Saturday, July 30, 2011

Let's Tour the Garden!

Hello everyone,
           I hope you are enjoying your weekend but have a few minutes to tour our garden with me. The shot above was taken early in the morning and the mirror behind Martha (the statue) is foggy.Some of you have asked how often I clean the mirror and the answer is about three times in 10 years -so not often and it does stay there all winter as well. I love how it reflects the garden but it is in a shady spot so it doesn't get the sun which can apparently cause a fire because of the heat it reflects.
The daylilies are putting on a good show all around the garden now and for several weeks yet.
Pink astillbe with a purple monkshood and a white monkshood with an Annebelle barely showing to the side.
I love to take a picture from up here on a regular basis as it gives a good view of what is blooming each week.
Our little Garden Cottage.
Love my delphinium with the pink roses in the background.
Prairie Princess rose and more monkshood. Monkshood is very easy to grow and we have even rooted new plants just by sticking a stem of it in the ground in spring.
Sally Holmes rose-a delicate creamy peach.
Heritage rose
Antique rose.

Now, for any local visitors we are having our garden tour again this year  on August 7th a Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4:30 .The cost is $8. and all of the proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada. I hope you can come and enjoy a tour of the garden and cottage along with some lemonade and cookies! The tour is rain or shine.

Thank you for coming around the garden with me again!

Thank you as well to all who left such lovely comments on my last post-I have to admit it was one of my personal favorite posts.

Enjoy your weekend,



Karena said...

Carolyn you have a truly gorgeous garden setting. I love the shot from above, a great perspective !


Art by Karena

My Cottage Diary said...

Carolyn, you are an amazing gardener and a very creative photographer and blogger. I so enjoy your blog! I hope you have a fantastic turnout for your garden tour. Bess

Susan said...

Oh, everything looks divine, Carolyn. Your pink roses! Oh! So glorious. Thanks for sharing such loveliness and for making the world a better place. Susan

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

Just Beautiful!! I wish I lived near you! Jina

Sandra said...

Oh so beautiful! I could just be in your garden all day long! So pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Deanna said...

Always a pleasure to visit your place!
So beautiful,

Anonymous said...

Your garden always makes my heart go pitter patter - what a welcome sight! And, I did not realize that monkshood could grow so easily! Thanks for taking me away today, Carolyn...SMILE

Jocelyn said...

What a gorgeous garden. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Jocelyn @

Laurence said...

Quel magnifique jardin et quelles magnifiques photos, tout ce que j'aime ! Félicitations et merci pour m'avoir permis de voir de si belles harmonies !
Amitiés florales,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That looks perfect all for your upcoming garden tour. Hope it will not rain and that you have a great turn out for such a noble cause!
Lots of love,


Andi's English Attic said...

Apparently birds can get disorientated by mirrors which is why I've never thought of having one. I never considered the fire risk.
Garden and photos are beautiful as always. Hope you raise lots of money from the tour. xx

It's me said...

Love your garden tour !!!

podso said...

How I would love to tour your garden in person! But your photos give a wonderful glimpse!

La Table De Nana said...

That last photo is enchanting:)

My gardens are parched beyond parched..we have watering limitations and we are in a heat/drought situation..even the grass looks like jute at spots:(

Beautiful carolyn

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
One day... I'd love to return to PEI and visit both you and Sandi. The family is in Tignish right now and having a great time.
Hope the weather is good for your tour.

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Oh Carolyn your garden is what I have dreamed of creating for years now. Unfortunately here in Kansas it's so hot that a good many of these beautiful flowers wouldn't last long and our rusty water here on the farm doesn't help either. Yours are JUST GORGEOUS!!! I'm still holding onto my dream and hopefully I'll find other plants similar to yours that will withstand our 40C+ temperatures. Enjoy your day.
Maura :)

Tanya Anurag said...

Your garden is heavenly, Carolyn. I wish I had a space 1/10th of yours. Love those flowers... they are soooo beautiful!!