Friday, August 13, 2010

Garden Tour

Hello everyone,

I know it is only a couple of days since I took you around the garden but it is just bursting with color and I know it will be declining all too soon so I want to share it with you again.

The Limelight hydrangea is a new addition a year to two ago to this corner and I think it looks so pretty with the phlox and clematis and daylilies.

I took all these photos last evening when the light was good. it is good that i have a digital camera as I take hundreds of photos as I go around the garden.

The phlox is putting on such a good show now.

I love my clematis Jackmani superba.

there are some roses blooming

Blue Stockings beebalm-it has bluish stems too.

It looks good with the phlox and the hummingbirds love it.

Globe thistle is rather interesting I think and it looks good in bouquets too.

My Rosemoor clematis is such a beautiful color and prolific bloomer.

Clematis with Monkshood of which I have several varieties some will bloom in Sept. and Oct.

i grow some dahlias in big pots so they can be moved to fill in a weak area in the border.

This is a new hydrangea from last year.

I love the clematis in back -General Sirkorski,it is such a pretty color.

Ville de Lyon clematis.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the abundant color that is in the garden now.

I am joining Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home again today- thank you Cindy for hosting.

Thanks to you too for coming along with me again today.

Have a good weekend,



Tammy said...

I visit your blog daily, though I seldom comment, because I can't eve think of anything else to say beyond "You have the most beautiful garden on Earth!"

But I do want to tell you how lovely your garden is, and how VERY inspirational you are to me!

And of course to say thank you for sharing it all with us!

Mari said...



CIELO said...

I share your feelings, Carolyn... I know I'm always showing my garden post after post, and people must be tired of seeing same thing time after time, but my passion for my garden keeps growing as the seasons change and grow old... like you said, soon the earth will go back to sleep again... every lovely petal will ‘evaporate’ way too soon, and I just want to keep it a littler longer... a little for ever.... at least in memories...

Have a lovely weekend dear kindred spirit...


Maddy said...

Sai, Carolyn, amo particolarmente l'abbinamento dei tuoi splendidi fiori con l'arredo del tuo giardino, rimango incantata ogni volta come una bambina davanti alle caramelle...

Buon fine settimana a te!♥

♥ Maddy

It's me said...

Wauwwwww....beautiful !! happy summer gardening weekend Ria...

Jenny H. said...


As always, your garden is beautiful, as are the photos you post.

Can you tell me - do you have deer that roam your garden? We have them, and they really do a lot of damage on our plants. I can't keep phlox, hosta, or even Sedum because of the deer. They also keep chomping on my new hydrangea shrubs so they're having difficulty becoming established.

Do you have that trouble, and if so, how do you get your phlox and your hydrangeas to be so full and beautiful and apparently untouched?

Southerncook said...

I never tire of seeing your beautiful garden tours. I too love clematis but here in N FL we don't see too many of them at the nurseries in our area. I'm not sure why but I do have three, a double white and two otheres that are both blue. That pink one of yours, I wish I could find it. I have never seen that Limelight hydrangea either. I will definitely put that on my list to look for.

As always, you are certainly an inspiration. Here in N FL, our heat and humidity has really stressed my garden so it's such a joy to see yours.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Carolyn said...

Hi Jenny,
No,we don't have any deer on Prince Edward Island so I don't have that problem-thankfully!
Thank you for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

Your garden continues to amaze me! You need to be published in every home and garden magazine around!

VINTAGE said...

Dear Carolyn,

your garden is wonderful. I like summer with all the flowers and green!

Have a nice weekend


Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Enjoyed visiting in your 'Paradise' with its exquisite flowers... such intense colors too! Thanks for sharing this, great images as usual but you certainly got the perfect subject!

Sunny greetings from Georgia


Deanna said...

Always a pleasure to see the gardens. You have such a lovely place to call home.
God bless,

Jeannine said...

I adore all the purples! What a lovely surprise to see all those shades in one place.
thanks for sharing

Princesa Nadie said...

Walkig around your garden is a lovely experience
Really beautiful and charming

Sonia said...


Your clematis and gardens are truly breathtaking...when my clematis plants are in bloom in Oklahoma very little else is blooming wonderful to live in a climate to enjoy an entire blooming extravangance all at once! As always such a treat to see your photographs...thanks for sharing! Someday I would love to see your garden in person!!

Miss Bloomers

A Garden of Threads said...

I enjoyed going with you on a tour of your garden. I love the 'Blue Stocking' bee balm, I must look for one to put in my garden. I hope you have a great weekend and take care.

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers Carolyn. I always enjoy seeing the birdhouse on the post.
I am at my provincial horticultural convention right now and I hired Dugald Cameron as a speaker and vendor. Told him how excited you were to receive his catalogue and he replied that he has quite a few customers in your province.
I picked up H. Little Lime from him as I already have Limelight.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Carolyn, you have such a glorious garden. Just beautiful. So full of color.

- The Tablescaper

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn... Your garden looks amazing!! The blue bee balm is gorgeous!

Toque de Arte Ateliê said...

I love your garden!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Your garden is beautiful and so green looking. I envy the weather out there. Thanks for sharing....Julian

Riet said...

Wow, I love your garden and its colours Carolyn. So beautiful.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

What a Lovely Garden Tour
Me Like :)
Hugs from Sweden

Betty Jo said...

Exquisite color and beauty Carolyn. I can only imagine what it must be like to sit quietly in your garden early mornings. What bliss!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh my..that is so beautiful, it doesn't look real.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

You have the most beautiful garden I now! I enjoyed scrolling through your pictures. All those pinks, blues and purples! In my garden the decline has already started. Some plants are fading away. Even the temperatures are dropping a bit. I don't mind! We are so lucky to have seasons! I am already looking forward to the pumpkins.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

DesigningLadyJane said...

Your garden is so gorgeous! Those hydrangeas are interesting, I've heard of the limelight, but that new one you showed us is so intriguing with its different shapes. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

I made a post with teapots ... take a look ...
leave a comment ... I hope you enjoy

Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

Ticking and Toile said...

completely gorgeous.....ahhhh I needed that breath of fresh air :)

absolutely it. Thanks so much for sharing :)


Ana Maria ( Jeito de Casa ) said...

Hi Carolyn

Know your cups and teapots on the blog of my friend Tina, and I came here knowing your blog. I was delighted with your garden, movie stuff for us here ... wonderful!

ana maria

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I always love your garden photos!!!..and hydrangeas are just gorgeous. It amazes me that they come in so many beuatiful colors!!! Have a lovely weekend. You can never post too many garden photos :) :) Keep them coming!! love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Carol said...

Utterly romantic and magical Carolyn! Gorgeous soft photos! A joy to visit your world! ;>)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Carolyn
I am giving your blog the lovely blog award for inspiring me! Come check it out.

Jacqueline said...

I am visiting from Maison Decor. She nominated you for a lovely blog. I agree.

Your garden is still bursting with color and is just gorgeous. So many of mine are fading with the heat. It was a treat to take a walk among your beautiful flowers.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Carolyn :) I just adore your beautiful gardens; so many lovely and colorful flowers to see and take in. You can show us as many pictures as you want, because I know I will never tire of seeing it :) And you can tell you put a lot of love and time into it. Just beautiful!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Bernideen said...

I love your mophead hydrangeas. Everything - really!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Too funny! I have to "ditto" what Tammy said! Your garden is surely Eden! And without my thesaurus...I am at a loss for words!

m ^..^

revesdargile.canalblog said...

What a wonderfull garden, I'm fall in love !!


Pamela said...

Gorgerous as always!!!!