Sunday, May 26, 2013

Garden Walk.


My craft for this week relates to Memorial Day, so I will be posting it later on Monday.

For now, I thought I would share a few pictures of my gardens.


Spring is my favorite time of year, and even though I know this is an art blog,
I love the creativity and many colors and forms to be enjoyed in gardening.


After all, gardening is a from of creativity and crafting through God's supplies of dirt, sunshine, rain, and vegetation.



In my shade gardens, I have a fondness for hostas.








Ferns are fronds of gracefulness as well.




I just reworked this garden into my herb and strawberry garden.








My front garden has been a work in progress this spring.



 Another favorite: the cheerful mountain bluet.







I never tire of Irises of every variety...



as well as the bold vibrance of the climbing clematis vine.

 




I see some weeds in this garden that need to be pulled.

I hope you didn't mind this slight diversion from pencil and paper.


29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love taking tours through others gardens. Yours is beautiful. Diversion is good. Thanks for sharing!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Yes, I LOVE garden tours as well. There are so many fun ways to use plants and flowers in the landscapes. Thanks for your fun comment. :)

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  3. Garden tours are always a favorite for me. Can't believe how lush your plants are looking, ours aren't near this far along.

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    1. Yes, the rain seemed to really make them all burst out suddenly. I love walking around when everything is so lively green.

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  4. Thank you, Tonya. Loved the garden tour. You are a wonder...how you get so much packed into a day!

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    1. Thanks, Mercy. I love to be outside this time of year. My house suffers from it, but I just can't stay inside. :)

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  5. Your art is showing through your garden.

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Lemon. You say such kind comments!

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  6. Beautiful garden and I love the name of your blog!

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  7. Such a great tour of your beautiful garden! so glad I stopped by from Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday Party. You've put a lot of work into it and it shows!

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  8. Very pretty:) It looks so relaxing!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon. If I can just ignore some of the weeds, it is relaxing to look at gardens. :)

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  9. Gorgeous. I love garden tours. So much inspiration. I love the creative outlet that gardening provides!

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    1. Oh, me too, me too!! :) Thank you!

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  10. Love the ferns and hostas. I have almost full shade so these have become my go plants now. Have a great week

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    1. Oh, I love them too. There is so much variety to them as well, especially the hostas. Tiarellas, Heucherellas, and Heucheras are fun shade plants as well. I love shady gardens...easier to enjoy in the hot sun. :) You have a super week, too!

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  11. Wow, what fabulous gardens. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. It is so sweet that you stop by with all the many fun links that you get. Thanks for taking the time to stop in and say hello! :)

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  12. I love the hardscapes you have incorporated into your garden space. I envy the hosts - even with Booda the Wondercat/Vole Hunter, I 've lost every host I've planted unless nuzzled against large tree roots. Thanks for sharing your garden. I'm visiting from We Are that Family for WFMW.

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    1. Oh, that is a shame! I didn't realize those varmints had a thing for hostas. :( I'll have to keep an eye out for them. Thanks for you nice comment and for stopping in!

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  13. Your gardens are beautiful! What is that lacy plant/bush in the 8th picture? I love it. I have a lot of hostas around my house, too. Some of them are gigantic!

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  14. It is fun how big some of the hostas get! The bushes in the 8th pictures are: the yellow one on the left is a type of spirea called Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon' ('Mellow Yellow'). The orangish lacey plant on the right is actually a small Laceleaf Japanese Maple Tree. I am pretty sure it is called Acer palmatum 'Otto's Dissectum'. They are so incredibly beautiful. There is such variety in the laceleaf maples that are amazing. Here is a link to some that are fantastic. http://www.maplestoneornamentals.com/cat/index.cfm?id=Japanese_Maples&page=5

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    1. I have never purchased from this site so I cannot say what their plants are like; just thought I'd share the great pictures. They look like a great store though.

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