I am joining the very talented Pam Richardson at Everyday Living today for her Gardens Galore Link Party. Gardening is one of the true joys of my life. We have had record rainfall in May with little sunshine so my garden has a way to go. The flowers need more sunshine.
Besides lots of flowers and nice shade trees, my garden includes a swing, a fire pit with two adirondack chairs, a cinderella arbor, statuary, and a small patio. My Mother left me an old glider and I had a bench I wanted to use in my garden. We built a beautiful patio of colored stamped concrete for this purpose. It has an unusual shape that fits nicely in the area. It took us a bit to lay it out. There are lots of trees including evergreens that make beautiful backdrops. I am all about the flowers, birds, rabbits, and the butterflies. Let’s head out to my garden….
This spring a beautiful indigo bunting came through for a visit. Look where he perched!
These blue iris standing very tall are breathtaking.
I had some beautiful blooms before so much rain came and I am glad I kept the camera handy. The columbine was so beautiful next to the pink hydrangea.
My day lilies are doing very well. I have six of these that make a nice border.
Knock out roses provide lots of blooms.
Bearded iris transplanted from Mother’s garden.
The indigo bunting checked out the feeders and then flew away. I hope he will be a frequent visitor.
This blooming tree just outside my fence gave me much joy in early spring.
Our garden is divided into several sections but all flows together. My swing gives me lots of happy times. This year I planted climbing honeysuckle on both sides of the swing. I expect it will almost climb to the top by next year.
Mother gave me this old glider and we had a bench so we needed a patio. We designed a shape and then used colored stamped concrete. We are so happy with it.
I planted two climbing roses for the arbor. Their blooms are amazing and they are growing so fast.
A new hydrangea for the garden.
Roses blooming. Took these pictures yesterday afternoon.
We are getting ready for our new mulch but the roses are beautiful.
This was taken last year-the roses, the salvia and the sedum were all flourishing.
Two of these on my wooden fence.
The arbor is a wonderful place to set up an outside table and enjoy an evening in the garden.
Thank you for taking this tour of my garden. It is a work in progress. I have my gloves and trimmers handy to do some deadheading today. Pam, thank you for the opportunity to join the party.