Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to the Garden

                                                                 Hello everyone,
            I thought it was time to share a few garden shots with you . this is the beginning of the garden out by the road. I gave the old door a quick coat of grey(not aqua) paint. I think I need to distress it a little though.
 We have Limelight hydrangeas out here and lots of phlox. A couple of the hydrangeas are not dong well this year though.
   Limelight-I love the greenish color it has when it first blooms.

   Annnebelle also has a lime green color.
           This is to the far left coming in the driveway.
                   An old chair adds interest to a shady bed of mostly hostas.

I have many different colors and varieties of phlox and they add lots of beauty to the August garden.

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday..

Thank you for visiting!




Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful post, such amazing gardens!

IwonKa said...

Your gardern is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Merlesworld said...

I do like your garden posts they are always so pretty.

achter-de-linden said...

Yes the flowers are beautiful! Love your photo's
greetings Heidi

Debby said...

Hi,carolyn! I'm Debby from italy!! I've just found your blog and I'm really,really thrilled: it's sooo amazing and your home is wonderful!! See you soon, a big CIAO, Debby ^_^

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I haven´t seen this side of the garden, with the fence and gate (I think) earlier. I admire all of your lovely blooms. So pretty!


María José said...

Carolyn, your garden is one of my favorites! Lovely!!!
Best wishes.

whiterose42 said...

Hi Carolyn
Happy to have found your beautiful garden! lovely photos of a gorgeous outdoor haven:-)
Have a great day!
Fiona x

Barb said...

Hi Carolyn,
Hydrangas are one of my favourite flowers and your lime/white bushes are gorgeous. The driveway gardens are must smile every time you drive up and down the drive.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

iris said...

tout est parfaitement beau
et lumineux
l' année prochaine je planterais
des Phlox
surtout que c' est une plante
à bientôt

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Even your structural backdrops like fences and garden doors are lovely, Carolyn! Love that willow chair in amongst the plants.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love your gardens. They are just beautiful. I don't always comment but I am wondering if you put chairs and things away for winter and bring them out again in Spring? Or just leave them out.

akwamaryna said...

you have a beautiful garden. I love seeing fotos of your garden!

Madelief said...

Your border looks beautiful Carolyn and I like the old wicker chair standing in between.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Lavender Cottage said...

Very pretty Carolyn. Some of my phlox has not done well, yet my hydrangeas are super this year. Go figure.
It's the wild and wacky weather for sure.

Carolyn said...

Hi Chris,
Yes,we do put most all of our garden 'stuff' in the barn for the winter. The exception is the bigger cement statues.I don't even want to think about that yet--the seasons go by so quickly but especially summer!

Thank you for your visits.


Hartwood Roses said...

What would summer be without hydrangeas? Annabelle is one of my very favorites, followed closely by Tardiva (which can take more sun). Some of my gardening friends keep telling me that I should add Limelight to my collection, but I have to make space first. We have lots of sunshine here, and shady space is at a premium.

Your garden looks like a lovely place to sit and relax.

Lee Caroline said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. I used to have a small garden with over 50 old roses and ramblers but now sadly have a piece of grass the size of a postage stamp. I hope within the next year or so to maybe buy some land and build and have a garden again.

Thank you for sharing.

Lee :)

myflower said...

Ciao Carolyn,

I love every corner in your beautiful garden,the grey door,too!

I visit you every day!!

{oc cottage} said...

LOVE the grey door!

m ^..^

Melanie said...

Your garden is a little heaven on earth. I never tire from looking at your beautiful posts. Thankyou for sharing it's beauty.

Rowan said...

I really like this area of your garden, phloxes are one of my favourite plants, so many lovely colours and they flower for so long.

Katy Noelle said...

So! You do find time to sit and relax in your garden, too, right? How in the world do you decide where to go and where to sit?!!! =/ =]

Bernideen said...

Oh those hydrangeas - it's nice to be big and fat when you are a flower like that!

sweetbay said...

The border with the hydrangea and the phlox is just exquisite.