Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Late Summer Garden

Hello Everyone!

Since I haven't taken you on a garden tour lately I thought today would be a good day to enjoy some time in the garden. We have lots of different varieties of hydrangeas in bloom now. The Annebelle above has been blooming since mid July. They are hardy and reliable so you have to love them!

There is a Sweet Autumn clematis loaded with buds on the gazebo that has yet to bloom. More Annebelles in fore ground. They put out little suckers so I can dig them up and move them around the garden.

I love the Joe Pye weed as it blooms later then most plants and it is pretty. The virginia creeper on the terrace is starting to take on some fall color-soon it will be scarlet.

The verigated phlox has pretty pink blooms now and I love how the foliage brightens up the garden all season.

A shot of our home and garden taken from the tree line down by the brook.

Joe Pye again with the elder berries that the birds are loving in behind.

As you can see there is not as much color in the garden now as the season is winding down but soon it will take on it's fall colors which is pretty too.

This is our garden out by the road .there are four large Limelight Hydrangeas out there. In this photo taken a couple of weeks ago the phlox was in full bloom but it is getting past now.

I love all the different color phlox and I use them in bouquets all summer long as I have early bloomers as well as late bloomers.

this shot was taken a couple of weeks ago too but I don't think I shared it and I do like it even if it is slightly out of focus.

We are back out by the road again.

I like this shot of Joe Pye taken after a good rain before it bloomed.

this is a Tamerack shrub that is interesting with a Unique hydrangea in background.

Couldn't resist a collage.

This is one of my favorite annuals that I grew from seed Nigella or Love in the Mist.

another view of it.

and this is my favorite perennial ' Love in the mist'- my dear husband, in case you' mist' my humor!

Thank you for coming around the garden with me today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for my brown transferware tea ( I am kind of pleased with it so I am hoping you will enjoy it too!)

This weekend is the annual 70 mile yard sale down in the eastern part of the Island and I am looking forward to going again this year.

Today, I am joining in with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday where ther is lots of outdoor beauty to see.

Enjoy your day,



Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh gosh Carolyn your home and gardens are breathtakingly gorgeous!!
Your photos should be in a book or magazine!
Our Autumn Clematis climbs up one corner of our house and has been blooming for about 2 weeks and the fragrance wafts into my kitchen perfectly. I adore the scent! For some reason last year it didnt have any smell at all!
Your Mr. Love in the Mist makes me smile :>-))
Thanks for sharing your green thumb today!

Lavender Cottage said...

So nice that your hubby helps you in the garden Carolyn and a good description of him in the photo.
Have fun at your long yard sale - what fun that would be!

Pamela said...

Gorgerous gardens Carolyn!
I love that annual flower..Nigella!
The photo that your husband is in is fantastic! Very enchanting.
I love everything...your home ...gardens oh it is all so beautiful!!
Pamela xo

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

It is amazing how you still have hydrangeas and other blooming beauties at this time in late summer!
What a joy to tour your property.

Sunny greetings,


Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, You garden is as lovely as always! Judith wrote to tell me you and I used almost the same title tonight:-)
Love the photo of your husband, what beautiful light!
I am so very jealous of the 70 mile garage sale... they are just about dried up here for the season.
Thanks for the tour, I am always inspired!

A Garden of Threads said...

Thank you for the tour of your stunning garden. My autumn clematis has finished blooming and is covered with the lovely seedheads. Take care.

A Garden of Threads said...

Thank you for the tour of your stunning garden. My autumn clematis has finished blooming and is covered with the lovely seedheads. Take care.

Susan said...

What a lovely tour, Carolyn. I enjoyed it SO MUCH. Beautiful garden and some of the flowers I had never even heard of! Susan

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

You truly live a dream ♥

Sarah said...

Always a treat to stroll through your garden. Have fun on the garage sale ~ all 70 miles. ;-)
~ Sarah

Georgianna said...

Carolyn, so much here to be in love with! Love the misty shot, and all the hydrangeas and the Nigella. I adore that. Lovely image of your husband – it shows how much he loves the garden, too. And a 70 mile garage sale? Oh my. Thank you for such beautiful photos of your beautiful home. – g

Cabin and Cottage said...

The gardens are still wonderful! I have wondered what things would look like through the seasons. I enjoyed the amber tones of your tea as well. I didn't know that there would be a Christmas Victoria! That's exciting too! Jacqueline

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

08:00 am in France:
If you allow me carolyn, by come to visit your garden every morning , it's as if he becoming mine for a brief instant. It's the same pleasure, when , every morning before to go to my studio, my eyes fells through the window on something new in my own little garden. That's just fill me with joy for all my day. ♥ Hélène Flont

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, Your garden looks so gorgeous....Kathy

Maddy said...

Cia Carolyn, anch'io ho intenzione di rivestire il mio terrazzo con la vite canadese, le tue immagini sono per me fonte di continua ispirazione.

Un abbraccio ♥


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Carolyn, I could just sit here all day at admire your photos of your beautiful gardens that surround your home! Have a wonderful time with all those sales to see and discover wonderful treasures! I wish they would do something like that around here....we did have our Town-wide sales last Saturday, but it RAINED!! So, I did not venture out to check any out :( There's always next year!

As always, I've so enjoyed visiting with you :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Denise said...

Thank you for yet another beautiful and peaceful stroll through your exquisite garden. I REALLY appreciate you sharing you home, gardens and photography skills ~ they bless us all! Have a lovely weekend!

broceliande said...

Beautiful garden pictures. Greating Christina

Cindy said...

Your garden is absolutely divine!!! So pretty! I love it, it must be so wonderful to be able to take a walk in the mist and enjoy the color and loveliness.
Hugs, Cindy

Willow said...

Your gardens are an inspiration. I have been working on mine the past few weeks. Next year will be adding more flowers.


Coffeeveggie addict. said...

W0nderful p0st,lovin it especially the blue mist flower!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carolyn, Just to visit your garden virtually is a treat, My God ! So beautiful !
My hydrangeas faded long ago but the asters will bloom until october.
I always preferred the name of "Love-in-the-mist" instead of the French name : Nigelle de Damas.
Love-in-the-mist is far more pretty and romantic, isn't it ?

My Ugly Garden said...

So lovely. Can't wait to see what fall holds in your beautiful garden.

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

I haven´t seen your home or garden from this angle before. Very nice.

Have a good day,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous photos of your garden at this time of year! Walking around it must give you such joy!~Hugs, Patti

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your love in the mist photo made me laugh!

Despite being late summer, your garden still looks beautiful. All those hydrangeas! I like phloxes very much too. They have such vibrant colours. My mother recently gave met two phloxes: one in fuchsia pink and one in purple. They look beautiful in our garden.

Looking forward to see how the fall changes your garden.

Lieve groet, madelief



Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your garden. I grew up living in a house with 2 greenhouses on the property, so I miss seeing flowers all over the house like yours. I traded in flowers for lots of trees, so I have too much shade for most flowers these days. I enjoy living through pictures such as your now. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! The images are just what I need today!

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Linda said...

Your home and gardens are a joy to look at....you are so lucky yo live where you do...it's beautiful there! And a 70 mile garage sale...oh my...I would be in heaven!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, it doesn't matter what time of year, whether, Spring, Summer, or Fall, your garden always looks lovely. I think my favourite photo is the last one with your hubby in it; love the misty scene!
I'm fairly certain I'll be going to that 70 mile yard sale myself this year. Perhaps I'll see you there!


Rush'd Lady said...

Yummy Eye Candy! Thank you for sharing! :)

Sandra said...

What a beautiful sight to see! I love all of your garden beauties!
Thank you for sharing!

June said...

You are so funny Carolyn. Love in the mist! I did get it and I think that is the sweetest thing ever!
My gosh girl, you have the most beautiful garden this side of heaven!!! I think of you so often tending it and loving it as I do mine. Mine is much smaller however, so I KNOW how much time yours must take. I always leave here with a contented sigh.\