Thursday, September 30, 2010

Early Morning Sun On The Lake

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Good Morning Gardening Friends….. I wanted to share with you my view from my desk early this morning.  It is on the second story of our home and overlooks the lake and firepit.IMG_7268

If there is any wonder why I don’t get anything done all day, it is because I spend my office time looking for birds and critters down by the lake.

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There has been a momma deer and twins living on our hill all summer.  The trees on the left have a small pond hidden up there.  They can hide whenever they like, but the babies like the mowed paths to play on.

The grass is so brown…. we still have not gotten any rain, and I am watering constantly.  This has not been a good year for the flowers, at least not without a lot of work. 

I am taking apart containers today and planting the perennials I used in them.  They did really good this year, I will take a few pics before I destroy them.  It all looks so bare after I plant everything, but I hate to let anything die if I don’t have to.

Have a great day….Brooke

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Garden Tour –Fire Pit Rock Garden

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This is one of my favorite areas…. The fire pit.  It is where my best rocks are and it had a beautiful view of the lake.    Enjoy….

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Felix is still your garden tour guide….

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He is very photogenic! 

~Brooke

Fall Garden Tour – Driveway Plantings

These are the beds I did this time last year.  They are small, but filling in nicely!  Enjoy….

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The cats…. Morris and Felix exploring on the rocks….

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Here is a post on this area when I planted it last year….wow has is changed!

More to come…..Brooke

Fall Garden Tour – Front Porch

Grab a glass of ice tea and sit on the porch with me for a bit…. enjoy….
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Come back again real soon!   There is more of the garden tour….next stop…. the driveway!
~Brooke


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Fall Garden Tour – Front Walk

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Hello Gardening Friends!  I have been super busy helping with a local fall festival this week.  I have been away from the garden too much!  But today I finally had time to take some pictures…. okay, a lot of pictures to share with you!  This cute little sign sums it up….
Happy Fall Y’all!!! 
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This first post will be about the front walk… I added many more fall blooming things last year and it has paid off…. big time.  :)  I am happy to have many things still blooming.
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One of my favorites is the Blue Satin Altheas or Rose of Sharon.  It can be seen from inside the house, although it is only 2 years old, it is getting tall.  I love this shade of blue… so pretty.
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I added mums to the window boxes and hollyhocks are still blooming below.
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The purple seed verbena is fantastic…. as it has been all summer.
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It is on both sides of the walk…. notice my front steps are rocks!
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Here is a better view of the steps.
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I love all the dark purple foliage of my wine and roses weigelia and plum pudding coral bells.
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My baby Japanese maple is holding it’s own…. it will be so pretty when it gets big there!
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This new sedum Autumn Fire is just fantastic…. love this combination.
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My next post is about the porch…. just wait!
More of the tour to follow… stay tuned…lol.
Happy Gardening….Brooke

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