Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Welcome Summer!

                                                                         Hello everyone,

                                            With the arrival of summer the garden is thriving
                                            and full of the wonderful fragrance of several
                                            Korean Lilacs just coming into full bloom.


                                                                   I made a few changes in Martha's Garden
                                                                   this year. I painted this yardsale find a
                                                                  French blue color and I think it gave them
                                                                  a lift.

             This small enclosed garden is one
             of my favorite parts of our garden. 

                                                             I brushed on some of the same paint
                                                             on the old shutters and put an old iron
                                                            crib for a bench under the window.
                                                                 I think it has a French country
                                                                 garden look now.

                                                                A little garden fairy
                                                                reading her book.


                                                                   Miss Kim ~Korean Lilac has a
                                                                  wonderful fragrance!

We have several tours from Japan in 
the next few days......a couple of days
on the weekend we have 3 tours each day.
In between tour days we have upkeep to
do and hopefully some down time! 

All our tours are booked through a local
tour company and are mainly
people from Japan.

However, when things slow down a
bit later in July I will have a couple
of open garden evenings and I still
plan to have an Afternoon Tea Party
in August but more on that later.

Happy Summer!



Unknown said...

So beautiful Carolyn... love all your hostas and ferns too. Very lush! Would love to visit your area and garden one day~~ Hope you will share it at Home Sweet Garden.... http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/06/home-sweet-garden-party-624.html

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your garden has magic, Carolyn - all your labor and hard work has certainly paid off.

I am happy so many get to see your gardens...and that you have a special little garden (Martha's Garden) that you can have a little get away too.

LOVE that old metal crib, it looks right at home. Love your blue painted shutters and bistro set too. Bravo.

Happy Summertime, ma'am!

Susan said...

Love the way everything looks, Carolyn.

You have your little piece of paradise on earth. Susan

Mua_xuan_nho_nho said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I want to follow your blog and hope you will keep sharing it. Tks.

Unknown said...

Hi Carolyn,
the place under the window is very nice, a little bit secret :-)
I see you'll have much work next time and i wish you good luck
for this performances.
Hugs Olga

Cindy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Your lilacs are just stunning and must smell like heaven.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your garden looks very lush and beautiful, Carolyn. Love the lilacs. You sound like you're quite busy these days. Take care and thanks for sharing your little bit of paradise.


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

It's very lovely, Carolyn. I do think that the color change you've made on the table and chairs and the shutters is wonderful. I am loving the bed under the window as well.

Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.


Madelief said...

Your lilac bushes look beautiful Carolyn! Such pretty colours.

Love the French blue you chose for your garden set too. It enhances the colours of your plant!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Marie Arden said...

Everything is so lush and pretty. I hope you have a lovely summer in your garden. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Beth said...

You have an amazing garden, Carolyn. It is so beautiful. Your little touches of garden art add to it too. Such a labor of love, and I'm glad you share its beauty with others.