Wednesday, July 10, 2013

While I was Visiting the Island, my Garden was coming into Full Bloom

During the past week I have had many plants come into bloom.  Here is a long shot of one side:




Among the hosta along this path, I have mostly yellow-gold daylilies and red carpet Asiatic lilies....
I really enjoy the one clump of Elijah Blue Fescue grass that I have in this garden:
I have had it for about three years and it has never bloomed. Maybe the third year will be the charm.


As you pass through the arbor, I have some pink Manhattan Asiatic lilies and white Feverfew:
 
If you continue down the walking path, you will come to a nice big clump of Manhattan lilies:


There is also a nice clump of Sweet William on the opposite side of this path:



On the opposite side of the Arbor Gardens, I have some 
Astilbe blooming.
 

This is the best my garden will look for the whole summer.  It is sad that it only lasts about 10 days.




30 comments:

  1. Zoey your gardens are exceptionally lovely this year. Rain this year sure made a difference for you vs drought last year. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Thanks, Cher. I do love the rain and the cool temps!

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  2. I really like how all of your lilies are adding such wonderful pops of color to your garden. It is beautiful. It looks like you have been having a great summer.

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    1. thanks, Stacy. My garden & I both love the cool temps and all the rain.

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  3. Zoey- You have one of the most beautiful private gardens I have ever seen. They are just works of art and all your love and dedication to them shows! xo Diana

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    1. Awwww, thanks, Diana, for that kind comment!

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  4. I know I've said it before...I would have a hard time going inside, if I had your garden. I would find a shady spot and take my tea and a good book and just take in all the beauty around me. It's not as nice, but going on this tour was wonderful.
    Balisha

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    1. On the weekend I often take a magazine and sit at the table in the wooded area. The problem is that I can never sit for long. I will see a grass head or some other weed and jump out to get it... before I know it I have a whole bucket full of weeds!

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  5. Oh lady!! It is just so beautiful! Your space makes me happy! I hope you are enjoying your blooms!

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    1. I am enjoying them! Especially since we have had enough rain to keep the grass green. Brown grass ruins the garden!

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  6. I know you put a lot of work into your gardens and it really shows! They are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Barb. I really don't have to do too much work this year. I would say less than 3 hours a week keeps them in decent shape.

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  7. Oh, it's spectacular!!
    I would NEVER leave during that.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I wish I had two weeks off during this time so I could enjoy them more. During the week I take a peek from the bedroom as soon as the sun comes up, and then around 5 pm I might take a walk through the paths. That's about it until the weekend.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL!! Wish I had you in my neighborhood!

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    1. What fun it would be to live near my long-lost Sista!

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  9. Wow...it's really like everything is blooming simultaneously...you must be overwhelmed!

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    1. Hi Scott,
      Yes, it does all seem to bloom at one time. I do have another rush or red daylilies that will bloom a bit later, so everything is not quite done.

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  10. Your garden looks fantastic, Zoey! The pops of color throughout are stunning.

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  11. Thanks again for this peek into your beautiful garden, Zoey. You work so hard to have this happen..I'm all for finding a shady spot in your garden with a good book and a cool drink.

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    1. I just added a couple of spots that would be perfect for that, Betty.

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    2. Oh if only I could be down in a jiffy:)

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    3. Oh if only I could be down in a jiffy:)

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  12. Your garden is really amazing, Zoey, just like you! Do you also continue your crafting and quilting at this time of year or is that a winter activity only?

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    1. I don't do much quilting and crafting during the summer, LostRoses. I used to do it year round, but age has a way of reducing one's energy...not to mention the job demands.

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  13. Wow- your garden is just fantastic!

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  14. I finally came over for a visit! Your gardens should be in a magazine! Wow! I love all the different colors, textures and plants. Visually wonderful!
    My gardens, not so much. Half my yard is muck from too much. My shrubs like hydrangeas love it! I am glad I mulched a lot of the areas, but I have a lot of weeding to do when our heat wave goes away.

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  15. I finally came over for a visit! Your gardens should be in a magazine! Wow! I love all the different colors, textures and plants. Visually wonderful!
    My gardens, not so much. Half my yard is muck from too much. My shrubs like hydrangeas love it! I am glad I mulched a lot of the areas, but I have a lot of weeding to do when our heat wave goes away.

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