Friday, June 28, 2013

Allee Garden

                                                     Hello everyone,
       It was an overcast morning here with a promise of rain so I wanted to take a few shots of our allee garden before it got wet.
   The Miss Canada lilac on the left is still putting on a good show and the Miss Kim on the right as well ~ both have a lovely fragrance.The Walker's Low Nepeta is just coming into bloom here although in our Chelsea Garden it is in full bloom.The roses at the end are also in full bloom now.
                             The old wheelbarrow got dressed up with wave petunias.
                                    Miss Canada up close and personal.
                                       The Enkianthus shrub is blooming at the north end of the allee. I love the pretty bell shaped flowers and so do the bees.
                                      I have a weekend bouquet or two for you!
                                   A vintage McCoy and hobnail vase with peonies.

  •                           A Sarah Bernhardt peony in an aqua hobnail vase.
                           This is a long weekend here in Canada as Monday is Canada Day. We have a couple of tours from Japan and we are planning a family event for Monday so I hope to be back here on Tuesday.

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

Have a good weekend and thank you for visiting.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Garden Beauty and Lucy

                                                             Hello everyone,
                              I hope your week went well. It certainly went by quickly here.I would like to slow down the season now so can enjoy all the lush beauty awhile longer but alas time will not stand still! Above is the door to the boathouse and I am still tweaking the inside.
                     One sunny day last week I was happy to have met Lucy as she came for a visit all prettied up in her vintage kerchief. Lucy is so sweet-don't you think she looks adorable?
                                         She made a nice addition to the porch!
                                                        Breaded Iris
                                               Siberian Iris
                                      A longer view of the south beds.
                                                     Early morning by the 'Gardener's Cottage'.
                                                Spirea by picketfence

Josephine clematis

                                                  Oriental poppy.

                                           Early morning from the veranda

                                               Martha's Garden

   Hope you enjoyed meeting Lucy and having a little peek at some of the garden beauty.

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

            Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Peony Time in our Garden

                                                               Hello everyone,
         It is peony time in our garden so I thought I would quickly share some of photos of them with you.The two peonies on either side of the arbor are from my Dad's garden and he got them from his parents garden.I have had them for many years and have divided them several times over the years and moved them around the garden. I have 3 different varieties from my Dad so of course they are special to me.

         We have over 100 peonies and many different varieties so unfortunately I have forgotten the names of some of them.

Some beautiful bouquets of our peonies.

                                    Bowl of Beauty is the front peony and it is a beauty!

Now, I better stop admiring the peonies and get ready for our garden tour this afternoon-it looks like it might be a wet one though so umbrellas will be the order of the day.

                 Hope you  have a good day!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pink Tea on the Veranda

                                                              Hello everyone!
                       We are having some amazing summer weather here and I am enjoying all the wonderful fragrance of the Korean lilacs and the Preston lilacs as well as the roses and peonies. The garden is full of the songs of so many birds right now.
                                We eat out here all summer as it is screened in and on the south of our house with a nice view of the gardens and I can't tell you how amazing it smells right now with the Korean lilac (Miss Kim) in full bloom right behind our table.Our veranda/porch will seat about 24 people so it is well used!
                                 One of my favorite desserts this summer is Sour Cream Raspberry Coffeecake.It is just sweet enough but not too sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth!

                                          Hope you can sit for awhile and enjoy the a piece with of it with your tea!
                                     The peonies are all popping into their magnificent beauty. I must get back out to the garden and pick a big beautiful bouquet!
                      We have about 100 peonies in our garden so there is no shortage for bouquets!

                         On a different note, I bought this pretty hot chocolate set a few weeks ago at Coulson's Antiques in Summerside- I love it!
                      These were taken a few weeks ago when the French lilacs were in bloom.
  Well,I must get back to the garden but you can linger on the veranda with your tea if you like!

      I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

    Thank you for stopping by,