Thursday, 14 May 2009

Today's Garden plus

I am still planning to do the follow up 'cat' posts but I need to scan some old photos and have not yet done that.

So in the meantime some photos from today's garden. Beautiful colour contrasts.

































The herb bed is coming back after the winter








Not strictly the garden but I just love these orchids.
The deep pink one has 15 flower heads








Last but not least
Having fun with Oliver yesterday
and yes, I did go down the slide!

19 comments:

nikkipolani said...

Barbara, you definitely have some lovely contrasts in your garden - colours, textures, shapes - wonderful! That clematis looks huge! I have been needing garlic/onion blooms for a photoshoot and am thinking of growing some just for that - very prettily growing in your herb garden.

Vee said...

I love the echo quality of that last photo...so sweet. You're amazing, Barbara! I've got to try and be more like you!

Your garden is truly awake with color and I know that it makes you very happy!

Peggy said...

The garden and photos are beautiful. God works in strange ways. (We Know)So many rainy days gave me a chance to check out blogs. The beautiful flowers help survive the rainy days. With two titanium knees the dampness can make me have the acheys. (Is that a word?) Thanks
Peg

Susan said...

Beautiful as always!
Susan

a woman who is said...

Your garden looks so lush and rich. You have done a beautiful job with texture and color using mostly shrubs.

Yay for a day with Oliver!

Sue said...

Barbara,
I have been away from "blogland" for a few days...got back just in time to see the beautiful views from your garden! Absolutely lovely! And your orchids...WOW!

Thanks for letting us take a peek inside your garden! Hope to see more as the summer progresses!

bennie and patsy said...

Your garden is spectacular in color. Thanks for the tour.
Patsy

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Oliver looks like a cutie. I think your garden is so lovely. You do have such gorgeous colors with those flowers. They are so bright and pretty.

Needled Mom said...

The flowers are all stunning. Isn't it wonderful to see the garden in bloom again?

Glad that you took the turn down the slide with Oliver too.

Deanna said...

Love the pictures of nature. So lovely.

We have been having so much rain that it's almost too wet. Some of our plants are thriving, this is good.

Enjoying your blog.
God Bless,
~Deanna~

Linda said...

Your orchids look fabulous. I've had good luck with them. I thought they would be difficult but, other than taking about a year between blooms, they turned out to be easy.

Elizabeth said...

Isn't this a glorious time of year in the garden.
May is one of the loveliest and most exciting months.

Mike said...

Great to see the colours coming.... inspirational photos Barbara!

Andrea said...

Oh, Barbara, your garden is so beautiful! I love flowers. They are one of God's precious gifts to us.

My husband and I stopped by Home Depot yesterday and bought some pink petunias for our urns that sit near our front steps. I can't wait to go back and buy some roses, etc.

You are so blessed. Continue to enjoy those precious grandchildren. God is so good.

Andrea

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

It would be wonderful to just take a walk around your garden. It is very beautiful and the fragrance must be delightful.

I am glad that you went down the slide. connie from Texas

Sara said...

Lots of pretty color....and I know Oliver loved having you join him in his play! It's also fun to get a peek at the garden I will be seeing in person very soon - yippee!

amyletinsky said...

Gorgeous! I love the pink flowers, in particular. Even though I have no clue what they are called.

Melanie said...

Oh how lovely your potentilla and clematis are out already! I am still waiting. We've been having a lot of rain.

Your garden is so pretty. Thanks for sharing it Barbara.

Bernideen said...

Breathtaking garden and cute boy!