Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In the garden

Come walk in the garden with me. After many hot, hot days, my garden has had a sprinkle and seems to be saying Ahhhhh. Let me show you what is in bloom now.

The hydrangeas are in bloom and the color is vibrant. I add coffee grounds around the base all the time and they love this! If you want a deep purple blue give it a try.

I don't know the name of this hosta, I bought it from a local nursery and it was unmarked, but I love the white edge and it provides a bright spot in a shady area.

This peach tree grew from our old compost pile years ago and it has some delish peaches. Now I have been reading up on peaches so I am going to cut back some stuff around the tree and try to get more sunshine in there and possibly feed it too. It looks like this all on its own.
The rhubarb is something I am growing this year and I have already made strawberry rhubarb jam and I want to make up hypertufa and use the leaves as molds. I did one last year and I love the look of it.

My little raised bed with mints, lettuces, basil and Swiss chard and small strawberries.
We have sweet basil, lime basil and cinnamon basil.

Some rosemary and camomile, dill and sage.

This is crocosmia at the back of my herb bed and there are some peonies and false indigo. Along with some tansy and anise hyssop.

Now on Sunday this sweet bear was delivered by Lana and Dave of Winterberry Prims. Their beautiful home is featured in the new issue of A Primitive Place and Country Journal due out on Aug 1st. Lana makes collectiables for APP and this bear is holding the issue my home is featured in, so it is special to me. Let me just say pictures do not do these creations justice. He is beautifly made and just so exqusite. I love him to pieces. Thanks Lana!


~Sara said...

You have such a beautiful home and yard. You can surely see the love that you put into it. Thank you for sharing it with us, I truly enjoy looking at the labor of your hands. Blessings ~Sara

Primsue said...

Your gardens are absolutely beautiful. You can tell that you put a lot of love and work into it - and it certainly shows.

Have a blessed week,

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Oh my goodness..... sigh!!!!!!LOVE taking a walk in your garden like that! Just gorgeous!!

And what fun to have the special bear with your issue! HOW cool is that!!

Have a great week my friend! HUGS!

Angela said...

Walking through your garden's path would have to be the next thing to walking the streets of gold in heaven. Being surrounded by God's beauty and the fruits of your labor, how perfect. Love all the colorful blooms and even the greens are lush and beautiful.
So sweet of Lana and Dave to gift you with the bear. He is precious. Have a great evening
Thru Nanas Window

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Simply loved the walk through paradise with you~ so inspiring!!Beautiful!! A real breath of fresh air~ awe~

My Little Home and Garden said...

My goodness, your garden is wonderful! I hadn't heard of the coffee grounds tip for hydrangeas, so I learned something new.

basketsnprims said...

Donna, your gardens are stunning. I'm so looking forward to receiving my copy of APP, can't wait to see photos of your home. I'll be emailing you soon. Have a great week.

Carla said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing your fantastic garden. I could only dream of one like that.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love your walkway!!!!
Your garden is simply gorgeous. My Mom used to thro the coffee grounds out the back door where her hydrangeas were for decades. I think after a while they were growing in just coffee grounds! LOL