Saturday, June 14, 2008

Oh How I Love The Summer Time..........

Deena, from Can I Be Pretty in Pink, also known as Sweet Annee, is hosting Tour for a Cure today. She asked that each of us show photos from our gardens this year and also post the click for a free mammogram button. Please be sure to visit Deena and check out Mr. Linky for more garden photos. Be sure to click on the free mammogram button just beneath my banner to help a woman get a free mammogram.

This is my Hibiscus.. We got this last year when Dennis's Dad died... It almost died in the winter but it made it and it seems to be enjoying the summer......... Time to repot in a few weeks...

They make beautiful flowers!

Just a mixture of things can be so lovely.........

Oh my favorite......... The peonie! What a thrill..... I want more!

Put them in your house in a little bowl of water......... The fragrance is wonderful!

Oh......My second favoirte , Hydraenga... Mine are blue this year, how did that happen?

I just planted two more........ and I think that ground cover at the bottom is called "snow on the mountain ?" any ideas?

That will go in my house this fall and make great decor!

Have you ever seen Hen and Chicks bloom like this? I bought this for Mom a few months back and it has gone crazy!

I have never seen this ever!

Oh..... These are the Iris from Grandmother's and Mother's garden........ My favorite place to sit.
I can still see Grandmother working her flowers, she is the reason that I love to dig in the dirt!

A rose is a rose by any other name........... This is my climbing Don Juan. My sweet hubby took this picture a couple of weeks ago......... It is full of roses now......... I do love my roses..


Mary said...


I am so glad that you took part in Deena's Tour for the Cure. I love your garden, especially the iris that was handed down from your grandmother. It's wonderful to have plants from those who have gone home.

I have never seen hen and chicks with flowers before. These are very unique.

The reason the hydrangea is blue is because of your soil. I had a blue one but needed acidic soil for it to stay blue. It never did well, turned white and only bloomed once in seven years before it finally died.

I enjoyed touring your garden. So many beauties. Thanks so much for sharing.

Love and hugs for a wonderful day with your Dad.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love the photo of the 'mixture of things''s very artistic and beautiful in your yard!

And I also love your father's day tribute below.

Have a glorious, peaceful Sunday Denise.

JC said...

I just finished reading your June posting to date. WOW!!! What an anointing is on your life. How fortunate I am to have found your site. Thanks for your candor and openess. Your pics are beautiful, its great to be near family and have access to their gardens. I love your peonie and hydrangea. Be Blessed. JC

Deb said...

Oh you have beautiful peony's also. That is my favorite flower, love the fragrance. Your pictures are lovely.
Have a great day my friend:)

Joyce said...

I love your flowers....we can't do the peonies down here...but they are fab! We had TONS of them in our yard in Iowa before we came south. I really miss them.
We just planted a new Hydrangea bush the other day. Can't wait for it to produce.
See ya!

Chris said...

What a pretty pretty post!!! I love all the flowers and your notes. How delightful!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Great tour of beautiful flowers! love the little hen and bitties!

I enjoyed your "what a crew" post, too!

Hugs, Rhonda ;)

Mimi said...

I just loved the tour through your garden...thanks for the stroll...

Angie said...

Spectacular gardens! YOU have a GREEN thumb! Just beautiful!
Had to pop in ---because my week is going to be full...and I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you--I will especially on Thurs.
Love you much!

MelanieJoy said...

Wow Girlfriend! You do have a beautiful garden. You weren't kidding when you said you loved to work in your yard! I don't know what the temp is for you guys but it is HOT here! The heat index today reached 103.

Denise said...

Such beautiful flowers, I love roses.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I love roses too..and hens and chicks!!
Have you seen my awesome news!!
cancer be GONE!!

love ya honey..
and your garden of earthly delights..

Mary Isabella said...

All of the flowers are so beautiful I have hen and chickens but they do not blooom. I also have some of that ground cover but I do not know the name of it....I wish for you a week filled with blessings...Mary

Edge of Design said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I especially liked the rose. Thanks!

NeereAnDear said...

Beautiful garden!... roses ...hen and chicks and hydrangreas...
my favorites

Thanks for allowing me to visit

Do stop by and say hello


Tracy said...

I love your garden! How very gorgeous! Ty for sharing.