Monday, July 28, 2014

Home Sweet Garden {7/29}

Welcome to the Home Sweet Garden Party!
I cannot believe it is the end of July already!
Today I wanted to share the Limelight Hydrangea blooms by my front porch.
And the last of the phlox blooms before I cut them back.
I must say, Limelight Hydrangea is a must have shrub in my book.
It is so healthy and upright... and the BLOOMS!
 Perfect for any cottage style garden.
 Yes, it is time to cut back the phlox before it all goes to seed.
I will leave a few... but it can take over.
And it is falling into the walkway.
 If I am lucky it might rebloom before the summer is over.
I certainly have enjoyed it this year.
 It is starting to look stressed in places in my garden.
We have went longer stretches without rain and been in the 90s.
I have been watering the containers, but not dragging out the hoses.
Most of my beds are established and tough enough to wait for rain.
Thankfully, it is cooler for a few days and I can work outside again.
I am still cutting back perennials and shrubs that have finished blooming.
I will be dividing in the fall, but as long as this hot weather keeps up
I will resist adding any new plants to the garden.
August can be horrible in Indiana... so I am preparing for the worst
and praying we keep having rain and not so much humidity.
Here is the other side of the Limelight... I have limbed it up to look like a small tree.
That way you can still see the underplantings and rock border.

Okay, that is my garden update.... here is some wonderful entries in last weeks party!
They were all so wonderful and we had some first time partiers!
Welcome everyone!!

{If you see your post feel free to grab a button}
My Thrift Store Addiction's  Welcome To My Secret Garden
The Nest At Finch Rest's Restoring A Potting Table
Row House Blog's Mr Porterfield's Home
Rosemary & Thyme's Pretty Hydrangeas and Roses
Vintage Silver Lid Towel Holders
Hooked on Vintage Lids by My 1929 Charmer
How to have a weed-free vegetable garden | Cottage at the Crossroads
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paint by number gallery wall-transformation
Paint By Number's Gallery Wall Transformation
Southern Seazon's French Country Island
Love My Simple Home's Shabby Table and Petunias

Oh my.... aren't they all FABULOUS!
I simply cannot wait to see what you share!!

Thanks so much for joining us this week!
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and becoming a new follower too!
xxx....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 often lectures at area Gardening Events and Clubs.  Her home and garden is located in Southern Indiana and open to small groups upon request.  You can contact her at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Orange is the Color of the Day







As I was walking thru the back gardens...
These bright orange marigolds and blanket flowers
were just glowing in the sun.
I love orange in the garden.... don't you?
~Brooke~
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Late Summer Blooms on the Butterfly Hill













It is feeling like late summer in the garden.
It has been cool for a bit... but it is getting hot and humid again.
But these tough natives can take it.
The gardener... well... that is debateable.
Thanks so much for visiting...Brooke

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