Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Busy , Beautiful , Long Weekend


                                                   Part 1

  Hey everyone hope you all had a good long weekend ! We sure did !

The weather here was lovely a bit chilly on Sat but Sunday and yesterday were perfect !

Went to the garden centre Saturday early morning to get our flowers for our gardens . Took Miggs with us as we do every year  cause she loves it there  and is such a good girl , all the people and flowers to sniff all the pats on the head and the odd cuddle she gets no wonder she loves it there lol !

When we got home we took out our flower haul from the van and put them on tables then decided from there who was going to go where ! We picked up lots of  plants that spread  , bush out and cascade !

                                    I took lots of photos !

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                                                                                        Not a bad haul lol !

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                                               So now the planting begins ! I have been waiting for this moment !

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                                                                      This is our centre garden !

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            Yup even Papa picks some of the plants and decides where some can go and he liked these for this spot around the Lilac tree and on the bench he made ! !

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These barrels are by Papa’s work shop  and  this little garden is in front of his shop  so off he went a planting !

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                                                                          Then Papa helped me do the rest !

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                This  is our back garden by the Cedar hedges , the lower part  here we planted and  over to the left is a higher level with ferns coneflowers and Tiger Lilly’s  starting to grow .

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                                        This is our front garden , it wraps around the front of the house !

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                                                                               Our front porch !

                    Whilst we were at the garden centre Papa went into the cute little garden  shop that was there to use their washroom  as he came out of the garden shop he had this in his hands and said here is a little something I know you will like for  the yard !

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                      Butterfly chimes , oh more to add to the others I have lol I love it , thanks Papa  good eye

                                                                                       he knows what I like !

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              Our garden at the side of the  driveway .  I planted a few flowers but mostly there is wild violets there , Tiger Lilly's , Lilly of the valley that stuff spreads like crazy  and a bush that I cant remember what it is but it flowers so pretty !

                                              So now all our flowers are tucked in their new homes and all looks great !

                                             Part 2 of our long weekend continues  tomorrow ..  and yes more photos and

                                                                          a new bird in the yard again to  hehe !

                                                                              Until next time  my friends  .

                                                                                        Country Gal


Faye Henry said...

Beautiful, Elaine. You have lovely gardens.. xo

Amy at love made my home said...

Everything looks beautiful!! So many lovely plants, your garden already looks great, but when they all start to bloom it will be even better. Love the butterfly chimes that Papa bought you, what a nice fellow he is. Glad that you had a fun weekend. xx

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What a gorgeous garden you will have to enjoy (and share?) this year!

TexWisGirl said...

looks like you had fun!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looking good! :)

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Who wouldn't love to see Miggs come to their place??? Can't wait to see the flowers all matured. Give Miggs a sloppy kiss from all of us.

Pamela Gordon said...

You two sure had a busy weekend. Good thing the weather was co-operating. I won't get my annuals for another week as there's still a risk of frost and also it's so wet right now they'd all mildew. That's happened before! I'm looking forward to it though! Have a great week.

Debbie Bosworth said...

Looking good you two! Love all that beautiful color!!! :)

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, Elaine,it's going to look absolutely gorgeous once it gets going! I see you have some of my likes there too.
Love the butterfly on the wind chime.
Jane x

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!!! Looks fantastic, love all the flowers your planting. I adore your porch, wonderful decorating, great job. Blessings Francine.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Doesn't it feel good seeing all those gorgeous flowers at the garden centre and knowing they'll soon be enjoyed around your own garden !
Lots of great plants there, and so many places to plant them.
Love your garden spots....

Anonymous said...

The plants all look wonderful in their new homes. O-o-o-h a new bird ... Wonder if it will visit me in a week or so? had the hammers and grosbeaks the past few days.

Buttons said...

Oh they are so beautiful all tucked into their new homes. Nice work. Hug B

Linda said...

We'll you sure bought a lot of beauties!
I haven't bought ONE thing....soon....
Linda :o)

William Kendall said...

You really go all out in gardening!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You have such a beautiful garden. I look forward to seeing photos of all those lovely flowers when they grow!

Michelle said...

Looks like a good time!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Years ago, I too would buy so many plants and put them all around the yard, but then had to keep them watered during our hot summers, which was a lot of work at times. Now I only put some in pots around the back patio and front porch....much easier care. Yiur gardens are sure to be lovely once all the flowers are blooming, Elaine.