Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Garden

My garden is bringing me so much joy this year! It's been perfect weather for roses and this miniature rose bush has been covered in roses.

I think this is the third year for my patio garden and it is finally looking really nice and makes a very inviting place to go and sit if the sun and shade are right!

 The daisies under the bird feeder have grown so huge! Hmmmm.....maybe there is a reason why.

I'm not being so ambitious with my vegetable garden this year. To get lots of things from it I would really need to invest a lot of time and nutrients into the soil and I'm just not. So, I've focused more on herbs, volunteer tomatoes, pole beans, volunteer sunflowers and a few cucumbers.

My Queen Elizabeth climber is looking beautiful!

And the side of the house is one long, huge, full garden of perennials. I just love it!

For some reason zinnias haven't come up well for a number of people this year so we'll see if I get many of those. I'll have to take more pictures of the front and other side sometime. Nothing too exciting at this point but each season will have something lovely.


Anonymous said...

Your garden is a thing of beauty indeed! I love the daylilies, and that miniature rose is so sweet. Does it live outdoors all the time, or do you bring it inside in a pot for the winter?

If your Elizabeth rose is the same one I've known, it has a knockout scent.

Do you know what I particularly loved, was that photo of the side of your house with all the wooden buildings and grass in between with no fences or walls! Very American. I do miss that opennees sometimes living in Scotland.

I hope the study leave is going very well. x

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It's beautiful!

Manuela has told me I should try knockout roses to see if they would grow in the one part of my yard that gets a little sunlight.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Sweet garden favorites!
My grandfather planted a rose for each member of his family; Grandma's rose was Queen Elizabeth. Thanks for jogging that memory.