Monday, August 15, 2011

Bloom Day - August

Joining Carol of May Dreams Garden for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Ms. Green Thumb - Jean for Blooming Tuesday.  August brings loads of color to my butterfly garden overlooking the lake.  It is a nice place to sit and enjoy the view and the things that flutter by.  This week we have had loads of dragonflies, butterflies and Gold Finches.  The finches especially love the coneflowers that are starting to go to seed.  We have had some good rain showers this week, which has helped me so much not to be watering as much.  Garden chores continue….  collecting seed, clean up, planting and soon I will be doing a big fall mulch. 

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I am excited to show you I captured one of my beloved blue dragonflies on a rose.  They are everywhere out here, they will even land on your arms while gardening…

Thanks for stopping by….Brooke

10 comments:

  1. Your garden is absolutely beautiful. What a serene spot to sit and enjoy nature! Thanks for sharing your lovely area with us and happy bloom day!

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  2. Lovely blooms! My favorite photo is of the bench flanked in echinacea...beautiful! What a nice place to sit and view such lovely blooms! Happy GBBD!

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  3. Oh wow, your August garden is looking spectacular! Quite envious here.
    Happy GBBD :)

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  4. Your blooms look so nice Brooke. Are you having to water now? It is so dry. I think you might have received a bit more rain than here. Our grass is going dormant. Sigh~~ Happy GBBD.

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  5. I love the photos! Such a beautiful garden, I believe you are so happy.

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  6. Your garden is beautiful! The bench looks inviting.

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  7. Brooke, I love your home and garden. Just beautiful! The pink bush is so pretty; wondering what it is? Glad you got rain. God's watering just seems to work better than city water to make our plants flourish. Plus it's easier and cheaper! lol
    I enjoyed my visit today.
    Blessings, Beth

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  8. What lovely views you have and lovely blooms too!

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  9. Your garden is so very lovely...and I'm so jealous of your dragonflies!

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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