Friday, July 20, 2012

Plum Crazy

 Hello everyone,
       Don't you just love clematis? The beautiful plum colored one above is called Ville de Lyon and it is one of my favorites.This one is growing up the old birdhouse from the Christmas Tree Shop several years ago.
 Rose moor is another favorite and it is growing by the fence with a New Dawn rose-such a pretty combo.
 Love the plum/red of this rose-sorry I have forgotten the name. Does anyone know what it is?
 My hanging basket of fragrant plum double petunia.
 Rosemoor again.
 Another hanging basket with pretty striped petunias.

What about you are you plum crazy too?

We had another shower last night -so happy to hear the rain coming down. It is impossible to water all of our garden and even just watering the planters and windowboxes and newly planted roses.trees etc. is somewhat time consuming. The sun is shining now  and it is supposed to be a beautiful sunny weekend again. We are having a sleepover with our grandchildren and their parents tonight-should be fun!

Enjoy your weekend!


26 comments: said...

I have that same birdhouse:) But yours looks gorgeous with your beautiful vine. Have a fun sleepover party! It is raining here right now.
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens

Katy Noelle said...

=] xxo

Shelia said...

HI Carolyn! Your clematis is so pretty and it looks wonderful crawling all over that sweet little bird house.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

tinemor said...

That´s lovly!!!
Here, the summer have been just rain and not so warm, so my flowers woun´t blossom :-(
Enjoy your garden!
Hug, Tine

The Zeigler Homestead said...

So beautiful. The birdhouse is incredible. Your rose bush looks a lot like Knockout roses. We have a few of those here. Very prolific bloomers.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your birdhouse and flowers are beautiful! Amazing photo's. Here, we finally have some cooler weather and much needed rain. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.


Just beautiful how the clematis conquer the bird house: ♥

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Caroline: The clematis around the bird house is just lovely. How do you keep it from overtaking the bird house? I never know the right time to prune and how much..Happy Friday..Judy

Modern Country Lady said...

What a cute idea to have the clematis grow up the bird house- very original.Love your pictures- gorgeous colours!
Yes I love clematis too- I was planning to grow a red and purple one together in a tree in the frontgarden , then whilst weeding this Spring I cut off the red one - aaargh.. I am hoping it will come back next year!!

Madelief said...

So very pretty Carolyn! I agree with you, plum is a very pretty colour!

Wish you a wonderful weekend! After three weeks of rain (feels like it) we have our first sunny weekend :-)

Madelief x

Vivi said...

Smukt :-))

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous 'plum' photos! I really like the Ville de Leon climatis. So pretty!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
Such lovley colurs...Nice climbing with the clematis.....
And LOVLEY Photos...YES YES YES,,,,you are still Number ONE :)
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Okay, I think the birdhouse w/clematis is my fave photo!!!! What a plum job you have! LOL
Linda :-)

Lounging with a Latte said...

Just beautiful. I enjoyed looking at all your beautiful photos, your garden and surrounding countryside is so lush and pretty.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are simply beautiful! What a lucky lady to be surrounded by such beauty.

xo, abby

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Georgous! One of my favorite colors.

Linda said...

I am "plum crazy" too...and I loved these plum colored clematis!!!! And the double petunias. You sure have the "touch" and such an eye for beauty!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful gardens with us! I love them.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kate said...

wow!!! super Clematis;))) super Garden!!!!

Sonia said...

I love that Clematis...we live in OKlahoma so mine doesn't look that wonderful! Gorgeous photos!!
Miss Bloomers

Monica said...

Fabulous, fabulous, my heart is dancing thanks to your images!
Monica xo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That plum color is gorgeous!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful images, Carolyn! Your flowers look so much better than mine right now. So much heat, humidity, and lack of rain down here. The poor plants have almost gone dormant! So I truly love seeing the beauty that surrounds your sweet home! :)

xoxo laurie

Georgianna said...

Such a dreamy collection of images, Carolyn! And yes, with so many wonderful perennials in the purple/plum range, I definitely am plum crazy.

I have three Clematis Rosemoor and the color is breathtaking!

Thank you for another lovely tour. – g

Elizabeth said...

I love looking at the picture of your garden! We are in such a severe drought that it is difficult just to keep everything alive. Viewing your pictures is just what a gardening soul needs!

Thank you!

Jan said...

I just love that birdhouse! The clematis is beautiful. Oh how that would look so awesome on my property. Will have to consider planting a clematis next year.