Sunday, June 24, 2012

~Terri, Terri, quite contrary ~

Terri Terri Quite Contrary
How does your garden grow?
By leaps and bounds
and a profusion of blooms
and in a blink of an eye it's gone. 

Or at least that's how it seems to me,
as most perennials come to visit for such a short time.
Let's take a look around the garden and see what she has brought us this year
Step inside the garden gate.....
Mr. Wonderful still has to stain the fence 
(boy he loves to hear that)

We moved the arbor here just this Spring, so everything is still in it's infancy stage.
We still have a lot of work to do here. 
And when I say 'we'....I mean 'HIM'. ha ha

I planted the Pink Mandevilla

but the Morning Glory was a volunteer.

'Geurnsey Cream ' Clematis

I even love this Clematis after the flowers are done blooming
These little whirly gigs, are so cute.

 Knockout Rose 'Sunny'
I'm lovin' it.
They burst on the scene in this gorgeous shade of yellow

and then fade to a creamy white

A plant will tell you when they are happy. 
My 'New Dawn' climbing rose was moved to this location 
after the end of her season last year.
She seems VERY happy in this sunny spot.
Here she is at the start of her show

This creamy pink blush color is to die for


'Johann Strauss ' Rose
I love the beautiful soft apricot color
But let me tell you, she's one finicky bush.

But when she's good, she's very very good. of my all time favs
I can never get enough of these big billowy blooms

All of my Peonies are heirlooms, transplanted from long abandoned farm houses
so I don't know their names
Crepe Myrtle 'Natchez'

with her flirty crepe paper blooms

Here we are in the third week of June,
but Spring started several weeks early for us due to the unseasonably warm temps.
So our season is actually much further along than the calender states. It's more like mid-July as far as the flowers are concerned.  Most of these beauties have been here, graced us with their charm and now they are gone.....except for a few

Window box of annuals

Aren't  the green edges on this petunia 'Pretty Much Picasso', pretty much adorable?

Hostas still thrive in mid summer

I love the southern saying
"A welcoming front porch is just good manners."

And St. Francis takes it upon himself to be part of the welcoming committee.
He does a fine job.

He and his rabbit warren of friends.

Hmm....I could have sworn I started out with only TWO rabbits..... oh well

My doorbell

'Bolivian Jew and Bacopa' in urns at the front door

Hope you enjoyed the little tour

So I say to my garden:
Thank you 

I am grateful for the show
I applauded every bloom
though your beauty was  fleeting
and ended all too soon.

See you next Spring


  1. I love the tour of your garden, Terri. Thank you!! Everything looks really healthy and thriving. Be careful of the morning is very invasive in my garden.
    I just left a comment on another blog about the severe thunderstorm we had last Friday: torrential rain, hail, and high winds. My wooden tuteur fell over and crushed all my peonies and phlox. All of my hydrangeas (in full bloom) snapped or flattened. I'm a bit discouraged. Thanks for sharing your garden.
    Have a wonderful week,

    1. Thanks Loi,
      I will watch out for the Morning Glory, thanks.
      I was sad to hear about the destruction in your beautiful garden. I know you are crushed, along with your flowers :(
      We are in the midst of a withering heat wave. I hope it's not a precursor of things to come. Last summer we had a CRIPPLING heat wave of 100 degree temps for a month. Gardens and plants could not survive. Hopefully this will be a short one and we'll have some rain ( no storms!!).

  2. Your garden is gorgeous!! I love all of the pretty different colors! What a beautiful place to sit and read or just unwind after a long week at work... as long as it's not too hot out there that is!

    1. Only early mornings for me!!! You know I hate the heat. But I do love my flowers. :)

  3. You have the most beautiful assortment of flowers, Lizzie. You can tell they're happy to be living at your house, full and bright and boistrous! It inspires me to go out and dig in the dirt more and...oh...well, I'll just enjoy yours! :-)


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