Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday

It seems this week shows the yard still in transition from the spring flowers, to the summer flowers.

 The geraniums on the front porch are filling in



Miniature Hollyhocks
The large variety is starting to bud



The Phlox will be blooming in a week or two

All varieties of my hydrangea bushes are loaded. This is my Nikko Blue
My Annabelle hydrangea is doing great, last year the groundhogs chewed it and all that left was sticks! I see no groundhogs this year...maybe they were finally afraid of Heidi?


Endless Summer Hydrangea

Astilbe among the hosta and ferns



New Dawn Climber on the cottage




Picasso Petunia


Time to sit and have some lunch


Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!


16 comments:

LV said...

Great post. If you have time today,Tuesday, drop by my place.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I would love to have a seat on your patio set and see all your beautiful flowers first hand! I'm loving the Picasso Petunias...I've never seen those before! Thanks for sharing!

Faye said...

I just love your yard. Every time your blog comes up I enjoy seeing your header. That table and chairs is awesome!!! I like them just the way they are and also that cute little white fence piece or gate...not sure what it is but it's good! Beautiful flowers too!
Faye

Ann said...

You have such a wonderful variety of annnuals and perinials. Everything complements the other.
Ann

ann said...

Spring looks good in your garden. My hydrangea didn't make it through the winter. Any suggestions? cheers. ann

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yay for Spring and all the beautiful colors. I love seeing all the pretty flowers.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

I love seeing your flowers. That Picasso petunia is beautiful, I've never seen it before.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful photos!! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

GardenofDaisies said...

All your flowers are so pretty! And the fun garden sculptures too! It's much cooler than 90 here, so come on over!!

Tete said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Ok- the diner on the Square is the White House Cafe- and the one you want is across from Birkey's- used to be Oggie's Diner. Steve and Shirley Parsley bought it and run it now. Haven't been to either one, but hear S&S is the best.
Having a really bad night. Went to bed too early and still feel yucky. Heading back there!
Hugs- Tete

Light and Voices said...

Whew...you must be tired after weeding and taking care of all those flowers. Think I'll sit a spell and we can chat on that nice patio set.
Joyce M

Rebecca said...

You certainly have a green thumb! Everything looks so good-you need to be on a garden tour!

Pat said...

Beautiful, Ann!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Sigh. My green thumb is just the result of slipping it into a paint can. Your flowers are lovely and the Eiffel Tower - tres chic!

Stacey said...

You posted my very favorite flowers...geraniums and hydrangeas. :)

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