Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday Garden Close-ups

When you have finished here I
do hope you will visit Susan
at A Southern Daydreamer.
Outdoor Wednesday posts lend
so many ideas to those who
love to enjoy the landscape...
for any reason.

This is the time of the year
when everything is maturing.

Some things have actually
passed their peak already.

However, I found three wonderful
plants to feature this week from
our flower garden.

I hope you are enjoying
your own garden space
this summer.
It is not too
late to plant.
Chelsea and I stopped by
our favorite plant
nursery this week and
picked up several perennials
at half price.

Some of them look
a bit tired now
but next year they
will grow proud!

I highly recommend a leisurely stroll
around your property to see where you
might enjoy a pop of color next year.
You can get started on that today
while saving big bucks!



Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
I was so happy to see you post the Bee Balm. I used to have a lot of it growing before we moved to where we are now. I miss seeing it....guess I am going to have to go dig some up from where we lived.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Evening, Becky! Looks like your garden grows well! You always have such pretty plants for us to see, and these are no exception. Thanks for sharing and the encouragment about planting now for next year! :-)

Happy OW to you...


Sheila :-)

BittersweetPunkin said...

My flowers are starting to thin and wilt from the EXTREME heat...except for my pansies....they are doing well. I think I may have to replace a few of my blooms before the summer is done....unless of course we get some rain.

Really Rainey said...

Its nice having summer time color! Its so hot here... Its like living on the sun... my happy little herb garden is shriveling right before my eyes... I enjoyed my stroll through your garden tho!
Have a great week.
~Really Rainey~

abeachcottage said...

great pics, love the black eyed susan

g.suzie said...

Your pictures look so professioal, they are great. Happy Outdoor Wednesday and have a great day!

Ebie said...

Not only are the flowers so lovely, the frames are so artistically done. I don't have a garden so I end up taking pictures mostly from the Botanical Gardens.

SmilingSally said...

Past their peak already? Say it isn't so! I love seeing your pretty blooms. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I need more black eyed susan! I planted more of it a few years ago, but I think it got overgrown by other plants....

I love the bee balm - I have seen a deep red color that I would love to add into my garden!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Becky, I love them all....I love flowers...period. But the black eyed susans are my favorite. I almost bought a bunch of these in Michaels (in silk) to make an arrangement. There is something so special about them to my eyes.

Thanks for your kind comments on Bella Vista....you make me smile!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, Well you know that I just love, love, love that Black Eyed Susan print!
♥, Susan

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

It's always so nice to walk out in the garden and see color! We've slowly been replacing many of our flowers with those more native to our area of Florida. The results are so much better than trying to force something to live in our hot, humid, drought-ridden space.

Luckily my plumeria thrives here, but even the hibiscus have done poorly the last few years.

Great tip on buying and planting perennials now for color in the Spring!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I found the most adorable dwarf bee balm last year and it just started blooming it's pretty little head off recently and I love it!

Pretty sepia shot of the BE Susan.

~Susan (not black-eyed)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Some days as I stroll out I say to myself I am NOT going to only shoot flowers.

*sigh* the dear lord created such beauty that I find most of my photo files are of these fantastic creations :)

Yours, typically are divine.

I couldnt help but notice your lovely Hydrangeas-- Do you know of a special way to DRY them? I am having the darndest time getting them to dry pretty for me.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Blue Creek Home said...

Your featured plants are all lovely. And I love the way you frame them in black.

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty flowers!

bj said...

Blackeyed Susans are one of my favorite flowers...

Anonymous said...

Very nice pictures... I just figured out that one of my pics was a Blackeyed Susan afterall! I had no clue what it was! :)

Donna Marie

Mary said...

I love Blackeyed Susans. Your photos are lovely. I was especially drawn to the yarrow. It's such a delicate bloom and the color is like a nursery pink.

yyam said...

Wow! These are beautiful blooms Becky...thanks for sharing...I must take some pics of the blooming flowers in my garden too. :)

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine post!
Joyce M

Vee said...

It is too late to plant here and so most of us have just given up for this summer. Still too wet and a bit chilly for the flowers to really take off. Gardeners are sighing all over. That's why I'll enjoy your garden!

Vee said...

Oh! Glad that you enjoyed being Secret # 2! :D

Brenda said...

My garden looked wonderful and lush until about a month and a half ago. In Texas, we are experiencing very high temps, so not much is growing. I loved the bee balm while it lasted though! The plants you have are some of my very favorites!

Shirley said...

Your garden flowers are beautiful. I try to keep up with mine but a couple of my perennial gardens have just gone to seed and weeds! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Wednesday.

Tootsie said...

I don't have Bee Balm...but I think I might pick some up! this outdoor thing is making my garden budget bigger by the minute! Your photos are wonderful!

~~Deby said...

These are beautiful Becky. I saw neighbors hydrangea today, the color is gorgeous. Although I am not a SUMMER person, because of the heat..oh I love the foliage...

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very, very, very pretty! Thanks for the beautiful pics!