Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunshine, finally……


After a couple weeks of rain, sunshine looks pretty good!   So, I thought I would take advantage of the moment and take a few photos of our backyard flower beds.  Our backyard isn’t very large, it is about 40 feet deep and 90 feet wide and borders a city park.

IMG_2453 This space is between our house and the neighbors.  The dark burgundy shrub/tree is an Elderberry, the bright green plant is oregano and the tall pink flowers are foxglove.  The tall grass on the left is a grass called Karl Forrester.

IMG_2455 This large, heritage rose is called Sally Holmes and is covered with huge clusters of single white blooms.




My funky gate has been painted many time and many colors.  Now, it sits in a flower bed surrounded by Hostas, hardy geraniums, foxglove and ferns.










This beautiful rose is called “Westerland”.









The rose arbor is coved by the yellow Abraham Darby rose and the pink is Compassion….in the background is the orange rose, Westerland.












This is a peony aptly named “Bowl of Beauty”!







IMG_2464More happiness…….the birdbath sits in the middle of blue Campanula, a mini-rose and dianthus, some more foxglove, ferns and geranium.  Yes, there is even room for a little patch of lawn, too!!!

I’m linking to A Southern Daydreamer's Outdoor Wednesday #179.


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your gardens are beautiful. I like the gate too! I have wanted one for a while now.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why you keep such an extensive journal of your garden and gardening. I would never even remember all the flowers, but I know you would, since you used to work with flowers. This is a one glorious post.

Julie said...

So much color going on in your backyard! It is so pretty...just what I would imagine a mixed media artists yard to look like!!! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour of your garden - I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers.

elle said...

Now I know I need to paint my garden gate!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures of your garden! Thank you for sharing!

Carolyn Dube said...

Floral happiness in your backyard!! Such magnificent colors and I love your painted gate!!