Thursday, May 29, 2008

Gardening






I found myself puttering in the garden today after taking Otis and Riley for a walk. It was a beautiful day and after all the rain we had yesterday, there were plenty of weeds to be pulled.








I have an abundance of black-eyed-susans coming up and they're spreading everywhere. They will brighten up the garden later in the summer.


















The purple verbena is spreading nicely.



The violets are spreading too, in fact I pulled a bunch up, otherwise they'd take over the whole garden!


The rose campion looks so pretty next to the rosemary.
I planted some flowers in pots ~ this is a New Guinea Impatien,

and a few more pink geraniums.


Notice the pretty white blooms on the nandina bush.


And...look who came to visit!

My little friend, the hummer.





11 comments:

Jan said...

I love hummingbirds and flowers and gardens. You tickled me this afternoon. I just came in from weeding the garden. Your weather is way ahead of ours, but it is getting there. Thanks for sharing these awesome pics. I read some of your bio, and we have so much in common. I think if you would have just put Spitfire Grill in the movie section, we would have been a perfect match in that area. Bye Donna.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garden is looking wonderful Donna! I love black eyed susans..
Penny

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Donna, Your garden just looks gorgeous!... & I love your opening photo!! After spending the last two days "summerizing" a client's home, I feel the garden tugging at me!! Hopefully will be able to spend the weekend outside!... if I get it looking as nice as yours, I may even post a few pictures! Enjoy the next few days!....Heidi :)

Beverly said...

Everything looks beautiful, and a girl just can't have too many pink geraniums.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Your garden is just lovely! I love the lushness of it. I can't wait to be able to divide and spread around all my new perennials! I must start dreaming up my next sign! :-) Rosie

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, your garden is looking beautiful. Isn't it the truth, weeds seem to come up right away. Funny, seems to be the first thing to grow in every year....weeds!! I love Black Eyed Susans, I have a bunch of them myself, alone with Cone Flowers, they are easy care and such a pleasure. Enjoy your lovely garden.

Paul Sears Photography said...

Your garden is beautiful! I do a lot of blog surfing for inspiration for my photography. I wish I had any knack for gardening though... I can't even seem to keep house plants alive.

Donna said...

Ahhh...a Hummingbird!!! Already? Wow! I love all your pictures...beautiful yard!! Happy weekend Girl!hughugs

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Donna, I always enjoy garden tours. You were talking about plants taking over. Last year I transplanted some hosta and just one little slip of vinca was caught up in the hosta. Wow! That vinca must have loved where I planted it because it's spreading like wildfire and has the biggest healthiest leaves. I had to trim it back yesterday evening. Hope you are having a fabulous day. ~ Lynn

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, I love your rose bud paintings below...they came out just beautiful. Is this a new banner?? How did I miss it, it is awesome, I just love it.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your garden looks wonderful Donna. I bet those black-eyed Susan's are spectacular when in bloom. You have inspired me to take a ride to the nursery to pick up some plants and potting soil to do my planters. Oh, and your little friend the hummingbird is just so lovely.