Monday, July 14, 2008

Celebrating the Garden

I LOVE my garden! Unfortunately, I don't always get the time I would like to play in the dirt. This week MMP is celebrating the Garden Path for Pink Friday. In honor of the beauty found in our gardens, I wanted to share with you some pics of my own garden. This year I planted dahlias for the very first time. I am so pleased that they came up and are doing so well.

In my garden every year grow wildflowers...well, some would call them weeds. These are so pretty that i let them go. They are miniature daisies. I also have some beautiful tiger lillies growing by my porch.

I bought mom a little miniature rose for Mother's Day, which she planted in her garden. It recently decided to bloom again. This is it on the left. Next up are her impatiens...aren't they beautiful?!

And this is my veggie garden...nothing ready to be picked, but looks like there is going to be a good crop. This is our first year at this, so we are very excited to be getting some home grown produce this year. We have planted tomatos, peppers, bush beans, cucumbers, yellow squash, basil, and zucchini. I also planted eggplant...which i THINK i see coming up...ever so slowly....and rosemary seeds that never sprouted, sadly. I sprinkled marigold seeds around the garden that are also coming up.


Lisa said...


You have a lovely garden. The rose bush you bought your mom is so beautiful. I am envious. My dream is to have a spectacular garden some day, it's on the vision board.


Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Carolyn, What a beautiful garden. I would be out enjoying it all the time. Nothing compares to playing in the dirt. Thanks for sharing.

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the dahlias, such an elegant but colorful flower.

Thank you for sharing

Lilli Blue said...

Beautiful! I would love a veggie garden. My Aunt grew the best tomatoes. Thanks for the pics.
blessings, lilli

Marie said...

Hi Carolyn,
Looks like a lovely garden. More than I can say about mine. I have always loved tiger lilies.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your dahlias are so pretty!! Thanks for showing us such beautiful pictures of your garden!

Pei Li

Susan said...

Looking good...but you guys have had more rain than we have!

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful flowers. I love dahlias. We have a veggie garden too. We just started getting summer squash and zuchini.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn ~
I love your garden ! Your dahlias are gorgeous !! I would love to grow dahlias too but I think it is too hot here ~

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your garden looks beautiful! I love flowers, in my garden I am having problems with WEEDS! I just can not keep up with them. lol
Happy Monday!

Susie said...

Carolyn, Your garden is just so pretty! And those veggies. There is nothing better than going out to your own yard to pick something fresh for dinner. Great show and tell.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Cathy said...


Absolutely stunning. I think I'll take some pretties of my garden today.


xo Cath

Silena said...

Hi Carolyn,
Wow, dahlias?! already!? I guess summer is just came around too quickly. Your garden is beautiful...candy for the eye and the spirit!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely garden. Ours consists of a few pots but I have plans !


gail said...

Hi Carolyn,,, I love your garden. I wish I could grow flowers in the summer. YOurs are just beautiful. I will be able to start planting flowers in sept probably. Yah! Have a great day. (()) gail

Inka Thomas said...

I love your garden. My dahlias have not bloomed this year. Yours are so beautiful. Enjoy it SS

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carolyn!

Wow! What gorgeous flowers! You have an amazing garden. I wish I had that! I have a garden out in front of my house,but it's small. Loved your Show and Tell!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Michelle M. May said...

Those dahlias are so pretty! I love them. Your garden is just wonderful. I would love to sit out there with a glass of wine and some good dw friends!

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

What a lovely garden, Carolyn. I love the sweet little pink rose the most.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Carolyn, I need to come for a visit to have a garden tea paty! Your flowers are so pretty! (( )) Karen

Theresa said...

Oh Carolyn,
If I am ever out your way do you provide any squatters rights sort of thing. I don't require much and will work for food, lol. I do stop at wearing the handmade sign around my neck though (isn't sanitary, nasty cardboard).
Ooh, back to subject, lovely garden!!!
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

SoCal Helene said...

Your garden is so lovely and lush! The only things that grows well
in mine are the weeds ;0)
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