Friday, June 7, 2013

Garden Blooms

                                                                Hello everyone,
                    I am just popping in to show you some of what is blooming in our garden now.
                    The lilac above is called Sensation,I like how it is edged in white.

We have many different varieties of lilacs and this one has varigated foliage.
Beauty of Moscow is one of my favorites.
I am not sure which one this is but I like the pink color.

                                           A plum tree peony is in bloom now.
                  A row of lilacs perfumes the garden!                                                                                                   

The lupins are also in bloom now-not quite at their peak yet though.

 Lots of alliums in bloom -they self seed so they are working their way around the garden.
So just a quick peak at some of our garden blooms.

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show Off Saturday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Sandra said...

Hi Carolyn

Just beautiful. Sigh. I spent the day gardening and there is nothing more relaxing and rewarding when you see all the work turned to something so beautiful.


Olá Carolyn,

Como é linda a primavera na Ilha. Me encanta muito. As flores lilás são demais. Eu não conhecia e fiquei feliz quanto vi pessoalmente.

Fico ansiosa esperando suas novas fotos do jardim, mas estou sentindo falta das lindas porcelanas em um chá no jardim .

Um abraço.


Pamela Gordon said...

Those lilacs are all sensational! So beautiful.

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful blooms Carolyn! Your garden is always so pretty. Have a good weekend.


Bernideen said...

I can't decide which post is the prettiest and also, I have so enjoyed your publication!

One Shabby Old House said...

I always enjoy a visit to your garden. I love the pink lilacs too. They are just beautiful. I just spent the week pruning shrubs all around the house. I don't know how you keep up with it all. Every bone in my body hurts and my hands are sore from pulling weed. Gardening isn't for weaklings is it. lol

Susan said...

Ahhhhhhh, all so pretty, Carolyn. It'd be hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Merlesworld said...

You do have some wonderful flowers, your garden must be a picture right now.

Anonymous said...

Lovely combination of colors with fresh greens in the background. If I was in your garden, my brushes will work like crazy !

Have a nice weekend

Haliza Ghazalli said...

I love your garden.....wish that mine is like yours but....the climate does not permit it!

Elzie said...

Beautiful flowers. This season is fantastic!
Have a great day.
Love Elzie

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

La belle de Moscou is my favorite too, sumptuous with all these tender and delicate nuances

Un joyeux bonjour à vous Carolyn.
Hélène Flont ‿ ◕✿

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a beautiful sight, Carolyn! I do love the pinks and purples!

Janneke said...

Your different lilacs look great and the fragrance..... Your garden must be so romantic with all these soft colours in pink, lilac and purple and not to forget your beautiful decorations.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hello Carolyn
well your Lilacs are wonderful :)
nice shots as usual,,,,
and do not miss.....


it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Patty Wiles said...

Oh Carolyn, these are such beautiful blooms! How lucky you are to have such fragrance all around you. Just beautiful!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! You must be in heaven this time of year. SO many lovely varieties of lilac. The white rimmed one is just astonishing.

Cihan said...


Cathy said...

Lovely photos! What a beautiful assortment of lilacs. I love their fragrance, your garden must smell wonderful. : )

Doranma said...

Beauty of Moscow is the best! Regards :)

jill said...

Beautiful photos, I love lilac and its beautiful scent. Your garden is just stunning. Love Jill xx

Karen said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your garden flowers are absolutely divine! I just love lilacs and you display everything so beautifully! Your BlogSpot is such an inspiration and I am anxious to purchase one of your magazines.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
Take care,

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your and Andrew's garden is looking lovely as usual! You do have the lilac touch! Your garden looks so fresh and alive. STUNNING, m'dear! Just stunning! Thank you for showing us the beauty!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

A Garden of Threads said...

It must smell lovely in your backyard Carolyn. My lilac are finished and the peonies are starting as the iris depart. Have a wonderful week:)

Unn said...

Such a beuatiful post,
like dreams...

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Maam Caroly,

I really love reading your post specially with flowers as I am so bad in naming flowers.

I have 2 different kinds of lilacs and I guess, the smaller tree is what you mention the Moscow? I will take some photos when our weather give me the opportunity. It is raining again and it's not funny anymore when we are expecting a great summer.

TY for sharing your knowledge.

Greetings from D´Box,
/CC girl

Nancy Cairns said...

Wow....I just saw your book about two weeks ago, and am in awe. The photography is brilliant, but then look at the subjects.......
I love flowers, photography, and I paint.
Would love to come for a garden tour and bring my camera, if that is allowed.
Now, this morning I see your article in The Guardian, I think you are a celeb for us Islanders.
Carolyn, I have tried to get your book and not sure where it is on sale.
I have never blogged, but you and your wonderful gardens have me hooked.
I live in Stanley Bridge, so am not far from your place.
Have a wonderful day in the garden, Carolyn.

Nan Cairns
Have me hooked.

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Love all the beautiful flowers. Lilacs are one of my favorites. I don't think I can grown them here where I live. I don't think the weather is right but when I can I will buy them because they are so pretty.