Monday, July 19, 2010

Let's Take a Stroll Through the Garden

Hello everyone,

It has been hot and sunny here lately(27 Celsius) and the garden is changing daily so I thought I would take you on a little stroll through the garden again. It seems I always have favorite places in the garden and lately I think this corner of the garden in the picket fence area is it.(above)

This is the other side of the picket fence garden.

Looking out the kitchen window at the garden makes doing dishes a pleasure.

The clematis are blooming in several parts of the garden.

The delphinium are starting to fade-but they are so pretty while they last.

The phlox is just starting to bloom-I have many varieties in different colors.

Lots of daylilies are blooming and the hydrangeas(these are Annabelles).

Annabelle and Jackmani clematis.

Clematis Abundance with Sally Holmes rose in background.

Annual poppy-reseeds profusely but easy to remove extras and so pretty.

Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitts Double'

daylily and monkshood

Endless Summer hydrangea

Well, there is lots more to see but I will save that for another day.

Thank you for coming for a little stroll through the garden with me.

Take care,



Victorian1885 said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely garden..I enjoyed the stroll! Have a good week!


Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful garden as usual. I had to laugh when you mentioned removing "extras". No such thing here! Thanks for the spin around your beauty--Jacqueline

rustandruffles said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I enjoyed the stroll too. Your flowers are gorgeous, Carolyn! Love all the roses in your previous post too. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hope you're having a beautiful week.


Bella said...

Hi Carolyn.. Thanks for the amazing tour! I have a little plant thats name is a mystery to me, just today I was thinking I have to figure it out! Then here you are solving my mystery! It's a Thalictrum delavayi, not double, but I know where to look now! Thanks!!

Tammy said...

Exquisite, as always!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Hands down, the most beautiful garden I've ever seen ♥

Deanna said...

Such a lovely place to stroll and see such beauty! Very enjoyable place to sit and take it all in.
God bless,

Millie said...

I enjoyed the "walk" through your garden today, as usual. Those poppies are so nice and frilly, and I love the Annabelles.

Maddy said...

Foto incantevoli, non ti smentisci mai...ho ingrandito ogni singola foto per potermela godere il più possibile...

Tanti baci ♥

♥ Maddy

Flutterby Patch said...

Absolutely wonderful Carolyn, you are to be congratulated .... keep up the good work.

awal.ny said...

Your gardens are beautiful and an inspiration. To have your son's wedding there must have been wonderful.

Susan said...

Looks like you have a magnificent garden, many varieties and colors of flowers! It must be lovely. Thanks for the tours. Keep them up, please. Thank you. Susan

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

It is pure joy to visit your blog. Can´t imagine how many hours it takes a day for you to keep your garden so lush and beautiful.

Have a nice summerday,

Kaylovesvintage said...

wonderful garden

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful Carolyn! I so enjoyed the stroll!~Hugs, Patti

essemia said...

Oh, I DO love your garden and wish that mine could look like yours, but I guess it'll never do. As long as my DH wants to be able to drive here and there I can't plant as I want, lol. But I watch and hopefully learn lots of things.

Just love the Thalictrum delavayi you have.
Hope you have a great day.
Love Elzie

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Just looking at your photos of your garden is so inspirational, but if I can be there that would be even more heavenly. Gosh, how beautiful it would be surrounded by all this loveliness.

Thank you for the Tour Carolyn*

Lacy said...

Just gorgeous!

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your garden looks like paradise! All those colours. It must make you very happy to see all that beauty around you!

I enjoyed the wedding pictures of your children in the sidebar. I never noticed them before. Your garden is the perfect place for a photoshoot!

I am glad the magazines arrived and you and your sister enjoyed them as well!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Virginia said...

Amazingly beautiful.... Spectacular!!!!
Sweet blessings,

Linz said...

oh WOW. i don't know what to say. your garden is gorgeous.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your gardens get more beautiful each time you show them Carolyn. So many different colours blooming and your grass always looks lush too.
No wonder you get so many tours through.

Regina said...

hi carolyn,
beauty flowers...i love daylillies,
hortensia annabelle,clematis and phlox.your flowers looks absolutley
have a nice time,

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Cindy said...

What a lovely stroll it was! I have never seen pink poppies, they are really gorgeous. All of your flowers are, though.
Hugs, Cindy S

Debbie said...

Thank you for the wonderful stroll around your gardens Carolyn. I found it to be beautiful, and relaxing.

NanaDiana said...

Absolutely, breathtakingly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this beauty...Diana

Andi's English Attic said...

You must have an automatic watering system - I can't imagine you water the garden yourself. Do you get water shortages over there? And what do you do if there are? (I've just come in from an hour's garden watering - it's 10.20pm - which made me ask. xx

Bernideen said...

Oh my! Simply divine!

Carolyn said...

Hi Andi,
No,we do not have a watering system but we are usually blest with enough rain here to keep the garden going and the grass green so I only water planters and windowboxes and maybe newly planted plants.Hopefully,we continue to get enough rain for the rest of the season!
Take care,

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Sarah said...

Caroline, yours is the kind of garden I dream about. How I'd love to have a garden like this. The TX heat doesn't allow such abundance though. Thanks for taking us along for a stroll. ~ Sarah

Dining Delight said...

Always a pleasure to stroll through YOUR gardens! Gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Your garden is so lovely - I love the colors the curves, the vistas and viewpoints. I will sure enjoy ooking back through some of your other posts. I'm glad I discovered Aiken House this morning. Thank you!

Georgianna said...

Wonderful images, Carolyn! It's really at its peak, isn't it! Your day lilies are magnificent – ours are just starting here, a bit late for some reason. And I simply adore Thalictrum – it's a true fairy plant. Thank you for the tour! – g

CIELO said...

Dear Carolyn your gardens are as lovely as that other garden we just visited on your latest post... as enchanted indeed! Enjoy every minute in it!


Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Your garden is so wonderful, especially the delphiniums! My garden is such a mess. It's been in the 90s for weeks now.