Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Looking More Like Fall & Tuesday Garden Party: 9/2

Hey look, it's Tuesday already!
It is time for the #tuesdaygardenparty!
Labor day was a good one here at the lake.
Good food, great friends.... family time.
But once the big 3 day weekend is over....
My thoughts jump full force into fall.
The garden seems to be doing the same thing.
I hate to see summer come to an end... but I have to admit...
I LOVE FALL!

So bring it on... cool weather... everything pumpkin... mums and all.
I hope you are as excited as I am...lol.

Okay, lets start the party...

From your host this week, Jami @ An Oregon Cottage:


I, like many of you, grow lots of hydrangeas - many of them the variety Endless Summer. This type of hydrangea is affected by the acidity of the soil: less acidic soil produces pink blossoms and more acidic turns the blossoms blue (not all varieties are affected by the soil this way).

Since I don't do blue anywhere in my house (and very little clothing besides denim - it's just not my color), you can guess what kind of soil we have here, can't you? Yep, from May through September every blossom that could be pink is blue. Bright, in-your-face blue. So you can imagine how I wait for the fall weather to start changing those blossoms a perfect greenish-pink. With Endless Summer you'll have both on the plant at the same time, since it produces blossoms all season, like the first photo. Whatever - I'm just happy to have some pink-green blossoms to finally bring in to decorate our mantel with a little 'welcome fall' display!

Now to the features from last week's party:


1. This garden is stunning and there's so much inspiration and ideas in the photos shared by Conrad Art Glass Gardens.
2. I loved how this garden carrier was rescued and revived with some chalkboard paint and a twig by Artistic Endeavor 101.
3. How about making potpourri using the flowers from your garden like Penny's Treasures?
4. Delicious looking recipes using garden fresh tomatoes and basil from Annie's Place to Learn.
5. Wouldn't it be great to have a secret sitting area like My 1929 Charmer?
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We're all looking forward to seeing what you've got going on in your gardens this week!


Thanks so much for stopping by.....Brooke



Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube.  She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at area Gardening Events and Area Organizations and Clubs.  To see more of her home and garden visit www.creativecountrymom.com.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hydrangeas Galore...

There are still so many of my hydrangeas blooming..
Today we will look at a few favorites for late summer blooms.
 Strawberry Vanilla
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