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Garden Fun...

Our gardens are moving into summer, with lush growth and flowering!  I found this whimsical metal sun ornament for my sunny perennial bed~ he turns in the wind and seems to look over the garden!  Many  of the flowers are just getting ready to bloom...I'm especially anticipating the lilies, with their beautiful colors and intoxicating scents...

This dianthus is beginning to bloom...

As are the roses all around the yard...

I love this delicate pale pink climber...

Sage is opening its purple spikes...

and the petunias are beautiful in baskets everywhere...

this is my favorite color combo this year...

and at the base of that twig planter, this little viola popped up...

It's a beautiful day here today...I'm headed out to play in the gardens for awhile...

I'm linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Flora Thursday

Until next time...


  1. those are too pretty! I love the sun!

  2. Beautiful flowers blooming around you! Love the tour!

  3. A lovely garden tour. Your metal sun remind me of a sprinkler a local shop had in the shape of a sun that spun around. Unfortunately, they had no more left and wanted to keep the last one.

  4. Linda, what beautiful flowers. I love the twig basket.

  5. Linda, I love those purple petunias accented with the white/yellowy ones. You have a lovely garden.


  6. You have beautiful gardens!

  7. Hi Linda,
    Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the petunias. I have dianthus in putting bouquets of it all thru the house! thanks for following! I am a follwer of you, too ! :)

  8. It's clear from those pictures that you put alot of heart and soul into your beautiful yard Linda. I love this time of year. It's so fun to see the transformation in my blooms from week to week. Your gardens are just gorgeous!

  9. Linda,
    Everything is so lush and pretty. Thanks for sharing your garden. Look forward to seeing more :)

  10. The piddly pics I took today may get deleted after seeing your great flowers and yard. Just beautiful and more to come. But go see the ideal house and take some pics for me, it is too hot to stay in the garden all day! Lezlee

  11. what a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful flowering plants. Everything is so green.

  12. I'm loving the photos of your garden/flowers! So green and colorful! The metal sun is so cool too! It's already triple digits here...getting too hot already!

  13. Hi Linda! You gardens are looking so lush and green and I don't see the sad sight of nibbled down hostas and astilbe and pansies that I am seeing in my own yard....The deer have been having a feast! Or perhaps it's the bunnies, as they seem to be especially abundant, this year. Thank you for stopping by P&H and I will look forward to visiting you, again soon! xx Suzanne

  14. I so enjoyed the tour of your lovely garden!! My favorites are the yellow and purple petunias in the twig planter. I'm using that same color scheme in my flower boxes on my potting shed. I would love to get out and work in my garden, if it would ever stop raining!! Have a great weekend!!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Oh Linda! i love your gardens! what a green thumb you must have, the passion and beauty is so inspirational!

    that purple and yellow planter! wow! stunning...i would love to set up an easel there and paint en plein air! what a delight!

    thanks for sharing.....and also for stopping in to see me too!
    enjoy your weekend!

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  16. Hi dear Linda,
    beautifull garden, -I love your roses, and and Petunias.Such wonderfull colors.
    I can see you uses much time in your wonderfull garden, it is so very lovely.
    Happy friday and week-end, to you sweet Linda.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  17. so pretty! thank you for linking up to my party! I love seeing blooms this time of year (cuz i have nothing)!! Do you know what type of Rose that is? it's so vibrant!

  18. Hi Linda... your gardens are so pretty!... I am so in love with roses, and yours are gorgeous!... and that is just so sweet that little viola popped up under your twig planter... I love special surprises in the garden like that!... xoxo Julie Marie

  19. PS - curious what garden zone you are in?

  20. beautiful garden, congratulations, kisses, mely

  21. Oh Ya those flowers are so pretty

    I picked some peonies last night before the rain got them

    and I have one rose bush , small bush blooming


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