Thanks for sharing that. It perked me up on a grey day. You have a wonderful garden Dori! love the paths and the features. hope you are going to post some more pictures! OOps! I just realized that I probably interrupted.. woohooo.. more to come.. (going for coffee and coming right back!)
Dori, what wonderful pics! what beautiful gardens!! I don't know what I like best. the closeup of the lupines..the peachy-pink ones..I love those. the face on your scarescrow is adorable. I want to plant everything you have. of course, I don't have that much space. how big is your garden? (you've probably already said, but I've gotten confused)
Thanks for sharing the beauty of your garden with us. Everytime I see your garden, I love it more. It's so fun to see how fast things change from bare to lush in just a few weeks time. That hammock between the trees must be a perfect place to enjoy it.
Oh my!! Those pictures are wonderful. I needed a distraction and I believe looking at your beautiful garden did it. I especially love the lupines, painted daisies, clematis, iris... how can I choose? Thank you for sharing. You've done a wonderful job!
susan that is where my granddaughter and I sit-we have chairs and a table in there. Going to have to add another chair for my grandson he is 1yr now!
Dh and I made that, it faces the memory garden and there are 2kinds of clematis growing on that and a new dawn rose. Its covered in seed pods right now and looks really cool-have to get a picture today! Oh and it has lights all over it for night time sitting
june garden-Lily time
i have lilies and roses mixed on the left side
WOW! Dori, your gardens are wonderful. I need to revamp and connect mine, instead of having just beds! I love painted daisies too. Has anyone tried wintersowing them? Do you ever have time to rest in that hammock?
NotMartha, WoWWow!!!!! Beautuful. As I look at these pics, my first thought is OMG she has NO WEEDs. I have more weeds in my flower beds than I can pic out. What is your secret? Please share... Please Please.
honestly there are weeds=I do try to stay on top of that but there are weeds!!!
Its called WORK and alot of it-I have put in 10hr days in the garden and I even killed my first mantis tiller
I worked her to the bone and she still ran but was sounding like rice crispys and milk-snap crackle pop!
I till heavily in the spring around all the plants and then i Hoe where the mantis wont fit! I do use roundup on the sidewalks to keep the weeds and plants out(its so sad to kill flower seedlings)I do roundup any weeds that i can!
Its a labor of luv!
i entered some of my pics in the photo contest here-but i dont expect to win! lol
thanks again everyone and I will be posting August soon!
Seeing those pictures has made my Christmas Eve day!! They are incredible and my heart is melting.
Have you heard of those studies where they connect shopping addicts to electrode probes and measure their spiking brain activity, heart rate and perspiration levels to gauge their euphoria levels when they are shopping?? Well, I swear I could have been hooked up and gone off the charts just looking at pictures your garden. Seeing this and knowing it is real..unlike the ones in the magazines is sooo inspiring.
So after seeing the Iris, I had to go out and buy some more for the new part of my garden. I also have my spring lily orders in. Seeing all the beautiful pictures is dangerous for my pocketbook. I wish my yard was large enough for an arbor...maybe a small one somewhere???
I've seen some really effective arbor placements near the back of a yard/garden... it gives the sense that the garden just continues beyone that point and really adds depth as well as archetectural interest... I seem to remember one from a TF show that was angled up near a city garden wall, and then there was a mirror on the wall, partly obscured by the arbor so it wasn't obvious that it was just a reflection and not an opening to another garden "room."
Just Beautiful! Very inspiring. I love the paths and garden art that you have throughout, too. The flowers go without saying ... a dream - to be sure! You have a talent and an artistic eye for colors and textures ... something that I lack. Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos! I wished I lived closer so I could get a real-life tour. I have but a residental lot (small) and big dreams! LOL! Thanks for sharing your gardens with all of us! It was a joy to see! :-) :-)
Thank you for sharing - just came across this during a very COLD winter morning. Can't wait for flowers again - lovely garden and combos !!! (and cute grand kids, which you do not look old enough for, btw )
I'm always looking for inspiration. We're starting on our field this year. My plan is to get all the hard, heavy stuff done before we retire. I'm looking forward to putzing in the garden for many years in my old age. Hubby does help with the heavy lifting and digs most of the big holes for me but I do the rest. I know what you mean. it's tough to do it all. My job gets in the way too much! :-) Helen
Here I am wide awake at 3:00 AM (spam message on my cell phone, and that was the end of my night), cruising Dave's when I spyed your first picture and had to see the rest. Mmmmm, what a wonderful pick-me-up for a nasty cold day in March! I've started planting at this house, but my gardens are only a year old, so I have a lot of work to do. Your pics were such an inspiration...I know it's only a few more weeks 'till I see the green sprouts from what I planted last year. HURRY, SPRING!!
Dori...oh what beauty you have created! Thanks for sharing with us. I've never tried growing Lupines but would like to try those, delphiniums and larkspurs some time. So many beautiful flowers; love the clematis, the iris, the painted daisies. I already forgot what else I saw. So much to see. Ever try to post a slideshow of all yur pictures. I'm computer challenged so have no idea what all is involved in that process but slideshows allow you not to have to click on each picture individually, making it go so much faster for the viewer. You're very creative and keep doing what you are doing in your garden. I like all the fun items you put into it. How old is your Granddaughter? Did you buy nursery plants or plant all that from seeds? Well, I know some are bulbs, but you probably knew what I meant.