Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In and Around the Picket Fence

                                                                 Hello everyone,
        I hope your week is going well. It is a busy one here as we are getting ready for the Downton Abbey              Tea here on Saturday but I thought you might like to have a little peek at the garden.
          I took these shots this morning and they are all in or around the picket fence area coming up to the                  door of our home. Our barn is in the background.
                                                   We have many different varieties of phlox blooming now.
                                            Also,lots of daylillies in many different sizes and shapes.
                                               On the outside looking in both here and below.

  Here we are leaving the picket fence garden  and heading toward the hillside garden and the south beds.

Hope you enjoyed a little peek around the picket fence-sometime soon I will show you the rest of the garden but for now I better get out there and do some deadheading and tidying up.
Tomorrow morning my daughter is coming to help with some baking and I have spent a few hours already getting some baking for the tea into the freezer -hoping for a perfect day!

Thank you for visiting,


Miss Jane said...

Hi Carolyn, I love your garden and all your photos! I wish to visit your home! Have a nice tea party!
Greetings from Italy:)

Unknown said...

How beautiful!!! I can only dream of a garden such as yours...
Hugs, Gee

chateau de fleurs said...
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chateau de fleurs said...

Carolyn its just amazing, You are such an inspiration to all of us! Christie

Karen said...

Just dreamy!

Bernideen said...

Very smart to freeze things! I did the same for my company last week or I could have never done it! We would have had to eat much later!

Bernideen said...

I go sidetracked about the freezer and forgot to say how lovely your garden is right now!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your gardens are looking wonderful! I wish you a delightful Downton Abbey Tea this coming Saturday! Looking forward to see photos! :)

Life can be Lovely! said...

Gorgeous images..as always!
Carolyn,my hubby and I love your beautiful garden and get so inspired by your photos.
Thank you..

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
It is always such a pleasure to stroll among your blooms:-) I have always admired your Annabelle Hydrangea and found a pair at a plant sale and hope they are as lovely as your when they grow up. I also have been meaning to tell that I bought your book and it is gorgeous, so fun to see your pics big! Very well done, congrats again!
Hope your Downton Abbey day is perfect!

Angela said...

Lovely gardens! Your flowers are glorious!!

Susan said...

Dreamy, Carolyn. Hope the tea is fabulous, too. Thanks for sharing your little spot of paradise on earth. Susan

Judy said...

Absolutely beautiful...your garden is amazing...I love all the details, and each area surrounding your home is accounted for with gorgeous pockets of color! I LOVE IT! Your design is very inspiring.thank you..

brandy1 said...

Beautiful, best wishes for your Downton Abbey Tea party.Will look forward to seeing some photos. I would love to be there. Shirley N.Z.

Our photos said...

I love your garden and all your photos!

Cibo95 said...

I love your garden ... would be nice to be your guest on Saturday ... but, I'm to far away ;-)

Cheers. Steffi =(^.^)=

Janneke said...

Your picket fence garden looks gorgeous, it is one sea of flowers.
With you a lot of success and fun Saturday.

Fines-Cottage said...

a beautiful dream garden ♡♥♡♥

Marie Arden said...

Oh you have such full garden beds so pretty! Also loved the post on Annie Sloan paint colors. Have a fun week and pink thoughts!

Katy Noelle said...

Your garden is an absolute marvel, Carolyn!! Always... so beautiful! =)

I wish you every success and just a ton of plain ol' fun with your tea!! =)


erin's art and gardens said...

oh carolyn...your gardens are everything i wish my gardens could be....spectacular! unfortunately, the deer have done major damage with my phlox again....i may be giving up with trying to grow it. the deer have won again. thank you so much for sharing your little slice of heaven on earth. i so enjoy seeing whats bloomin up there. have fun with your tea (can't wait to see pictures of that too).

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
wonderful pictures.
The lots of flowers,
so beautiful.
Greetings from Germany

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
wonderful pictures.
The lots of flowers,
so beautiful.
Greetings from Germany

Lella said...

spettacolare! una gioia per gli occhi questo giardino! un vero angolo di paradiso.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Enjoyed this lovely, lush and colourful portion of your garden very much, Carolyn.

Thank you.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, what can I even say, Carolyn? Your gardens are a feast for the eyes and music to my soul. What an incredible place to live! Do you care for all those gardens yourself or do you have help?

xoxo laurie

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Wow, that would be a fabulous tea and your beautiful garden is perfect for it. It looks stunning. I hope the day is sunny and warm for the tea. Good Luck.

herronme2@yahoo.com said...

You actually live in heaven on earth! With temperatures reaching 100 here in the south and sad plants on my porch you make me yearn to move north!I've never seen such a beautiful garden.Thank you for sharing.

Beth said...

Your garden is looking AMAZING, Carolyn. You have a designer's touch and it shows in your home and gardens. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Your garden is spectacular! Every plant is robust and heathly. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I just love coming over to your gardens for a cyber visit! I always feel so refreshed and inspired after wandering your gardens for a bit! :D
Beth P

gartenmalereien said...

Oh Carolyn
your garden is just a Dream, you must have a fantastic soil there.
Lovely compositions to....wow

My soil here is very difficult, i thry with organic food but nevertheless...

i whises you a beautiful weekend