Sunday, May 15, 2011

My New Garden Statue

Hello everyone,
    I hope you are having a lovely weekend! I enjoyed having my friend Heidi come for a tour of the garden yesterday. She is an enthusiastic gardener so it is always a pleasure to share our garden with someone who really loves gardening too.
 This beautiful angel statue was a Mother's Day gift from my family last week.I have placed her out under the magnolia tree for now but I am sure she will be moved many times before finding her final resting place.

I am not sure yet if her bowl will have birdseed or flowers in it for the summer.
Pansies are so cheerful and pretty.
We have been working steadily in the garden in spite of drizzle and cool temperatures. It still feels good to be out there and I am always excited to see the potential. It makes my heart sing.
You can see the changes from last week as the deutizia's are starting to leaf out and the peonies are stretching up.
The hydrangea siiting in the urn is one my husband gave me last spring from the grocery store.It had four huge blooms last year and intense blue flowers. I wintered it over in the basement and am happy to have a dozen blooms or buds on it and they are a soft blue color.If you want an intense blue you must add mir-acid or water with a slight amount of vinegar mixed in the water once in awhile.
Brunnera,white bleeding heart and daffodils are putting on a show. The Carol Mackie daphne is leafing out and will soon have very fragrant pink flowers.
I picked myself a bouquet of hyacinths to enjoy.
The lilacs are going to have lots of blooms soon.
/A garden collage. The raccoon above is a frequent visitor as she lives under our barn. It is hard to keep her away from the birdfeeders.

I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays today.

Enjoy your day!



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Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

How lovely your garden looks with all the spring flowers. What a beautiful gift from your family. I think she looks perfect standing under the Magnolia tree!

Lieve groet & happy new week,

Madelief x

lavendel mio said...

Hei Carolyn
What a wonderful garden!
So beautiful angel from yor family!
You have a dream garden:)
Hug Hanne

Bruce Barone said...

It is beautiful as is the garden!

Petra said...

OO Carolyn your garden looks lovely and your angel is a beautie i love her she looks so nice. And i love your hyacints to, i like them very much and i love the smell.

Greeting Petra

Rowan said...

Your new statue would look lovely with flowers in the bowl but the statue I really like is the watercarrier - she is really beautiful. I like the photo of the raccoon too:)

d. reyné said...

How gorgeous!
I am so glad the warmer weather has finally arrived!
Your garden is always so beautiful!
Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Nanniepannie said...

How funny I just posted about adding a new statue to my garden as well. It's not on the scale of yours but it makes me smile all the same.

gilda said...

A charm of your garden!!!
Good evening..:0)

agnicy said...

So beautiful angel from yor family!
Happy new week

lilisinha said...

Háh eu não sei o que gosto ai, se é as flores lindas , ou a estátua, ou sua mesa e cadeiras, dá pra ver que esse jardim é cuidado com muito carinho, deve estar perfumado, muito lindo tudo.
Bjos Carinhosos

Karena said...

I adore the angel statue! It is just gorgeous!

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Pamela Gordon said...

Your garden is coming along beautifully and I'm happy to see so many blooms already. Your new angel statue is lovely. It's rained here for 2 days but no wind, thankfully. Hoping for sunshine next weekend!! Pamela

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

It is quite funny to see spring unfolding once again at your corner. That shows quite a difference in climate with us. But you are blessed living in 'Lilac' country; those buds look very promising! Can you keep those planters outdoors in winter with the daffodils in? Looks very picturesque; great display and from now on you will have lots of blooms filling in week after week. Enjoy it.

Lots of love,


Raffaella said...

This angel is wonderful and it's perfect for your garden...

Bernideen said...

I love the raccoon and what an Angel that is - beautiful! You thrill us all!

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful relaxing garden you have and your new Angel is just heavenly! All your statues are really nice!

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Lavender Cottage said...

Wow Carolyn, your new angel is a beauty. For a tiny island off the coast, you and your family sure can find great statues and things for the garden.
I am anticipating the fragrance from the lilacs under our kitchen window in the near future.

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Susan said...

Whoops, sorry, Carolyn. Found a typo. I hate it when that happens.

I love the angel, Carolyn. She's absolutly beautiful.

Your flowers are a welcome sight on this dark and dreary day. It seems you have many different colored hyacynths. Aren't they just the most delightful flowers to have in a garden? They are a favorite flower because they are so fragrant.

What do you do about the old raccoon? Just let him eat the food from the birdies?

Take care and thanks so much for sharing your little piece of heaven on earth. Susan

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) Your new statue is lovely, and I always enjoy my visits with you and seeing your beautiful gardens.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terry said...

I'm in love with all your statues! Beautiful.

catharina said...

What a beautiful garden angel! And so fun that she have that bowl where you can put lovly flowers in like you have done, bird seeds or just water and some flowers floating around in it. She is a beauty :)

Hug from Catharina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your statue is beautiful, Carolyn, and she looks perfect under the magnolia tree. Your garden is looking wonderful.


Lady Farmer said...

Carolyn ~ Your garden is beautiful at all times of the year! I wish I had your imagination, creativity and forethought on planning your flowerbeds and borders!
Your new statue is 'divine'. What a delight to see and remember those dear ones who gave her to you, each time you see her in the garden!
You mentioned that your potted hydrangea would be a more intense blue with the addition of vinegar. Does this work with older plants in the ground? How much vinegar to how much water, may I ask?
P.S. I think the statue would make a perfect bird feeder then she would be surrounded with 'living blooms'!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your new 'angel' is beautiful. I know what you mean about moving her around...sometimes it takes a while to find just the right place for art in the garden...and how wonderful your garden is looking!

Marsha said...

Your new angel is beautiful but I am always amazed at the beauty of all of your gardens. Today's photos leave me awestruck! I know I don't always have time to comment on each and every blog I read but please know that seeing your garden photos is a highlight of my day :)

My own early spring garden has been invaded by dandelions, how do you keep ahead of them?

Carolyn said...

Hi Lady Farmer,
yes, this is supposed to work with older plants in the ground too.The ratio I use is about 2 tablespoons to a full watering can stirred about once a month or so.

Thanks for your lovely comment.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

The garden is breathtaking as usual and the new statue is simply lovely. Have a great week.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Carolyn, is the brunnera the plant with the small blue flowers? I really like that plant..well your garden is looking nice.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

So dreamy...I can not even tell you. Just magical. Thank you so much for the wonderful escape, I so needed it today. Hugs Trish


Your garden is gorgeous and that angel statue is stunning! Wow, it's perfect for it! Wonderful gift from your family and you've placed her in the perfect place...just lovely!
Have a great week.

Pondside said...

Your angel is so beautiful - a lovely expression on her face. What a special Mother's Day gift!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Carolyn, your gardens are always so glorious.Your family certainly knew the perfect gift for you!

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

How lovely your garden looks and what a splendid gift. An angel to keep an eye on your beautiful garden. It deserves it.

Happy gardening dear Carolyn !

Bonne semaine.


Georgette said...

Love your gardens and your new Angel! Hope it warms up for you soon. It's cool in Ontario too.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

So beautiful, Carolyn...just love my virtual visits to your garden. :)

Sandy said...

I imagine fairies in your garden going from flower to flower. It is just magical. You do have the "green" touch. And your Spode teacups are beautiful. I bought four Spode Blue Room Collection teacups a few years ago re-produced in different vintage patterns. Lucky you to have the real ones. I also loved your previous pink post too. Have a lovely day dear Carolyn!

Rita M said...

Your spring garden look lovely Carolyn. What a nice gift, the statue is so beautiful. You will find a place for here.

Enjoy your day

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your garden and your post is just beautiful!

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