Wednesday, August 17, 2011

There Is Beauty All Around

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. –Abram L. Urban

I love my gardens. They are such a lovely place to be. All my flower beds are filled with perennials, which are the workhorse of the garden. Most years, in the spring-time, I fill my beds in with annuals, which keep the gardens alive with color all season long. Most perennials have a limited bloom time and most of the perennials I have are spring bloomers, so when summer comes around those annuals keep things interesting. This year and last, it just hasn't been in the budget. While I really miss the extra color, I don't miss all the extra dead-heading. Still, I'm thinking about dropping in at a favorite nursery or two to see if they've got any annuals left on clearance.

Most of my gardens are just foliage right now. And while the green-ness of it all is very pretty, there is one bright spot of color in the garden by the front walk {also known as the birdbath garden because of the birdbath sitting in the middle of it} which brightens my day each time I go by. I wanted to share that with you today.
{Valerian, Yarrow, Black-Eyed Susans & Shasta Daisies}


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

What a beautiful burst of color. Thanks for sharing :)

Shay said...

Every time I see lovely parts of your garden I vow to be a better gardener.

If you keep posting pictures one day you may convince me.

It worked with hand binding!

Paulette said...

Ooh, so pretty! Love the colors.

I need to plant some more perennials next year. I also need to plant some land mines for the rabbits. (Just kidding...sort of).

Michelle said...

Ooh achillea and black-eyed susans! Some of my favorites. I'm looking forward to having a garden again one day.

whimsyfox said...


I was just going thru the pix of my visit to Utah and admiring all the beautiful flowers I took pix of then too. Wow, it's been two years :(

I LOVE black-eyed susans, one of the few yellow flowers I like. But for some reason my DH (who is the gardener in our family) doesn't care for them. But I managed to plant my foot down and got 3 hydrangeas, while he said one would be enough (they get big) and got my lavender, albeit in a place far from windows & doors (he doesn't like the smell-crazy huh). So if I do see some lazy susans @ nursery I'm going to push for those too! :)

Jennifer Lovell said...

Wow! What a fabulous picture, how nice for you to get to see this when entering your home.