Blue pincushion Scabiosa & spirea (which I can’t find the name of right now..love the lime foilage) These perennial purple verbena have gone wild & I have to keep them cut back so they don’t smother the other plants.
Here’s the armillary I found yardsaling a few weeks ago…it looks so happy among the roses.
Susan P. says
What a lovely yard you have. I especially love how you have “personalized” it and made it your own by adding those extra special touches. I am also so impressed that you built the stone border all by yourself . . . you GO GIRL!!
Thanks for the tour, Rhoda! I so enjoyed seeing all that you’ve been able to accomplish. Beautiful and inspiring!!
(Did you REALLY build that stone wall all by yourself? If you did, would you teach me how? I’m so impressed! To me, that is the definition of a Southern woman – resourceful and capable!
Have a lovely weekend… you and your garden,
PS- Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog yesterday. It meant a lot.
annewithane65 (Kim) says
Rhoda, your gardens are just beautiful. I loved seeing all of your pictures!
Beautiful gardens, Rhoda. I’m enjoying your blog. It is fun to see you decorating another house and back into the yard sales! I have to tell you, I finally tried your banana bread recipe. My kids told me it was the best banana bread I ever made. I guess I have a new standard recipe! Thanks for sharing….
Kristen (from NY)
Your garden is absolutely beautiful – you’ve done such an amazing job with it! I LOVE it!
Rhoda, I love all the transitions you’ve made replacing the cookie-cutter landscaping that so many of us start out with. You’re a kindred spirit~doing all the labor yourself for some of the projects. It can be back breaking but isn’t it satisfying to see the results? It all looks fabulous!
I love all you’ve done with your garden Rhoda. I know what hard work gardening can be – “a garden is a joy and a job forever”. You have certainly made your surroundings look lovely. Lighter weight vines for tha type of arbor such as morning glory and moonflower are pretty but they are annuals and will leave it bare in the Winter. A Carolina Jasmine is pretty with the white flowers, smells divine, stays green in the Winter, and is easy to keep under control, I trim mine back all the time. You could plant Jasmine on one side and annual morning glories on the other for Summer color – the blue and purple ones are so pretty. I’ll start them from seed soon to climb my front porch, mailbox post and back fence – love to have them everywhere in Summer.
Today DH and I prepared our veggie beds and we’ll start planting tomatoes, peppers, French beans, eggplants, cukes etc. first week in May.
I bought a load of plants (flowers) at a sale yesterday – proceeds go to help brain injured people – sun coleus, lantana, geraniums, mosquitoe plants etc., also the most beautiful Kimberly fern (huge) wich makes the Boston ferns look tiny! Tomorrow I’ll be outside planting – luckily the weather is fabulous.
Enjoy your weekend.
sandi @ whistlestop cafe says
Where do you have the time? I am planning to get out into the garden~ after I check out my favorite blogs!
Your gardens are beautiful! I can’t wait to get out in ours. It is a couple weeks before we can safely plant in ground without worrying about a frost. The weather is just starting to warm up and tempt me, but I don’t want to chance it yet.