Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Garden Beauties

Hello everyone,
        With the sunshine the last couple of days the garden is changing daily so I have been snapping  close up shots of some of the beauty that has been bursting forth.

These shots were taken a few days ago .I made collages so you could see them all at a glance or two.

I love this tree peony that I got a few years ago.

Some of the french lilacs are still putting on a good show while others are starting to show their age.

Ostrich fern

We have a few honeysuckle vines blooming now and they have such a wonderful fragrance.I love to plant them in places where we walk by a lot so we can really enjoy them.

These cuties bring a smile every time I look at them!

The cutest little scooters ever!!! Noah and Lila -our daughters little ones.

I was away for a couple of days and the first thing I had to do was take a walk around the garden to see the changes and snap a few more pics. Some of our roses have started to bloom- you were probably getting sick of my lilacs pics anyway!

Thank you for visiting,


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

NO WAY WERE GETTING SICK of your lilac pics- not a chance, lady!

These are extraordinary though- such abundant and gorgeous colour- and those grandlittles, oh do they get any cuter?????

My Little Home and Garden said...


Your collages are such luscious bursts of colour. However, they may be outshone by those two little faces. As for getting tired of lilacs, is that possible? Have a wonderful evening.


Mabel Jane's said...

I've enjoyed viewing your blog and your lovely gardens. Thank you for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your flowers are beautiful but they can't compete with your adorable grandchildren ~ so cute!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
We just can't believe all that is blooming in your garden already! I hope your trip went well. The little people are gorgeous! What a beautiful family you have!
Talk soon.
Linda :-)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Wow what lovely flowers just the thing to cheer me up while I am sitting here sneezing my head off....

Love the kids scooters my grandsons have scooters and they love them

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Carolyn, Never tired of lilacs - love your flower collage - so many beautiful blooms! Your grandchildren are a complete delight! What a joy they must be to you,

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Love seeing all the cuties around the garden! Everything is in bloom!! It feels like that here too, it's happening too fast! Lilacs and roses at the same time wow, Lucky you! The fern shots are amazing.
The chalk paint and I are have a love /hate relationship, it changes by the minute, haha!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Carolyn:
Your collages of some of your garden plants in flower at the moment really are most attractive and the images, we think, have been arranged with such care and an eye to detail. Perfect.

And the pictures of the children are simply lovely.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: Who is the ??? that gets sick of lilacs?? Never. But a real joy to see all the other beautiful blooms also..Happy Wednesday..Judy

aga melnik said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely children. I am admiring all your photographs! They are beautiful! Your blog is beautiful! I am greeting! Aga Melnik from Poland


Beautiful flower shots! Love the collections and would be really happy if you could "tell" me how you call the flower in the first collection right beside the honeysuckle (the one with the "fancy hair")?

Many thanks in advance for your help & lots of love spreaded from my GoldenFairyCottage,

Diana (Apple Pie, love for details) said...

Children are the most beautiful flowers in the garden! ;)


Carolyn said...

Hi Petra,
Thank you for your visit. The plant you asked about is a Thalictrum Aquilegiiflium or meadow rue.It is an easy care plant that blooms early.
Enjoy your day!


~CC Catherine said...

Hi Carolyn! Your flowers are BREATHtaking...and what a great way to showcase all the variety of blooms, in a collage! Loved it! My favorites are the peony and lilac. They are stunning and the prettiest little ladies in the garden. ;)

More than the flowers though, are the prettiest of all are your grandies. They are just PRECIOUS! You are BLESSED!

~CC Catherine

iris said...

et bien au moins les enfants
sont parés pour les chutes
vos mosaïques de fleurs sont

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn. Nope. Not getting sick of the lilac pictures. As a matter of fact, if you posted only lilac pictures for the rest of the year, it would be fine with me cuz I love your photos.

The grandchildren posted, as well as ALL your grandchildren, are very, very adorable and precious. Susan

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

How ever do people manage not to take photo records of new blooms in the garden? The only thing better is video with the background bird song and fountain burbles. You have a wonderful eye for capturing blossom beauty and children's charm as well.

Rowan said...

So many lovely flowers, the tree paeony is gorgeous. I wish we had some of your sunshine here.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I still love looking at the lilacs. Your pale pink ones are gorgeous! Cute little ones in your garden too. Hope you're having a lovely day.


Evi said...

oh, how kids always photograph well....and so do flowers....
Just beautiful!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'd never get tired of looking at your beautiful gardens and flowers! Or your sweet grandkids for that matter. I hope your day is special. Pamela

All Things Chic 2 said...

Your header is very beautiful...
Just like your little ones...
Blessings Lori ~

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn! Cutey petoodies for sure! I never tire of seeing any of your photos posted!
Such a riot of color in your garden! Some day my efforts will bring forth a pop of vibrant color to my woodlands! Have a beautiful time in your garden!One which I adore with each visit to your blog!

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