Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wet Wednesday Greetings!



It is a gentle drizzle here this morning. But I did brave the elements to capture some pretty things.... This is "Welcome Home" Rose, a Jackson and Perkins and a "Super-Star" in my border. Even people who "don't do roses, love this one....



It has coral bells planted under it, and it is so pretty right now. You can see a bud opening thru the pink blooms.



As I walked around the house I knew I was being watched. I have a goose family living by the lake. Every year I call them Jon and Kate (plus 8) only they have 9 babies this year. I enjoy watching them and they keep an eye on me too.



The first of my wildflowers out by the road are blooming. This is a blue cornflower. There is a pink kind ready to open too. It is fun to see what comes up, because it was a mix. You can see them from the house, very bright and pretty.



The butterfly garden is greening up and blooming a bit. The orange flags are starts I have coming up (and so hubby will not round-up them as "weeds"!) They all look the same after a bit...lol...



I cannot get over these violas this year, they are still blooming like crazy.



Dorothy Rose Columbine, love the soft "Dusty Rose" Color. My bedroom was this color in the 80's...lol.



Here is a better shot of the blooms. I let the seed last year and have tons of them! But I like the blue-green leaf color. They are good "fillers".



A shot up the front walk. Someone asked what the "grey thing" is? It is a fountain and plant holder. It has 4 loin heads that sprinkle water. It looks a bit rough, some of the grey is peeling off, but I still enjoy it. I will have to try to re-paint it next year, for now, the hostas will cover it soon. Plus my dogs use it as a water bowl! (Have to keep the boys happy!)



Speaking of, Scooby has the idea today. The sound of the rain has lulled him to sleep on the couch. He is quite the show when he sleeps "upside down". He is 165 pounds and snores! He puts me to sleep listening to him of an evening.



One last cheery bloom for you. Can you tell I love birdhouses? I have my hummingbird feeders full, but so far I haven't had any guests....soon!

Have a great day guys.... and thanks for the comments!


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3 comments:

  1. Brooke your gardens are just gorgeous! I love your Dorothy Rose Columbine. How tall does that one get? Just beautiful. My violas bloomed right throught winter with 3 feet of snow on them. I couldn't believe it! In the summer I say naughty things about them but in the winter and spring when they stand out they are very much appreciated - Did I say that?

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  2. Beautiful! Blue Cornflowers reminded me of my childhood. Thanks!

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Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke