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Friday, June 5, 2009

A Stroll In The Garden


Come take a stroll with me through my gardens. I love the color of that window, and that statue. I've been told he is either St. Francis, or St. Fiacre. Either way, I like him so much that I have two!

I made this birdhouse when the Purple Martin house that I had up there became infested with bees and started to rot. This is right by the property line, where my neighbor doesn't weed, so I had Liz (daughter) Photoshop some of the wild shrubbery! I wish I could remember the name of this clematis...


This clematis is finally staring to wind it's way up the windmill. Liz hates the windmill, because she thinks it makes the yard to farmy looking. I love it, and I guess I should have taken a picture of the whole thing. Ah well, next time!

This is one of my favorites, above, Corydalis Lutea. It blooms from April 'til hard frost. It's a perennial, can you believe it?!

Love the native Columbine too.

Lotsa violas, and a rooster!

Dames Rocket blooming profusely by the lamppost.

A friend made this pot out of a tortilla warmer, so that it goes around an umbrella pole.


I will be leaving Saturday for the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and my mother and I will be staying in a cottage by the lake. She was born and raised up there, so we always look forward to this trip, as we have alot of relatives there. I will be gone for a week, so this last picture is how I better find these flowers when I come back!! This is probably 25% of the annuals that I usually plant, but I didn't want to overwhelm my family by expecting them to keep it all alive! Oh, and just so you know, there is NO WIFI, AND NO CELL SERVICE!! I need to use a pay phone when I want to call home. But it's good antiquing and garage saling up there, so wish me luck, and you all have a great week!

13 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

You have fun in OUR beloved state.

I'm so blog-addicted that I spend at LEAST two hours every day in the Hayward Public Library JUST SO I CAN BLOG!!! (Free WiFi there)

Like I said - - - addicted.

Keetha Broyles said...

Silly me - - - I FORGOT to comment on how lovely your gardens are - - - and they are that, LOVELY!!

barncat said...

Loved the stroll through your gardens!

farmlady said...

Your garden is beautiful. That first photo of the periwinkle clematis is so lovely. What a beautiful color it is.
Have a good vacation1

Cindy said...

The gardens are great! I had my husband leave one fencepost up from a fence he just took down. I have a couple birdouses that I want to affix to it. You should check out my blog....at the bottom of the page is an adorable video of something hilarious our toddler grand daughter (from Wisconsin) did in regard to me singing the Nebraska Cornhusker song!

katillacshack.com said...

Hi Carol-your flowers are gorgeous...the door is fun too! And I like that red rooster...

love, kelee

SueLovesCherries said...

From one garden lover to another, I applaude you!

Susie said...

I hope you have a lovely time in Wisconsin.
All the personal touches you have in your garden gives it a real character. I love it. We tend to have gnomes in our gardens here in England so to see a saint is a real novelty!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Have a wonderful trip and thanks for the tour of your yard! (and you are a smart cookie to wait on those annuals...I'm always worrying about my family watering when i am away)

Jessica Morris said...

You garden is beautiful! You've put a lot of work into it, it should be shown off! Thanks for the tour! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your clematis. I can't ever get it to grow.

oodlesandoodles said...

I have been trying to remember the name of that corydalis and all I could remember was lutea - glad you have some! I love that stuff.

SugarPlumFairy said...

I was actually just wondering today how that pot that goes around the umbrella works... what's going to happen in the winter when we put all that stuff away? You're going to have to dig up that poor plant!