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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Oh!!! The Drama!

Have you ever walked into a garden and taken a look- no…I mean taken a REALLY GOOD look?


With a quick glance you will notice various colors and plantings around the garden…


…but get just a little closer and you will notice all sorts of things that you don’t see if you aren’t looking! The details on the bloom petals is just so precise…every little petal, or stamen, exactly perfect.


There are some blooms that are simple…and pretty. They boast just the basics. Then there are the intricate and complicated blooms. These are the drama queens of the garden.


When a gardener plants all the different types of flowers. fragrance and foliage, it makes a very nice mix…and a huge statement. Different leaves, colors and textures all mingling together to create a paradise for the senses…


There are variations in foliage plants…solid leaves,


variegated leaves, long/large/small leaves, fuzzy or smooth leaves and ferns.


For me, it is the mixture of the foliage against the pop of color that the blooms offer that grabs my eye.


Different or unique plantings or containers are a huge attraction for me. The old coal cans, cream strainers and cream cans hold a special place in my gardens.


Every planting is special to me. I create my corners, beds and containers from things that mean just a little to me. Some beds have a special plant that a friend gave me, some containers hold a memory of the day I discovered it…and still other areas of my garden have a piece of art in them that adds just a touch of sentimentality to them.


I do so enjoy wandering my gardens on a sunny afternoon, snapping photos to share with you all…I am excited to show all that is growing and changing in my private oasis each day.

Until next time…happy gardening

*)*)*) to my fabulous three…sometimes one man’s mistake is really another’s blessing in disguise.

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artis1111 said...

Your flowers amaze me with the richness of perfection. You are an artist too with your touch of magic that each vinette brings. This year I think you have out done all other years. Hats off to the best. Kathy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I absolutely love your garden. Every inch of it is stunning and all of your flowers are just perfect. It looks so inviting and peaceful. You really do have a green thumb and it shows. Hugs, marty

Beth said...

Hi Tootsie, I enjoyed your post today. I really love the container with the lobelia and pink geranium. You truly are an artist!
Hugs to you, Beth

Bonita Jane said...

Love the garden lights! That is something I really miss, because it doesn't get dark here during our gardening season!!!! Very pretty.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh my! Everything looks just lovely and so healthy.
Thanks for sharing!

Darla said...

Looks good Toots. I have always loved your containter combinations! The night garden is adorable.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Your gardens are so amazing and you should take great pride in them..Thanks so much for your email. I figured with your greenhouse that you grew your annuals from seed. Did you ever sell them like maybe at a farmer's market? I know you plant them in your own yard but I was just thinking that since you are such an amazing gardener that you could make some extra money on your fantastic talents!!

Have a great week!!


gena said...

I click on your blog time and again each post, just to ooooh and ahhhhh at your GORGEOUS gardens ! I show them to my hubby and drool over each detail !!!! I have absolutely NO sun and tons of squirrels and critters that munch on anything that I do manage to grow, so I am in awe and jealous of your garden - lol !

Thank you so much for sharing it - it truly is spectacular !


Joyfull said...

I would absolutely love walking through a garden like that!! Beautiful flowers, gorgeous pictures. Brightened my day!! Blessings to you.

Joyfull said...

I would absolutely love walking through a garden like that!! Beautiful flowers, gorgeous pictures. Brightened my day!! Blessings to you.

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

It's all so true! I like the planter with the blue lobelia trailing down the front. Very nice and your hostas look great!

The JR said...

You have transformed your yard into a paradise.

Ann Summerville said...

Beautiful pictures.

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

It is always a wonderful delight to enjoy your garden and look closely at your pairings and assortments...Of course my favorite was the mixed pot just brimming over with the forget me nots...I can never get enough of those little blue beauties.

Looking forward to FF...Blessings Kelsie

Stacey said...

Your garden is just so beautiful! It's very hot and it's getting hard to keep things alive. I'll just stare at yours some more. :)

Andrea said...

You have a very awesome garden, i can relate to your labors in the past, and seeing these plants evaporates those muscle pains! HOw i wish you have a continuous climate like ours without winter to damage the plants. That way you have perennially magnificent blooms!

siteseer said...

I love that you take the time to really enjoy your garden and not just work in it. I'm finding I just have a little time to weed and need to find more time to actually enjoy :)

momstheword said...

Hey, you put your real name in there! Somehow you will always seem like Tootsie to me. It just fits your adorable personality!

I love your flowers, they are always so beautiful. I wish we lived near because I would love to come over for a fun chat in your lovely garden.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!