Saturday, July 2, 2011

Garden Views

Hello everyone,
    I popped in to share a little more of the garden as it is changing on a daily basis as more and more peonies etc. are coming into bloom. I think all the moisture and cooler temperatures have been good for the garden as blooms seem more plentiful this year.

This is the view from our screened porch on the south of the house.

This is the opposite side of the same garden area but looking west now.
This is the center bed.
This is the terrace that Andrew built several years ago but this spring he replaced the roof as the old one collapsed with the weight of the snow.The virginia creeper had to be cut back severely but it is quickly growing again. I like when it covers most of the top as it gives shade for those summer meals.
The Miss Canada lilac is a mass of color and fragrance by the terrace.
I love having these lilacs that were bred in Canada as they are later then the french ones,so it extends the season.
We have been enjoying our visitors from Japan- they are always amazed at the space and that Andrew and I do all the gardening ourselves. Our little summer cottage is a popular spot!
I hope you all enjoy this lovely long weekend!



Unknown said...

Your garden is AMAZING!
Bye Vlaďka

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
Your garden is absolutly magnific :)
I understand that the Japanese are impressed :)
and do not miss





awal.ny said...

Your gardens are just beautiful and something I aspire to. I am going to show my husband the pictures so I can show him what I would eventually like our gardens to become.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent sight to wake to this morning! Such lush and color - and those lilacs! A personal favorite and mine come and go so quickly! Bless you for caring for such loveliness that blesses others.
Miss Kathy

Jojo said...

What a gorgeous view for us! I'm sipping my coffee and imaginig myself sitting in the garden.

Bente said...

Absolute fantastic photos. I love everything by your garden, Carolyn

Summerhugs from here

Anonymous said...

Your garden is beyond what one could ever imagine! I am amazed at the beauty and especially that you and hubby do all the work. Thanks so much for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!



Unknown said...

Dear Carolyn,
In honor of my mom who was born in Canada, I could not resist growing a Miss Canada Lilac is my garden. My Lilac Lane is filled with Lilacs and my favorite is Miss Canada. She produces the best blooms. We are so lucky to be on this beautiful planet!
Happy Fourth!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

No wonder the tourists like to visit your garden Carolyn, it is so spacious and full of colour. Having a large property certainly allows for more varieties of plants than a small one like ours.

Elzie said...

Your garden is just stunning!!! I just wish I could go there for a visit.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how u do it I do not know! Our cottage in the back yard is always a place where guest love to go explore!
noticed your beautiful poppies too.

Millie said...

Carolyn, your garden is stunning! I am sure the Royals will enjoy PEI. A lovely province in this great land of ours!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Like your Japanese tourists, I am amazed that you do all the gardening yourself. The photos are so stunning to look at; I can only imagine what it must be like to live in such a glorious garden.

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Susan said...

Oh so lovely, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing. Our peonies are gone by now. boo hoo. Loved them. Thanks for the great garden tour. What about supper? hee hee Susan

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

wow, your garden is just breathtakingly beautiful. I LOVE that Miss Canada lilac. It looks just like the lilac next to my neighbor's apartment. I even snapped a photo of it. So I'll have to check it out :)

I also really enjoyed the covered gazebo area. I just think it would be so lovely to sit out there on a nice summer day with some tea, pastries, good friends etc :) :) Have a great weekend. love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

p.s. You recently celebrated Canada Day, right? I hope you had a great day :) :)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your gardens are amazing! I love the curves and the variety of plants you have. Thanks for sharing your lovely space with us.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your garden is many wonderful blooms. I envy you your cooler weather, here is is very hot! Oh! your peonies, wow!

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Oh Carolyn, you have really the gardener & the artist eye for shades of colors, the intermingling of species, all for our delight. Thank you! really love to admire week after week each changes, each new flowering.

Broceliandes Gartenträume said...

Hallo Carolyn,
your garden ist soooooo beautiful!!!!!!!
Many greetings

millefeuilles said...

I have just stumbled on your blog all the way from France. I am passionate about gardens and yours, dear lady, is fabulous.

Well done!

poppilinnstudios said...

Your gardens are absolutely beautiful! Just the inspiration I needed-my hillside garden has been destroyed by a fallen oak, so I have to start again.

Espresso said...

Wonderful garden!

sweetbay said...

Your garden is simply stunning!

Georgianna said...

It's just amazing, Carolyn! David and I do all our gardening, too, and it certainly doesn't look like this. We are still dealing with the weeds and overgrown shrubs from our cool, wet spring. But you're right – it seems to produce more blooms!

Our peonies are over but our roses are just getting going so we will sit in the garden and enjoy them!

Happy week to you, – g

esss said...

Like your lovely garden...
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