Friday, August 15, 2014

A Tour Around our Mid August Garden

           Happy Weekend!

                                                                         I can't believe it is the middle of
                                                                         August already!
                                                                          We have had a lot of hot sunny days
                                                                       through out July and early August but
                                                                       lately we have had some good rains to
                                                                      keep our garden green.

                                                                      Jackimani Superbra on posts 

            The double hollyhocks are
 still blooming.
                                                               I love this color /plant combo
                                                              phlox,beebalm and a garden loosestrife.


                                                              I like to have a few dahlias in the garden
                                                              for bouquets since they bloom until

                                                                        This is the only oriental lily left in our
                                                                        garden since the arrival of the lily beetle
                                                                        about 10 years ago..I love the fragrance!
                                                                          The Hillside Garden.

                                                                 One of our tour groups from Japan this week.

                                                                       We have a 3 week break in tours from Japan
                                                                        before starting up for the Fall season.
                                                                Wishing you a wonderful weekend!



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your gardens are so lush and full of life and colour- just beautiful.

I think it is so neat you get so many tours from Japan....are they coming from cruise ships or how?

Carolyn said...

Hi Michele,
I think it is neat too! They fly here from cruise ships.
It is all arranged through local tour companies.
Have a lovely weekend!

angie said...

wunderschöne blumen,- und gartenbilder!!! ich liebe die hortensien!!! alles liebe von angie

Lynn said...

I love visiting your blog. It's such a joy.

Cindy said...

I just love looking at your garden and getting ideas. Have you ever posted a plan of your gardens?

Jennifer Schmitz said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. Everything in bloom at once and it looks great! So pretty!

Mughetti Fresie e Tuberose said...

Straordinariamente meraviglioso!!!
Da restare con gli occhi sbarrati!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Just beautiful!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Absolutely Awesome! A garden like that takes a lot of time and commitment . The reward is breathtaking! You truly take time to smell the roses! Thanks for the tour! Have a great weekend!

Nancy Reinke said...

Gardens usually wane in August, but yours certainly is the exception. It's gorgeous, Carolyn. ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

Brooke Kroeger said...

So beautiful Carolyn!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! I can see that you don't seem to be having the non-blooming hydrangea problem that a few bloggers have mentioned. Even mine - out of the three bushes I have only one bloomed this year. But my neighbor next door, it looks like all hers had blooms, so who knows what is going on.

Netty said...

Your gardens look amazing and so inspiring :)

Madelief said...

Your garden looks beautiful Carolyn! There is still so much colour. It must be fun doing the garden tours. All those happy faces :-)

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Gartenmalereien Stephanie said...

WOW this great shot's again,i love your garden!
yes we had also a lot of rain, was it a summer...? hmm not really, pitty because now it's autumn. nice greetings from Zürich xxx Stephanie

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Jann Olson said...

Simply Breathtaking!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Your gardens are just breathtakingly gorgeous. I have been to some botanical gardens that are not as gorgeous as your garden.


iris said...

quel jardin magnifique
comme il doit être agréable
de le visiter
merci de cette visite via le net
c'est déjà une compensation
edith(iris) France

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely garden
and a joy to see your photographs

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your garden is so very charming, Carolyn! I love the photos and am jealous of the visitors - maybe some day! Do your Hostas take full sun? I have a hard time with them here - they get burned by the them so much!
Have a great week,