expect some more blooms when the weather cools a little and Fall arrives. That is the most beautiful blooming time for our roses here. The colors become much deeper. Welllllll, I have gone on and on but you keep those beautiful photos coming.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Bonjade said...

Oh it can't be long enough to have a sightseeing in your garden.
Such lovely nice colours.......
So thanks and of course thanks for your delicious tea.
Nice weekend

Cindy said...

Carolyn I never tire of seeing pictures of your wonderful garden. Your day lilies are the prettiest I have ever seen. Mine are too orangey for my liking. Your clamatis and roses are lovely together. I love your holly hocks, I am hoping to grow them next year, they are so showy! Thank you for the tour and tea. Hugs, ~cindy s~

Brenda said...

Your place is just so gorgeous! Every single thing in it!

sweet bay said...

So many beautiful flowers. I love the purple hydrangea on the table and the pink/yellow/peach daylily pictured below the hollyhock -- what a beauty! The Monkshood and the Clematis together are magnificent.

Millie said...

I am going to try and find some of those daylilies at the garden center next spring. They are lovely!

Kathy said...

Bravo... a stupendous garden tour, complete with tea and scones!!!!xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Linda said...

Oh what a sweet hostess. My cup of tea just hit the spot, an oh the scone was to die for. Your gardens are just soooo lovely.

Milah said...

Carolyn, I'm trying to get caught up on your blog. I've been so busy I've gotten behind on all my reading.
First, let me say that I love the bicolor monkshood. I've never heard of it before and it's absolutely beautiful. And your husbands newly built arbor looks wonderful and is filling in really nice. I enjoy myself so much when I look at your blog. I plan on rereading everything this winter when I'm snowed in!;D

LillyB said...

All of your pictures are amazing. I am in love with the pink teapot!!