Welcome to my garden tour! I’m joining The Preacher’s Wife for a garden party today, so be sure and go by and check out more beautiful gardens from her links. Come along and see what’s blooming in my yard or has been blooming recently. Wouldn’t it be nice if these blooms stayed around for much longer? I wish!
Hibiscus is just peeking their heads out to the sun. These are such huge blooms.
The Endless Summer hydrangeas that you’ll see below were so pretty, I had to bring some in to put in a vase to enjoy.
So pretty! Dayliles blooming in my garden…
Fills this whole corner bed going in the backyard gate, underplanted with hostas & pink impatience.
Wave petunias are growing like crazy in this basket.
Little bunny tucked amoung the shrubs. This little green shrub is a Wheeler’s Dwarf Japanese Mock Orange and they’ve done well for me too.
Blue Scabiosa pincushion perennials are busting out too.
A newly found rusty butterfly that came from a yardsale for $2 now flies in my backyard.
This is the spirea again. These are some new dianthus that I just planted this year and they are blooming like crazy now. Close-up of the blue pincushion Scabiosa. And that brings me back to the teak furniture I bought at the recent yardsale. Remember how it looked when I brought it home?
Spending some time with a pressure washer has really improved the looks a lot. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than it was. I’ll be adding some teak oil or something like that to help preserve the color and keep it looking better. I really don’t hate the gray color, that just looks beachy to me, but I’ll try to keep it looking good. I think the blotchiness on the table top was from the previous owner adding poly that didn’t all come off.
I’m still very happy with this yardsale find at $20, can’t beat it! I’ve been a busy girl sewing (yes, me sewing!) some cushions for my chairs and swing and I’ll be showing the whole patio next week in all its beautiful glory. We sure are loving it out here!
And, for those of you who were concerned about the drainspout under the deck….I found this concrete rain catcher for $2.50 at a home store that should keep it all under control. We’ve had a few rains since I put it in and no problem with the pea gravel at all. I also scrubbed down the brick & got most of the clay stains off using a bottle of bleach water and scrub-brush. I think those bricks at the bottom are actually red in color and not completely stained from clay.
Your garden looks wonderful! Thanks for inviting us to your garden party! :o) I cannot believe your Endless Summer hydrangea. Mine is 4 years old now and still the same size…with no blooms! :o( I am moving her in the fall. All the other hydrangeas in my yard are doing so well. I have such a hard time giving up on plants…esp. roses and hydrangeas!
Lovely lovely garden… I’m celebrating another party on the first day of summer, June 21st, we would love to see your garden there… come see
Your garden is beautiful! To keep weeds at bay, I put down several layers of newspaper. I don’t use glossy ads and I make it wet first so it stays put. Then I put mulch over top of it. The newspaper will decompose over time. Here is a link where you can read more about “lasagna gardening” using newspapers Hope it’s helpful.
Just gorgeous…especially your hydrangeas!
Your flowers look so pretty! Thank goodness for all that rain we got this spring! My hydrangeas are doing really well this year too (although they’re drooping today – we need some rain).
The teak table and chairs look wonderful and what a deal!
I’m off to see what else you’ve been up to.
Sandi McBride says
I love the Garden Party and can hear Ricky Nelson singing about it in my head while I’m looking at the wonderful photo’s! Thanks for the tour! I’ve been in the gardens watering for three days so have been mia for a couple of days…playing catch up!
Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories says
Absolutely breathtaking! The hydrangeas are a personal favorite of mine…yours are gorgeous. Love the little glimpses of your house, too….you have excellent taste! 🙂
What a beautiful garden you have a pretty colors. Great variety too.
The power washer did a great job on your furniture too!
Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says
I am so loving your beautiful garden.
I’ve just now gotten into gardening and what a time… it’s 100 degrees here. I hope everything makes it and looks half as pretty as yours:)
Thanks for the lovely stroll!
Gorgeous! I am going to post mine tonight, so be sure and stop by my “garden party” later….
Oh My Word!!! I loved the tour!!! lol I sat here with my mouth wide open and getting wider with each pic!! lol I love knockout roses and have over twenty in the back yard…ohhh those Hollyhocks remind me of my childhood and a sweet neighbor that grew them every year…Such a great ppost girl!!! Hope you are having a great day and that you have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!
jamie in rose cottage says
I have many of those same flowers, but I’m in Georgia so I guess we’re the same zone! My favorite is that bargain butterfly! LOVE it!
My garden gate is open, Rhoda, come on over…..
What beautiful photographs!! Everything looks so wonderful. The table and chairs were a great deal and are really looking good.
Rhoda, your garden is lovely! The teak furniture cleaned up beautifully. I can’t wait to see the *finished* product with the cushions. 🙂
For two days straight I’ve been painting furniture. I can’t thank you enough for sharing about the liquid sandpaper! Wow! What a difference that one product has made. What a blessing!
jamie in rose cottage says
Just saw your nice comment on my blog. Wow, another Marietta girl! I’ll be going to Deeper Still, too, and I’m SO looking forward to it!
Niesz Vintage Home says
Your garden is beautiful! Love the hollyhocks.
Your flowers are just beautiful and as always so inspiring. I have been looking through your past posts that deal with gardening and landscaping looking for more inspiration to help in our new but pitiful yard. Your home and gardens always look amazing. Thank you for the beautiful tour!
Beautiful garden with amazing blooms. I want some of those knock out roses.
I love the rabbit too. Great pics,I am more calm and relaxed after your
Garden Blessings, Jeanne
Donna Kay says
Your flowers are incredible!!! I am in awe!!!
Hydrangeas are just my very favorite flower – they remind me so much of my grandmother – she always had a yard full – I wish I would have inherited her green thumb!!!!
The table & chairs are looking very good!!!!